KATY TRAIL
October 2008

LINKS & RESOURCES

Here are some websites you might find helpful for planning your own Katy Trail trip.

Bike Katy Trail - www.bikekatytrail.com
This is the FIRST PLACE to start planning your trip. This website is a fantastic resource.

Google Maps - http://maps.google.com
I use the satellite mapping to plan a lot of our bike routes. Satellite shows service roads and offroad trails that won't show up on a regular map. Just beware of the potential dangers of doing this. Satellite maps didn't show that some of the roads on my intended route from Warrensburg to Clinton were unrideable gravel.

Amtrak - www.amtrak.com
Riding the Amtrak train was very nice and affordable too and we'll probably do it again. But don't believe them when they tell you on the phone that there are bike racks on the train!

Katy Roundhouse Campground - www.katyroundhouse.com
I think this is a nice place but we got in way after dark, it rained on us and then we left early in the morning so we didn't give it a fair shake. The restaurant closes during the off-season and note that they are located at mile marker 189!!! Not 188 as it says on the Bike Katy Trail website.

Coopers Landing - www.cooperslanding.net
This is an odd but very cool place. They've got live music there a lot of nights and a nice cozy warm "Gathering Room" with a big screen tv and free wifi! A Thai man cooks up some great Thai food for the campers and they keep their beer cooler stocked. It's also a neat location right on the bluff next to the river.

Rendleman's B&B - www.rendlemanhome.com
I can't say enough great things about this place. Doug Rendleman is a wonderful host, fabulous cook and a really fun guy. He'll cook you up a feast for dinner and breakfast with fresh food from his own garden. Evenings you'll sit outside around the bonfire and enjoy the stars and maybe even live music. He just started brewing his own beer too; he's perfecting the recipe and I can tell you it's delicious. We met Doug the first time we stayed there a couple of years ago and have become friends. We just love him!

Klondike Park - www.bikekatytrail.com/site.asp?sid=529
Fantastic campground. Very clean and very new. They pack up fast though so make reservations!

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HOME
Introduction
DAY 1
Home to St. Louis Amtrak Station to Warrensburg
DAY 1
Warrensburg to Clinton
Katy Trail Head
DAY 2
Clinton to New Franklin
Katy Roundhouse
DAY 3
New Franklin to Easley
MKT Trail
Coopers Landing
DAY 4
Easley to Bluffton
Rendleman B&B
DAY 5
Bluffton to Augusta
Klondike Park
DAY 6
Augusta to St. Charles
BACK HOME!
FINAL THOUGHTS
Summing it all up...
TIPS FOR RIDING THE KATY TRAIL
Lessons learned on this trip. Next time will be even better!
EQUIPMENT LIST
For those of you who are curious...
LINKS & RESOURCES
Helpful stuff if you want to bicycle tour

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