Columbia is not directly on the Katy Trail, but it is easy to reach from the trail and offers a wide
range of lodging, eating, and entertainment options.
Central Missouri's largest city, Columbia is home to the University of Missouri's main campus (Mizzou),
as well as numerous museums and cultural attractions.
The MKT Nature and Fitness Trail connects the Katy Trail to the heart of Columbia.
This scenic 9 mile trail takes riders through wetlands and wooded areas.
The MKT Trail links to the Katy Trail at mile 169.9, just west of McBaine.
Columbia is on highway 70, between mile markers 123 and 130. The quickest way to get to
the Katy Trail from Columbia is Rocheport, which is about 10 miles
west of Columbia on highway 70.
Here's a regional map showing the Katy Trail, MKT Fitness Trail,
and surrounding towns.
Here's a link to
Columbia Missouri on MapQuest
Columbia restaurant listing
Columbia MO Lodging
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Columbia MO Hotels and Motels.
Columbia B&Bs are listed below.
Columbia MO Bike Shops
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