The Katy Trail

Katy Trail map

Katy Trail at HermannEnjoy your ride!

The 240-mile Katy Trail State Park, the nation’s longest rails-to-trails project, is located just across the river from Hermann. The flat, hard-surface trail, where Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad trains once ran, is open year-round, dawn to dusk, for the enjoyment of cyclists, hikers and joggers.

Head east or west on the trail and you’ll discover areas rich in natural beauty and history. Sections of the trail are part of the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail and the American Discovery Trail.

 The McKittrick trailhead at mile marker 100.8 is about two miles north of Hermann. There’s a parking lot next to the trail. From Hermann, bikers enjoy easy trail access via a protected Missouri River bridge bike lane, which dips under Highway 19 north of the bridge and then emerges on the shoulder for the 1.5 mile trip to the Katy Trail spur.