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The Katy Trail is the longest rails-to-trails conversion in the country. This is a flat recreation trail grades never exceed five percent. The trail is open to runners, walkers and bikers and is wheelchair accessible. If you are looking for a long distance cardio workout or just a great easy run/walk, the Katy Trail is a great trail to explore. The hardpacked, eight-foot-wide trail offers many great views of the scenery along the Missouri river. It also passes through many historic, small communities in the river bottoms. Miles and miles of flat, soft surfaced trails. Mile markers to track pace and distance traveled. Hundreds of walkers and runners can be found there on the weekends. The trail is a great place to hammer a run or get a nice relaxed workout in. Plus one of the areas largest group runs gathers there regardless of weather on Saturday mornings at 7 a.m.! Directions: from St. Louis take I-70 west. Exit by going north on 5th Street, the first exit west of the Missouri river. Turn right on Boonslick (just past the McDonald's). Drive straight into the parking lot.

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