Regulations pertinent to equestrian use are on pages 4 and 5 of Chapter 11: Special Regulations for Department Areas, section 3 CSR 10-11.130: Vehicles, Bicycles, Horses and Horseback Riding.
Back Country Horsemen of Missouri
!!! Please Help !!! We need to provide feedback to Governor Greiten’s Trail Survey !!!
Please take two minutes to complete Governor Greiten’s Survey
Regarding: Missouri Rock Island Trail (MORIT)
– Rails-To-Trails has converted 47 miles of former rail line to multi-use trails from Pleasant Hill to Windsor, Missouri, where it connects to the 240 mile Katy Trail.
– Another 144.3 miles are available. According to the MORIT website, “The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is considering entering into an Interim Trail Use Agreement with Missouri Central Railroad for the purpose of developing the Rock Island Trail Project, a conversion of the former Rock Island Railroad corridor into a 144.3 mile long recreational trail from Windsor, MO, to Beaufort, MO. “
– BCHMO needs to urge Gov. Greitens to add these miles to the existing miles and make it a linear State Park. To take the survey click the link below:
Suggested Comments: (PLEASE PUT IN YOUR OWN WORDS)
– The expansion should be a non-motorized, multi-use trail, open to hikers, bikers and equestrians.
– Missouri was voted the “Trail State” in 2010. The addition of this trail system will provide a significant tourist destination.
– Revitalization of Trail Towns (this has happened to towns along the existing 47 miles). Economic development would improve quality of life in Rock Island Trail towns, many of which are former rail towns with historic value.
– Increase job growth in Trail Towns.
– Increase in Missouri tourism and revenue. (Cyclist, Hikers and Equestrians)
– Increased recreational opportunities.