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Katy Trail Connection

Kansas City Area Connection to the Katy Trail

Several years ago, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources convened Kansas City area officials to discuss the potential to connect the metro area to the state's Katy Trail. The Katy Trail is an off-road, multi-use trail stretching from St. Charles, Mo. to Clinton, Mo. The trail follows the old Katy Railroad line along the Missouri River for much of its route.

A Kansas City area connection to the Katy Trail is a key component of MARC's efforts to develop a regional system of greenways and multi-use trails. MARC has brought together representatives of state and local government agencies, bicycle and environmental groups, trails advocates, business groups and railroad companies to consider possible routes for connecting the trail.


The Rock Island railroad corridor provides the primary connection for Kansas City to the Missouri Katy Trail State Park.