Lewis and Clark Trail Boonville to Henrietta, Missouri

Boonville, Missouri

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This eTrail covers one complete segment of the Lewis and Clark Trail written for road bikers. It contains an overview of the segment with all the major attractions along the route including parks, historic sites, museums, restaurants, breweries and wineries, lodging, and more. You get a map that clearly shows the trip and a detailed mileage log cue sheet. At Boonville you bid adieu to the Katy Trail as it leaves the protected Missouri River floodplain to course southwesterly through sun-drenched, wind-whipped uplands. Immediately west of town you’ll pedal over a delightfully smooth, low-traffic road that rolls through hills covered in crops of hay and corn and which serves as a component of the Santa Fe National Historic Trail. The Santa Fe Trail began its role as a commercial highway for trade between the United States and Mexico in 1821, the year in which Missouri became a state and Mexico gained independence from Spain. The trail began at Franklin, not far from Boonville, then crossed to the south side of the Missouri and eventually split into a mountain route and more southerly cut-off route.
Bicycling the Lewis & Clark Trail

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Bicycling the Lewis & Clark Trail

by Michael McCoy & Adventure Cycling Assoc. (Falcon Guides)

This eTrail covers one complete segment of the Lewis and Clark Trail written for road bikers. It contains an overview of the segment with all the major attractions along the route including parks, historic sites, museums, restaurants, breweries and wineries, lodging, and more. You get a map that clearly shows the trip and a detailed mileage log cue sheet.

At Boonville you bid adieu to the Katy Trail as it leaves the protected Missouri River floodplain to course southwesterly through sun-drenched, wind-whipped uplands. Immediately west of town you’ll pedal over a delightfully smooth, low-traffic road that rolls through hills covered in crops of hay and corn and which serves as a component of the Santa Fe National Historic Trail. The Santa Fe Trail began its role as a commercial highway for trade between the United States and Mexico in 1821, the year in which Missouri became a state and Mexico gained independence from Spain. The trail began at Franklin, not far from Boonville, then crossed to the south side of the Missouri and eventually split into a mountain route and more southerly cut-off route.

©  Michael McCoy & Adventure Cycling Assoc./Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Road Biking
Nearby City: Boonville
Distance: 92
Trail Type: Shuttle
Riding Time: One day segment of the L&C Trail
Local Contacts: Contact information for attractions along the route are provided in the eTrail.
Local Maps: Adventure Cycling map series
Driving Directions: Directions to Lewis & Clark Trail: Boonville to Henrietta, Missouri

Recent Trail Reviews

6/19/2009
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This an excellent trail to ride because of its history and the sites along the Missouri river. Even riding east of Boonville all the way to Rochport (eat at the Crab Shack - excellent) and down to Herman Missouri is wonderful. You will experience German communities and great wineries with fantastic food. The trail is a railroad bed with +/-3 degree grade made of small compact shad gravel (good traction) and well maintained all the way. Many friendly folks and farmland scenery along the way.



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