Author Topic: Katy Trail and Trans Am  (Read 12820 times)

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Offline staehpj1

Re: Katy Trail and Trans Am
« Reply #15 on: October 07, 2010, 12:21:53 pm »
You all have almost got me rerouting through the Ozarks!  The Katy is also something to see.  As is St. Louis and a Cards game while passing through. 

Good luck which ever way you go.

Offline paddleboy17

Re: Katy Trail and Trans Am
« Reply #16 on: October 07, 2010, 01:14:24 pm »
I rode the Katy in late October of 2004.  They close the trailside facilities (comfort stations) on November 1st.  There were some pretty sections, and there were some uninspiring sections.  Mostly I remember that it was pretty soggy, lots of standing water, so camping could be an issue.

You do go through lots of little towns, and the natives were real friendly.
Danno

Offline irc

Re: Katy Trail and Trans Am
« Reply #17 on: October 24, 2010, 06:56:38 pm »
I used the KATY last year en route from the Transam up towards Indiana. I found it a nice contrast from the road riding on the rest of my route. Camping wasn't a problem. It was nice following a major river for a few days.

The surface was OK for 700x32mm tyres. Maybe 2 or 3 mph slower than the road, but we're touring not racing. 

So rather than looking at what is the shortest I'd say it's more whether you like getting away from the traffic on railtrails or not.