This Amazing Hiking Trail In Missouri Takes You Through An Abandoned Train Tunnel
There is one spot on a long Missouri trail that is simply amazing. Nearly 150 years ago, the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad was incorporated and had rail lines that followed the Missouri River before heading into Kansas or Oklahoma. By 1990, after years of flooding and repair, the railroad (now Union Pacific) abandoned the lines and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources were quick in purchasing the land. In 1990, the first segment of the trail officially opened in Rocheport and visitors immediately fell in love with the beautiful train tunnel.
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Have you been through the train tunnel near Rocheport on the Katy Trail? Tell us about your experience in the comments below.
While you’re in the small but lovely river town of Rocheport, be sure to check out the local business and area attractions before heading home!
Liz is a Missouri native with a B.A. in English from Mizzou and a M.A. in Non-Profit Administration from Lindenwood University. She works for a STL metro-area community college and enjoys writing, traveling, and indoor cycling. Her true passion is forcing her encyclopedic knowledge of Missouri facts on uninterested strangers from across the globe!
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