Weldon Spring Trailhead in Weldon Spring
Anonymous on 03/16/2021 03:37 PM:
What is the Katy Trail Mile Marker Number at Interstate 64 and is there access to the trail from this area?We are walking the Katy and this stretch is too long between the trailheads.
Gary from Near Tebbetts on 03/16/2021 08:31 PM:
You can use the Trail Map link above. Below the map is a settings button where you can a set the trail mile markers to “every mile”. Doing so you will see mile marker 51 is just east on the Hwy 64/40 that passes over the trail. You might be able to use the trail shown to the west of the Hwy 64/40 to get over the river but I’m not sure about that.
Dave from Kirkwood on 03/16/2021 11:18 PM:
As Gary suggests, it should be easy to see in the Trail Map link above, especially when on satellite view. The access trail is about mile 51.2, it appears. It is an easily accessible paved path, although it does climb up (gentle incline) from the Katy Trail to the interstate. It is about one mile from the Katy to the edge of civilization - the big outlet mall on the west side of Chesterfield. It would be a bit further to get to restaurants or hotels, but you can estimate those distances on the map link above or any map website.
k on 03/18/2021 06:14 AM:
Good point, Dave. Anonymous, if you’d like to park on the St Louis county side, this particular location - a St Louis Premium Outlet Mall parking lot - will put you just a brief walk up a tiny hill to the trail: (38.6795726, -90.6625438)
From there, set Google Maps to bicycling view to calculate distances between your destination points more precisely.
Weldon Spring Trailhead in Weldon Spring
M Cyclechick on 05/22/2019 12:03 PM:
Is this trailhead safe for overnight vehicle parking? I'm just planning a 2 day trip, so my car would be parked just 1 night.
Weldon Spring Trailhead (Weldon Spring)
Kim from Jefferson City on 03/01/2006 10:06 PM:
I think I would like to exit on the Weldon Spring trailhead; however, your map shows NO cross street with 94, so exactly where is this trailhead? Could someone please tell me...
Mark of the Dalton Boys from Austin, TX/Columbia, MO. on 03/02/2006 07:05 AM:
Kim - click on Towns & Services, then Weldon Springs....the page annotates that the trailhead is not well marked off of 94 but shows a picture of the sign to look for. enjoy the voyage....Mark of the Dalton Boys
kasko from STL MO on 03/03/2006 12:57 PM:
There is a dirt road leading off of Highway 94 to the acess point called Weldon Springs. It has no number to best of my recall because it is more or less a sort of driveway. mabe 100 yard long, slightly curving so you cannoy see the Trail and associated parking until you are upon it.. It crosses the Katy and than meanders down to the Missouri River where there is a concrete boat ramp for putting into the river. On highway 94 there is a very clearly marked sign. Brown in color because it is a State Park sign.I do believe it is labelled as the Weldon Spring boat ramp/Katy Trail access point ( something like that). It is the only such marker and the first access to the Katy Trail available as you come from Highway 40/64. From 40/64 it will be on the left side of 94.
When you arrive try pedaling down to the river, take off your shoes and socks and soak your tired tootsies in the river. Ahhh!
kasko from STL MO on 03/04/2006 02:21 PM:
To add to my previous above: There are other marked pull off areas between Highway 40/64 and Weldon Spring access to Katy BUT they are parking for hiking trails only and will not take you directly to Trail. The access road I referred to above is, I estimate, roughly 2.5 miles from 40/64.
Ken K from St. Charles on 03/04/2006 05:08 PM:
As you're headed west on 94, you will pass a water treatment plant of some sort on your right. Not far past that will be the road for the Weldon Spring access. It comes up on you quickly after a lefthand curve.
Anonymous on 03/06/2006 02:05 PM:
I recently talked to someone in State Parks and they stated they have ordered new signs to put up at the access road (on HWY 94) that say Katy Trail State Park Trailhead. They are just waiting for the Highway Department to produce the signs and get them up.
Anonymous on 04/12/2006 10:21 PM:
The new signs for this trail head are up on HWY 94. They must have just got them up, but you can't miss them.
Jeff Grigg from Manchester, MO on 10/05/2008 09:03 PM:
This is the turnoff:
If you get to "Highway DD" (while going West), then you've gone too far.
Gandolf from St. Louis on 10/24/2010 11:52 AM:
Thank you Jeff. This is what I was looking for.