Special Events

at Katy Trail State Park

Out of caution, park and site events and programs sponsored by Missouri State Parks are postponed or canceled through April 30. We’re closely monitoring the progression of COVID-19 and its effect in Missouri. We’re sorry for any inconvenience; however, your safety is our top priority. 

A variety of special events are held on the Katy Trail throughout the year. This calendar of events will be updated when new special event permits are issued.

All groups or organizations desiring to use Katy Trail State Park for a special event activity must obtain a special event permit from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Email or call 800-334-6946 to speak with staff at the Katy Trail State Park office located in Rock Bridge Memorial State Park for information on how to obtain a special event permit.


Ongoing Events

Dates: Nov. 5, 2019 - Sept. 15, 2020
NGA Police Physical Ability Tests
Times:
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Location: St. Charles trailhead MP 39.5, start and finish
Sponsor: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency - NGA
Contact: Sgt. Eric L. Wojcik, eric.l.wojcik@nga.mil
Number of Attendees: 10 per test

Dates: May 1 - Nov. 5
Self-guided Bike Tour #10
Location:
Clinton Trailhead MP 264.6, start to St. Charles Trailhead MP 39, finish
Sponsor: Independent Tourist, LLC
Contact: Robert Grace, robert@independenttourist.com
Number of Attendees: Small groups of 2-10 persons

Dates: May 1 - Nov. 5
Self-guided Bike Tour #11
Location:
Sedalia Trailhead MP 227.1, start to St. Charles Trailhead MP 39, finish
Sponsor: Independent Tourist, LLC
Contact: Robert Grace, robert@independenttourist.com
Number of Attendees: Small groups of 2-20 persons

Dates: May 1 - Nov. 5
Self-guided Bike Tour #12
Location:
Rocheport Trailhead MP 178.3, start to St. Charles Trailhead MP 39, finish
Sponsor: Independent Tourist, LLC
Contact: Robert Grace, robert@independenttourist.com
Number of Attendees: Small groups of 2-6 persons

Dates: May 1 - Nov. 5
Self-guided Bike Tour #13

Location: Rocheport Trailhead MP 178.3, start to Augusta Trailhead MP 66.3, finish
Sponsor: Independent Tourist, LLC
Contact: Robert Grace, robert@independenttourist.com
Number of Attendees: Small groups of 2-3 persons

Dates: May 1 - Nov. 5
Self-guided Bike Tour #14
Location:
McKittrick Trailhead MP 100.8, start to St. Charles Trailhead MP 39, finish
Sponsor: Independent Tourist, LLC
Contact: Robert Grace, robert@independenttourist.com
Number of Attendees: Small groups of 2-3 persons​

Dates: May 1 - Nov. 30
NIBT Clinton to St. Charles Self-guided Bike Tour
Location:
Clinton Trailhead MP 264.6, start to St. Charles Trailhead MP 39, finish
Sponsor: Noble Invention Bike Touring
Contact: Sara Petyk, sara@nibiketouring.com  
Number of Attendees: Small groups of 1-12 persons

April

Dates: April 26 - May 1
CANCELED: WVO Katy Trail Tour #1
Location: 
Clinton trailhead MP 264.6, start, to St. Charles trailhead MP 39.5, finish
Sponsor: Wilderness Voyageurs Outfitters
Contact: Eric Martin, eric@wilderness-voyageurs.com
Number of Attendees: 14

May

Date: May 2
Care Connection Spring Cycle
Location: choice of start and finish at Sedalia Fairgrounds MP 229.9 or Windsor trailhead MP 248
Sponsor: Care Connection for Aging Services
Contact: Machele Thierfelder, sedalia@goaging.org
Number of Attendees: 50

Date: May 2 
Girls on the Run 5K
Location: Clinton trailhead MP 264.6, start and finish
Sponsor: Girls on the Run Central Missouri
Contact: Gary L. French, gary.french@lpha.mo.gov
Number of Attendees: 110​

Dates: May 3-8
CANCELED: WVO Katy Trail Tour #2
Location:
Clinton trailhead MP 264.6, start, to St. Charles trailhead MP 39.5, finish
Sponsor: Wilderness Voyageurs Outfitters
Contact: Eric Martin, eric@wilderness-voyageurs.com
Number of Attendees: 14

Dates: May 10 - 15
WVO Katy Trail Tour #3

Location: Clinton trailhead MP 264.6, start, to St. Charles trailhead MP 39.5, finish
Sponsor: Wilderness Voyageurs Outfitters
Contact: Eric Martin, eric@wildnerness-voyageurs.com 
Number of Attendees: 14

Date: May 17
Ameristar Team Member 5K Run/Walk
Location:
Ameristar Casino access to Katy Trail State Park near MM 39.5, start and finish
Sponsor: Ameristar Casino St. Charles
Contact: Angela Russell, angelarussell@bodygaming.com
Number of Attendees: 300

Date: May 17-22
WVO Katy Trail Tour #4
Location:
Clinton trailhead MP 264.6, start, to St. Charles trailhead MP 39.5, finish
Sponsor: Wilderness Voyageurs Outfitters
Contact: Eric Martin, eric@wilderness-voyageurs.com  
Number of Attendees: 14

