Conditions

Updated June 26, 2020

Summer is best spent outside and on the Katy Trail. Last year during this time much of the trail was closed due to historic flooding. 2020 has brought its own challenges but as far as trail conditions go, things are looking great and the entire trail is certainly passable with a bit of planning ahead.

If you are looking foe COVID-19 related closures and event updates, we have that here.

Closure Map

This map is maintained by the Missouri State Parks and lists most trail closures and detours.

Closures and cautions summarized below are were last updated 6/26/2020.

Temporary Closures

  • MM 27 to 28, Machens Trailhead – flood damage – No recommended detour, however, local riders have reported this is passable
  • MM 116 to 118 – Rock fall on trail – no recommended detour
  • MM 178.5 to 181, Central Street in Rocheport to Davisdale (beg. 11/1/19) – flood damage – Additional flooding expected – Detour Info
  • East of MM 227.1, east of Sedalia Trailhead (beg. 11/14/16) alternate road route – Detour Info


 

‚ÄčExercise Caution

  • MM 66.3 to MM 70.5, west of Augusta Trailhead (beg. 8/28/19) debris, slick mud, erosion and rough surface; be alert to heavy equipment and vehicles on the trail; some section may be temporarily closed during trail repair
  • MM 84.7 to MM 84.8, Treloar – Be alert to a fenced off side of the trail due to erosion of the trail surface caused by the recent rain
  • MM 125 to 153 – through Jefferson City – debris, slick mud, rough surface and standing water; be alert to heavy equipment and vehicles on the trail; some sections may be temporarily closed during debris removal
  • MM 157.8 to MM 162.5, west of Hartsburg to just east of Cooper’s Landing (beg. 9/19/19) extensive flood damage, uneven surfaces with sharp 2 – 6 inch rocks, slick mud and sand, quick drop and rise in trail elevation. In some areas, bicycle riders may need to carry their bicycles. Trail users are strongly recommended to use bicycles with aggressive tread. Not recommended for thin street tires. Be alert for vehicles and heavy equipment on the trail.
  • MM 179 – 181 – Flooding is expected between the Rocheport Tunnel and the Salt Creek Bridge. Trail users should use signed detour and not cross the barrier
  • MM 189.9 to MM 191.1, from County Rd 345 to Boonville Bridge (beg. 10/10/19) passable with slick mud, uneven surfaces with sharp 2 to 6 inch rocks. In some areas, bicycle riders may need to carry their bicycles.
  • MM 203 – 264 – Trail users should use caution as staff clear debris from the trail due to recent storms.
  • MM 229 – 230 – Trail Users should use caution due to heavy equipment loading rock on the trail weekly between Mondays and Thursdays.
  • MM 218 west of Clifton City (beg. 5/13/19) due to a rock slide that blocks a portion of the trail
  • Rock Island Spur between Pleasant Hill and Leeton (beg. 7/8/19) rough surface, debris

Note: While we strive to keep conditions as accurate as possible they can and will change. KatyTrailMO is not responsible for inaccurate closures and or listings. As always, stay alert to your surroundings and follow any signs posted. If you encounter a sections of the trail not listed, let us know.