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Weldon Spring Trailhead (Weldon Spring)


I think I would like to exit on the Weldon Spring trailhead; however, your map shows NO cross street with 94, so exactly where is this trailhead? Could someone please tell me...
posted Mar 1 2006 10:06PM - Kim, Jefferson City

Kim - click on Towns & Services, then Weldon Springs....the page annotates that the trailhead is not well marked off of 94 but shows a picture of the sign to look for. enjoy the voyage....Mark of the Dalton Boys
posted Mar 2 2006 7:05AM - Mark of the Dalton Boys, Austin, TX/Columbia, MO.

There is a dirt road leading off of Highway 94 to the acess point called Weldon Springs. It has no number to best of my recall because it is more or less a sort of driveway. mabe 100 yard long, slightly curving so you cannoy see the Trail and associated parking until you are upon it.. It crosses the Katy and than meanders down to the Missouri River where there is a concrete boat ramp for putting into the river. On highway 94 there is a very clearly marked sign. Brown in color because it is a State Park sign.I do believe it is labelled as the Weldon Spring boat ramp/Katy Trail access point ( something like that). It is the only such marker and the first access to the Katy Trail available as you come from Highway 40/64. From 40/64 it will be on the left side of 94.
When you arrive try pedaling down to the river, take off your shoes and socks and soak your tired tootsies in the river. Ahhh!
posted Mar 3 2006 12:57PM - kasko, STL MO

To add to my previous above: There are other marked pull off areas between Highway 40/64 and Weldon Spring access to Katy BUT they are parking for hiking trails only and will not take you directly to Trail. The access road I referred to above is, I estimate, roughly 2.5 miles from 40/64.
posted Mar 4 2006 2:21PM - kasko, STL MO

As you're headed west on 94, you will pass a water treatment plant of some sort on your right. Not far past that will be the road for the Weldon Spring access. It comes up on you quickly after a lefthand curve.
posted Mar 4 2006 5:08PM - Ken K, St. Charles

I recently talked to someone in State Parks and they stated they have ordered new signs to put up at the access road (on HWY 94) that say Katy Trail State Park Trailhead. They are just waiting for the Highway Department to produce the signs and get them up.
posted Mar 6 2006 2:05PM - Anonymous

The new signs for this trail head are up on HWY 94. They must have just got them up, but you can't miss them.
posted Apr 12 2006 10:21PM - Anonymous

This is the turnoff:
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=38.66172,+-90.74466&ie=UTF8&ll=38.661721,-90.744667&spn=0.025401,0.055618&t=h&z=15

or:
http://tinyurl.com/53jcc6

If you get to "Highway DD" (while going West), then you've gone too far.
posted Oct 5 2008 9:03PM - Jeff Grigg, Manchester, MO

Thank you Jeff. This is what I was looking for.
posted Oct 24 2010 11:52AM - Gandolf, St. Louis

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