Missouri

Missouri ADT route

State Coordinator
Harold Draper
600 West 114th Terrace
Kansas City, MO 64114
816-872-8878
hmdraper@discoverytrail.org

General Overview of Trail
Missouri, the Show Me State, was first claimed by the French explorer La Salle for France in 1682. The United States acquired the land in 1803 as part of the Louisiana Purchase, and in 1812 Congress formed most of what had been called Upper Louisiana into the Missouri Territory. Lewis and Clark began their historic expedition where the Missouri River empties into the Mississippi River just north of St. Louis. The ADT follows their route along the Missouri River from St. Charles to Boonville on the Katy Trail.

The route of the ADT from Boonville to Kansas City follows the Katy Trail and Rock Island Trail from Boonville through Sedalia, Post Oak, Pleasant Hill, and into Kansas City.

Detailed Trail Description
The trail is divided into 3 segments totaling 343 miles.
St. Louis to St. Charles — 33 miles
St. Charles (Katy Trail) to Boonville — 154 miles
Boonville to Kansas City (Kansas state line) — 166 miles

For more details on the route, click here.

The most up-to-date, detailed trail directions are published in the ADT Data Books.

Events

Parks

Affiliated Trails

Points of Interest

  • Missouri River–Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail
  • Historic Daniel Boone Home, Defiance (St. Charles County-owned historic site)
  • Augusta (first American Viticultural Area)
  • Hermann (Deutschheim State Historic Site)
  • Tebbetts (Turner Katy Trail Shelter)
  • Jefferson City (Missouri State Capitol, Missouri River Bike-Pedestrian Bridge)
  • Columbia (MKT Nature and FitnessTrail, University of Missouri)
  • Old Franklin Site (Santa Fe National Historic Trail)
  • Boonville (River, Rails, and Trails Museum)
  • Sedalia (Katy Depot and Railroad Heritage Museum)
  • Vale Tunnel on Jackson County Rock Island Trial, Kansas City
  • Hart Grove Creek Crossing (Santa Fe, Oregon, and California National Historic Trail site), Kansas City
  • Trailside Center on Indian Creek Trail, Kansas City
  • Watts Mill site on Indian Creek Trail, Kansas City

External Links

Adjoining Trail States:  Kansas – Ohio (Kentucky)