Katy Trail: Sedalia to Boonville is a 44.8 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Green Ridge, MO that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Between Sedalia and Boonville, the trail passes through several small communities that were influenced by the railroad such as Clifton City and Pilot Grove. In this section, the terrain is more rolling, providing a variety of landscapes from pasture and row crops to deep woods and river bottoms. The town of Sedalia, which is the home of the Missouri State Fair, was once a hub of activity for the MKT railroad. The former MKT depot, one of the largest depots between Kansas City and St. Louis is owned by the Department of Natural Resources. The Sedalia Convention and Visitors Bureau operates the restored depot as the Katy Depot Heritage Site. Katy Trail travels along city streets from the depot to Boonville Street. Users should follow the marked road route.
Great section of the Katy trail, much to do in the area, camped at the state fairgrounds.
Walked the trail from the trailhead at the Katy Station to the back of State Fair Community College where my son goes to school. It is about 3 miles out and then back. The trail is nicely maintained, wide and wasn't too busy even though it was Labor Day. The trail cuts through town nicely and crosses two major highways on overpasses. A great in town hike.