Dates: May 31 - June 5
WVO Katy Trail Tour #5

Location: Clinton trailhead MP 264.6, start, to St. Charles trailhead MP 39.5, finish
Sponsor: Wilderness Voyageurs Outfitters
Contact: Eric Martin, eric@wilderness-voyageurs.com  
Number of Attendees: 14

June

Dates: June 1-5 
CANCELED: Road Scholar Biking Trip on the Katy Trail #1
Location:
Sedalia trailhead MP 227.1, start, to St. Charles trailhead MP 39, finish
Sponsor: St. Charles Community College Road Scholar
Contact: Pamela Ronkoski, pronkoski@stchas.edu
Number of Attendees: 40

Dates: June 6 - 22
Strong-22-Mile-Walk
Location:
start and finish off-site, enters Katy Trail State Park at MM 46 and exits at MM 38
Sponsor: Building Change
Contact: Jamie Stunkel, jstunkel@gmail.com
Number of Attendees: 350

Dates: June 7 - 12
WVO Katy Trail Tour #6
Location:
Clinton trailhead MP 264.6, start, to St. Charles trailhead MP 39.5, finish
Sponsor: Wilderness Voyageurs Outfitters
Contact: Eric Martin, eric@wilderness-voyageurs.com
Number of Attendees: 14

August

Dates: Aug. 31 - Sept. 4
Road Scholar Biking Trip on the Katy Trail #2
Location:
Sedalia trailhead MP 227.1, start, to St. Charles trailhead MP 39, finish
Sponsor: St. Charles Community College Road Scholar
Contact: Pamela Ronkoski, pronkoski@stchas.edu
Number of Attendees: 40

September

Date: Sept. 19
Missouri State Employee 5K
Location:
North Jefferson City Pavilion, start and finish, enter Katy Trail State Park at MP 143.7, exit at North Jefferson Trailhead MP 143.2, return to Pavilion
Sponsor: Missouri Consolidated Health Care Plan
Contact: Chris Lindsey, chris.lindsey@mchcp.org
Number of Attendees: 300

Dates: Sept. 21-25
Road Scholar Biking Trip on the Katy Trail #3
Location:
Sedalia trailhead MP 227.1, start, to St. Charles trailhead MP 39, finish
Sponsor: St. Charles Community College Road Scholar
Contact: Pamela Ronkoski, pronkoski@stchas.edu
Number of Attendees: 40

Dates: Sept. 27 - Oct. 2
WVO Katy Trail Tour #7
Location:
Clinton trailhead MP 264.6, start, to St. Charles trailhead MP 39.5, finish
Sponsor: Wilderness Voyageurs Outfitters
Contact: Eric Martin, eric@wilderness-voyageurs.com
Number of Attendees: 14

October

Dates: Oct. 4-9
WVO Katy Trail Tour #8
Location:
Clinton trailhead MP 264.6, start, to St. Charles trailhead MP 39.5, finish
Sponsor: Wilderness Voyageurs Outfitters
Contact: Eric Martin, eric@wilderness-voyageurs.com
Number of Attendees: 14

Date: Oct. 11
Missouri Cowbell
Location: 
The Stomp ‘n Grounds on Roby Farm Road, start and finish; enter Katy Trail State Park at Hancock Hill gravel road and exit at the Les Bourgeois trail connector
Sponsor: Off Track Events
Contact: Mike Denehyofftrackevents@gmail.com
Number of Attendees: 50

Dates: Oct. 11-16
WVO Katy Trail Tour #9
Location:
Clinton trailhead MP 264.6, start, to St. Charles trailhead MP 39.5, finish
Sponsor: Wilderness Voyageurs Outfitters
Contact: Eric Martin, eric@wilderness-voyageurs.com
Number of Attendees: 14

Dates: Oct. 12-16
Road Scholar Biking Trip on the Katy Trail #4
Location:
Sedalia trailhead MP 227.1, start, to St. Charles trailhead MP 39, finish
Sponsor: St. Charles Community College Road Scholar
Contact: Pamela Ronkoski, pronkoski@stchas.edu
Number of Attendees: 40

Dates: Oct. 18-23
WVO Katy Trail Tour #10
Location:
Clinton trailhead MP 264.6, start, to St. Charles trailhead MP 39.5, finish
Sponsor: Wilderness Voyageurs Outfitters
Contact: Eric Martin, eric@wilderness-voyageurs.com
Number of Attendees: 14

Date: Oct. 24
Happy Feet for Healthy Minds 5K & 1-Mile Walk
Location: 
North Jefferson City Pavilion, start and finish, enter Katy Trail Start Park at MP 143.7, exit at North Jefferson Trailhead MP 143.2, return to Pavilion
Sponsor: Compass Health Network
Contact: Kristen Blevins, kblevins@compasshn.org
Number of Attendees: 210

Dates: Oct. 26-30
Road Scholar Biking Trip on the Katy Trail #5
Location:
Sedalia trailhead MP 227.1, start, to St. Charles trailhead MP 39, finish
Sponsor: St. Charles Community College Road Scholar
Contact: Pamela Ronkoski, pronkoski@stchas.edu
Number of Attendees: