About Rocheport, Missouri
Rocheport was voted the #1 Daytrip Destination by readers of The Kansas City Star. Located an easy two hour drive from Kansas City & St. Louis, Rocheport has become a popular daytrip and weekend destination.
Often called the Scenic Gateway to the Katy Trail, Rocheport offers cyclists, hikers and walkers a beautiful stretch of Katy Trail State Park to enjoy.
The Katy Trail State Park is America’s longest Rails-to-Trails Project, spanning 237 miles of classic Missouri river country scenery.
In addition to natural beauty, Rocheport offers great gourmet restaurants, nationally recognized antique shops, art galleries, gift shops, and more.
The small town (population 208) offers an ideal walking experience, with shops, restaurants, the trail and accommodations all within a six block area.
The historic district includes many fine examples of early river town architecture.
Lewis and Clark camped six miles downriver from here in June of 1804 and described pictographs near what is now the east entrance of the M-K-T tunnel.
The town was established in 1825 and quickly prospered. Rocheport hosted the state Whig convention in 1840, and by 1849 river traffic increased to 500 steamboat landings. Rocheport was the site of guerilla fighting during the Civil War and changed hands many times.
Rocheport is on the National Register of Historic Places as is the main house at the Katy Trail Bed & Breakfast. Its current population is 208.
Visit the Rocheport area website at Rocheport-MO.com
About the Katy Trail State Park
The Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railroad (the Katy) came to Rocheport in 1893 and operated here until 1986. Then some local visionaries planted the seeds for the bicycle path which now occupies much of the abandoned M-K-T rail corridor in Missouri.
Katy Trail State Park is one of the premier hike/bike paths in our country, and Rocheport is in the most spectacular part of the trail.
A few hundred yards west of the Katy Trail Bed & Breakfast you can ride through the only tunnel on the entire M-K-T system. And less than one mile to the east you will be at the base of 200 foot cliffs and at the edge of the Missouri River. Trailside Cafe & Bike Rental offers rental bikes from one hour to all day. Call for more information: (573) 698-2702.
As Mark Twain once said, “Get a bicycle. You will not regret it if you live.”
Learn more about the Katy Trail State Park at BikeKatyTrail.com.
Explore the Missouri River with Mighty Mo Canoe Rentals
Float the Missouri River, Then Pedal Back on the Katy Trail!
Enjoy a guided canoe & kayak tour of the Lewis & Clark Trail in Mid-Missouri! Trips depart each Saturday at 1 p.m., from spring through late fall. By reservation only.
Learn more about how the river has changed since the days of Lewis & Clark. Explore sandbars (in season), and listen to readings from Lewis & Clark’s journal entries from 1804 as they traveled up the Missouri River. Trips last about 4 hours. Take our shuttle back to Rocheport or we will meet you with your bike and you can pedal the 6.6 miles back to Rocheport, along the prettiest stretch of the Katy Trail State Park in Mid-Missouri. Visit Mighty-MO.com to learn more or to sign up! Or call (573) 698-3903.
The Katy Trail Bed & Breakfast is an ideal stop for cyclists, families and couples enjoying a daytrip or weekend getaway in Mid-Missouri. Katy Trail Bed & Breakfast is centrally located 12 miles west of Columbia, Missouri, in the heart of Missouri Wine Country.
The Katy Trail Bed & Breakfast offers a perfect place for group lodging, a girl’s getaway weekend, scrap booking parties, and family reunions. If you’re getting married at Les Bourgeois winery, this would serve as a great “home base” while your wedding party prepares for the big day.
We’re close to Columbia and the University of Missouri-Columbia, making us a favorite place to stay on University of Missouri football weekends. Go Mizzou!
Katy Trail Bed & Breakfast is an easy two hour drive from Kansas City & St. Louis. And if you are cycling through, we are at Katy Trail Mile Marker 178.5. Right on the Katy Trail in Rocheport.
Katy Trail Bed & Breakfast
The Scenic Gateway To Katy Trail Country!
Brett Dufur, Innkeeper
101 Lewis Street. Rocheport, Missouri 65279