Katy Trail in Autumn

Conditions

Updated September 18, 2020

Fall is a prime time to traverse the Katy Trail. Last year during this time much of the trail was still 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.

Closure Map

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

Closures and cautions summarized below were last updated 9/18/2020.

Temporary Closures

  • MM 116 – Portland Trailhead restroom temporarily closed for maintenance
  • MM 116 – 118 – Rock fall on trail – no recommended detour
  • MM 178.5 – 181, Central Street in Rocheport to Davisdale (beg. 11/1/19) – flood damage – Additional flooding expected – Detour Info
  • MM 181 – 181.6 – Closed due to the Salt Creek bridge being out. Trail users should use signed detour and not cross the barrier at MM 178.5 and MM 181.4.
  • East of MM 227.1, east of Sedalia Trailhead (beg. 11/14/16) alternate road route – Detour Info


 

‚ÄčExercise Caution

  • MM 69, west of Augusta Trailhead – 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 81 – 85 – Debris, slick mud, erosion and rough surface; be alert to heavy equipment and vehicles on the trail. Some sections may be temporarily closed during trail repair. This section includes the Treloar Trailhead
  • MM 92 – 95 – Debris, slick mud, erosion and rough surface; be alert to heavy equipment and vehicles on the trail. Some sections may be temporarily closed during trail repair.
  • MM 110 – 121 – Until further notice, trail users should watch for workers trimming trees and brush, and hauling, laying and rolling rock on this section of trail. Trail users should be alert for heavy equipment and multiple dump trucks in the area.
  • MM 125 – 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 171 – 178 – Trail users should be alert and use caution between Rocheport trailhead MM 178.3 to Huntsdale MM 171.7 where new rock was recently spread for trail surface repair. Until the new rock is packed down the trail surface will be soft.
  • MM 218 -Rock slide on a portion of the trail
  • MM 229 – 230 – Trail Users should use caution due to heavy equipment loading rock on the trail weekly between Mondays and Thursdays.
  • MM 251 – Henry County is replacing a culvert at 1000 Road — at approximately Mile Marker 251 — which intersects with the Katy Trail. Visitors should be aware of construction equipment and workers.
  • MM 259 – Rough Surface

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.