The nationally acclaimed Katy Trail in mid-Missouri, first opened in Rocheport in 1990, runs 237 miles across the state from Clinton to Machens and is the longest rails-to-trails pedestrian and biking trail in the United States. Roughly 30,000 visitors each year come to enjoy the outdoor exercise and gorgeous scenery the trail provides.


The Katy Trail in Boonville

As a trail visitor in Boonville, you can enjoy local:

  • Restaurants
  • Grocers
  • Lodging
  • Parking
  • Shuttle Service
  • Bike Lodging
  • Bike Service
  • Bike Fix-It Station
Boonville is one of the larger communities offering amenities for trail goers on the Katy Trail. Our new Visitor Center sits directly next to the Katy Trail and provides restrooms with changing rooms, an attached museum (free to the public), trail maps and merchandise, as well as drinks and snacks for rejuvenation.

If you’re looking to rest up or waiting for a group, our lounge area inside the Visitor Center has cozy chairs and reading materials for you to enjoy while you relax.

Nearby parking is convenient and safe, allowing visitors to leave their cars for up to several days without worry, and our community is in close proximity to a casino!


In all, there are 26 trailheads on the Katy Trail, four of which are restored train depots. The Katy Depot, located at mile marker 191 off of Highway 40 here in Boonville, is the most unique train depot, restored in a beautiful Santa Fe Mission style.

View additional resources, facts and trail extension information.


April 1st to October 31st marks the Katy Trail season. While access to the trail remains available year-round, many businesses along the Katy Trail are typically closed during the off-season months.

Learn more about Events and Attractions near the Katy Trail.