Katy Trail: Boonville to Rocheport

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Katy Trail State Park

Katy Trail: Boonville to Rocheport is a 12.1 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Boonville, Missouri that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking, running, bird watching, and road biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 12.1 miles Elevation Gain: 78 feet Route Type: Point to Point

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly

road biking


bird watching



rails trails



wild flowers


no shade

Note: Users have reported that there are multiple weather-related closures along this route

bike touring
7 months ago

Beautiful trail but several flooding closures to be aware of as of 10\8\19. On the Boonville end, just after the bridge the trail by the river is closed. We did a very short road ride on 87 and picked up the trail again. The culvert that was washed out near the Boonville end has been restored and a friendly MODOT man reopened the fence at the closure just as we arrived. You can ride from there with no problem all the way to the silo at Pearson's at 184.6. Past that, the trail is open about 3 more miles but then closed to flooding and NOT POSSIBLE to get to Rocheport on the trail. at the closure about 3 miles past Person, the road out to Hwy 40 is ALSO CLOSED so we rode back to Pearson to detour. Detour options are Hey 40 (LOT of vehicle traffic) or up the hill on 467 for .5 mile or so then 442 across for several miles. LOTS of hills both up and down on loose gravel but almost no cars. Tough ride due to the detours, but otherwise beautiful trail, would love to ride it sans detours in a drier year. Rains in the forecast next couple of days so definitely check the latest conditions before heading out.

Wed Nov 28 2018


Sun Oct 28 2018

The Katy Trail is one of Missouri’s outdoor recreational gems for biking, walking, and jogging. This section between Boonville and Rocheport is beautiful with open pasture land and shady sections where the trail is protected in a canopy of trees. The section at Franklin is nice with the nature and conservation area. I particularly like the approach to Rocheport as you see the tunnel and come out on the other side into the town. Be sure to get a pizza at the Mulberry Grill & Bakery-very tasty!

road biking
Fri Jun 15 2018

I have been biking on the katy trail since 2012. I love this trail.

road biking
Tue Oct 31 2017

Katy Trail across mid Missouri to St. Louis is a premiere rails to trail adventure. All sections are worth the effort.

Sat Sep 02 2017

Wonderful ride that was so much fun...loved the tunnel at Rocheport.

mountain biking
Wed Jun 01 2016

great ride

road biking
Fri Oct 03 2014

This section of the Katy trail is one of the most scenic. Follows the river. Great accommodations at Boonville.

Tue Apr 17 2012

Tha best and safe

road biking
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road biking
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Sat Aug 29 2015