Katy Trail State Park

Columbia, MO

Where are we going?

Katy Trail State Park
5901 MO-163
MO 65203


What is there to do?

It's all about the great outdoors with Katy Trail State Park! This piece of Missouri wilderness is actually one of the longest rail-to-trails in the entire USA! 

Outdoors AND history - we have you covered there too! Some of the sections of the Katy Trail State Park are actually part of the Lewis & Clark Historic Trail (and we know you've heard of them!), as well as the American Discovery Trail.

The majority of the trail follows the beautiful northern bank of that iconic river known as the Missouri River, and is great for those families who LOVE a little outdoor activities!

Grab those running shoes and go for a hike, a jog or a walk with the family and just spend quality time with each other. If you have a bike or two then grab those as well! The trail is perfect for cycling along, breathing in that fresh Missouri air!

Want a challenge? Maybe you want to try and head across the ENTIRE trail! You certainly will be up for a challenge, because the trail takes 5 days to cycle across it (and will take you across most of the state!)  There's certainly enough on the trail to keep you entertained - from shady areas to relax and talk, to hiking through open fields, and exploring the charming communities along the way. 

So if you and the family want to explore the great outdoors in the amazing state of Missouri, then the Katy Trail State Park might just be for you! Whether it’s an hour hike, or taking on that 5 day extravaganza, it’s certainly going to be a interesting family day out for you! 

How much does it cost?

Adults: Free!

Children: Free!


Need a little extra help?

There are certain parts of the trail that is accessible for wheelchairs, so just check before you go!


When can we go?

Sunrise to Sunset

All year round


Any top tips?

Keep a check before you head out for any warnings - floods or closures.

I’m Hungry!

The great outdoors is your oyster! Take a picnic lunch, or even breakfast, and enjoy it wherever you like on the banks of the Missouri River!

Healthy Eating

Always stay hydrated and pack those bottles of water!

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