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Rider-reported trail conditions on the Katy Trail

Recent trail conditions, as reported by your fellow riders and trail users.
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Rocheport
183
06/10/2020
Bridge out

There are still no signs or markers for cyclist and hikers and no signs to alert auto traffic to the presence of pedestrians on highway 40 west of Rocheport. I inquired with MODOT and Mo State Parks last year. Hopefully some improvements will be forthcoming. Ride safe, hope for the best from autos, Maurice
- maurice mcmurry
181.5
06/08/2020
Bridge out

Update on the Salt Creek bridge detour: No work has been done since my last update on 5/2/20. Today I talked to MO State Parks region coordinator. She said that the old bridge is irreparable, and there are no immediate plans to start replacement (and it is going to be expensive). The State budget starts on July 1st, and she did not know if funds had been allocated for replacement. If budget is not approved, then there is little to no chance of the bridge being replaced in the next year. MO State Parks wants the trail re-opened as quickly as possible.
- BikerBoy
181.5
05/03/2020
Bridge out

Detour: Yes
Bridge over Salt Creek is completely destroyed and Creek uncrossable. Alternative route using HWY 40 is posted on trail website. Repairs will be complicated by a new higher levee on west side of Creek that blocks the old route. The trail is fenced off at the Creek and significant debris from the old bridge is piled on east side. No repair work has been initiated.
- DBR

Onsite report from May 2, 2020. The levee was repaired this week. Work can now begin on fixing the Salt Creek bridge. I cannot find any information as to when they will start or when it is expected to be open. There is NO safe way to go through this point. You would have to cross a lot of debris and the Salt Creek, which is extremely dangerous. The creek runs about 20 feet wide and who knows how deep. The Hwy 40 detour is not ideal , but it is far safer than crossing the creek.
- BikerBoy
Salt Creek bridge outSalt Creek bridge out
- BikerBoy
Rocheport
178.3
06/12/2020
Trail washed out - complete

use hwy 40 all the way after trail stop. Fast not so safe
- Bob
Rocheport
178.3
08/09/2019
Bridge out

Detour: Yes
The trail from Clinton to Rocheport is in good shape except for the closure east of Booneville and just west of Rocheport. The park suggested detour coming into Rocheport is a bit harrowing for non rode bikers as highway 40 has only a 0-12 inch shoulder for the 2.6 miles required to get to 240. Don't be fooled by the alt 240 signs. Stay on the highway until the bottom of the hill where you reach 240 and turn right into Rocheport.
- Big B
Wilton - Easley
157.4 - 162.5
06/19/2020
Impassible
Just south of Coopers Landing the trail is closed for construction, Monday - Friday, 7 Am to 4pm. and they tell you no detour. We found one but it was a big pain in the you know what. You have to go up into the very steep hills and back down. All on rough gravel roads. We came down to the trail on club house road which is where they had it closed on the other end. Get there before 7 or after 4 would be my recommendation.
- Carl Spahn
Wilton
157.4
06/14/2020
Trail section between Wilton and Hartsburg was rough due to grading work and new gravel (large pieces) on some parts. Just slowed down some and rode the line without any problems. Just as an FYI, with all the standing water around, be sure to wear bug protection. Every time we stopped, the mosquitoes were all over us.
- Chad
Wilton
157.4
04/26/2020
Roughly three quarter of a mile east of Wilton, the trail consists of dirt where it has been scraped. It will become quite muddy and likely covered with lpools of standing water waiter a hard rain. This extends for about .1 to .2 miles. There was construction equipment along this segment as well.
- DBR
143
08/04/2020
Tree/limb complete blockage

Whole tree or many limbs/branches, large, across trail just a few miles before getting to Tebbets from JC. Only detour would be to take Highway 94, which we didn’t choose to do.
- D. Sisson
Portland - Steedman
118 - 117
11/18/2019
Impassible
Orange mesh blocking trail due to a rock slide. Closed from Mile Marker 117 - 118. Park service notes No approved detours.
- Jeremy
McKittrick
100.8
08/03/2020
Rode east today out of Herman to Dutzow and although trees where down and trail was in rough condition in spots, we where able to complete the ride without taking any detours. We where also able to ride our bikes on the edge of highway 47 to Washington and cross the new bridge without much effort , there is a 4-6 foot edge, all the way to the bridge and even the new bridge has a wide edge.
- Chris Hoffman
McKittrick
100.8
08/03/2020
Rode east today out of Herman to Dutzow and although trees where down and trail was in rough condition in spots, we where able to complete the ride without taking any detours. We where also able to ride our bikes on the edge of highway 47 to Washington and cross the new bridge without much effort , there is a 4-6 foot edge, all the way to the bridge and even the new bridge has a wide edge.
- Chris Hoffman
Case
96.9
06/15/2020
Tree/limb complete blockage

Detour: Yes
Just west of Case there was a tree that had completely blocked the trail. It was passable, but DNR may have blocked it off.
Case
96.9
07/03/2020
Downed tree has been cleared. Trail is open through Case.
- John S
Marthasville
66.4
03/04/2020

- KR
Augusta
78 - 56
03/04/2020
The trail from Weldon springs to marthasville is in great shape. Klondike bridge and Bigelow Creek are repaired. No more detours. Some of the trail also is repaved but watch out for clumps of loose gravel.
- KR
St Charles
39.5
06/23/2020
Just finished riding most of the trail. St. Charles to Portland is in excellent condition. Portland to McBaine is a little bit rougher condition, many of the cross roads are in poor condition. One crossing near Steedman, very much lower than the Katy Trail. It has an abrupt drop off and is obvious that some one lowered the trail through that part of the park on purpose. There was no warning sign, so be careful in that area, you can easily be injured.
- Silver Fox
St Charles
39.5
06/23/2020
Trail washed out - partial

Just finished riding most of the trail. St. Charles to Portland is in excellent condition. Portland to McBaine is a little bit rougher condition, many of the cross roads are in poor condition. One crossing near Steedman, very much lower than the Katy Trail. It has an abrupt drop off and is obvious that some one lowered the trail through that part of the park on purpose. There was no warning sign, so be careful in that area, you can easily be injured.
- Silver Fox
Machens
30.5
04/11/2020
Trail washed out - complete

Large section still washed out about 0.5 miles West of Machens trailhead. Gap is about 50 feet wide and 15 feet deep. Passable if it's dry and you are willing to walk your gear down and up. Best parking pick-up/drop-off is at Black Walnut. Other than that, the section is dry and "smooth".
- BikerBoy
About the map: This map has several shortcomings, but hopefully it will still be helpful in visualizing the locations of the trail conditions.
  • In general, pin colors indicate good conditions (green), bad conditions (red), or moderate conditions (yellow).
  • Hover over a pin for location; click a pin for details.
  • When a trail condition covers a section, rather than a single location, numbered pins will appear at the start and end of that section. I realize it would be ideal to color sections of the trail rather than use pins for sections, but I don't have the resources for that right now.
  • Not all pins appear, because some are directly on top of others, For example, if several reported sections start or end on Boonville, only one of those Boonville pins will be visible because it exactly covers the other Boonville pins.

Future enhancements:
  • Add Rock Island Trail
  • Add map
  • Setting for ability to filter by date
  • Ability to flag conditions that are no longer accurate