Lewis & Clark Trail: Boonville to Henrietta, Missouri Professional Review and Guide
"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."