KATY Trail

A Portion of the KATY Railroad is Completed: March 15, 1893

Work was completed on the KATY railroad between St. Charles and New Franklin. Now it is a beautiful bicycle trail all across the state.


Get Out and Enjoy the Katy Trail State Park!

What was once the MKT (Missouri-Kansas-Texas) railroad,The Katy Trail State Park has so much to explore on foot, by bike, or on some stretches, horseback. The trail runs 240 miles over 14 counties. Get out and see the state in a whole new way.


Riding the Katy Trail. That’s my M-O.

Set Out on a Great Adventure Across Missouri


Come explore and discover Jefferson City!

Along with its historic portfolio, Jefferson City, Missouri has much to explore in the rolling hills that surround the incredible Missouri River. For those feeling a strenuous bike ride or a casual stroll, JCMO has activities for every level of outdoor enthusiast.


Climber is sending on rock over Missouri waters

Missouri’s Most Extreme Adventures

Experienced adventurers show us around five of the state’s most extreme outdoor experiences.


Bur Oak Beauty

Missouri’s champion bur oak is a living landmark that weaves lightning, floods, and generational connections.


Large tree along side the Katy Trail

Katy Trail Landowners: Then and Now

What The Katy Trail can teach about the Rock Island.


Feral Hod

Inside the Fight to Eradicate Feral Hogs

Faced with an enemy capable of prolific breeding, extensive property destruction, and potentially dangerous to humans, the Missouri Department of Conservation wages war in southern Missouri.