Take A Hike: KATY Trail Expansion Update | KCUR

Take A Hike: KATY Trail Expansion Update

Aug 13, 2014

The Katy Trail stretches from Machens, Mo., to Clinton, Mo.
Credit Gvolk / Wikimedia Commons

When the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad, known as the KATY, canceled its route from Machens to Sedalia, the railroad’s loss became a gain for hikers and cyclists. The 200 miles of converted rail bed, now known as the KATY Trail, is an economic engine that falls short of reaching Kansas City — but that could be changing.

On Wednesday's Up to Date, we find out what’s next for the KATY Trail, and how it might expand. 


  • Mike Sanders, Jackson County Executive 
  • Eric Rogers, executive director and co-founder of BikeWalkKC