This was our first time on the Katy Trail between the North Jefferson trailhead and the town of Mokane. About a 36-mile round trip. There was quite a bit of activity at the North Jefferson trailhead. There was a nice bathroom and a bike repair station with air.
This section of the trail was typical of Missouri. There were a few views here and there but overall, a part of the trail I would prefer to skip.
It was about half and half between shade and sun. Easy terrain…some of the easiest so far I’ve come across on the trail. It doesn’t seem that it gets much usage heading east. There were so many cars at the trailhead, but we did not run into many people until later in the day when we were heading back to North Jefferson from Mokane.
There is a nice view of the capitol building. Most of the trail follows alongside a road, and it was very noisy. Hundreds and hundreds of motorcycles blared past us all day long. It was very loud! Turns out, there was some sort of biker (and I don’t mean bicycle) rally at the town of Mokane… which made it difficult to eat lunch anywhere in town. We opted to sit at the Mokane trailhead and eat the snacks we brought.
On a positive note, I really thought the hostel at Turner was very nice.