MetroBikeLink Trail

Trail Map

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This trail gets its name from the MetroLink Red Line train track it parallels through eastern Belleville and (briefly) the village of Swansea. It is a classic rail-with-trail configuration, where train and trail share the same corridor. There are four MetroLink stations along the route (Memorial, Swansea, Belleville, College), with plans to extend the trail to the next station on both ends of its present 7-mile length. The stations divide the trail into shorter segments for some trail users, also providing access and trail services to all.

The trail is mostly flat with gentle inclines. It goes by woods, farmland, a college campus, and city neighborhoods. It has very nice bridges over and under all the major street, highway and railroad crossings.

Just west of the Belleville station, the MetroBikeLink Trail is intersected by the picturesque Richland Creek Greenway Trail, which runs along the creek and through seven city parks in Belleville.

Parking and Trail Access

There is parking and trail access at all four MetroLink stations along the trail. To reach the largest station facility at Belleville: From I-64 take Exit 12 to State Route 159 South. Proceed 4 miles and turn left on N. Douglas Ave. Proceed 0.4 mile and turn left again onto Scheel Street. MetroLink parking is a block and a half ahead, at the end of the street.


Nice trail!

   June, 2015 by cissey

A very well maintained trail. It goes thru some neighborhoods, but the signage is great! Definitely an asset to Belleville! read more


   January, 2015 by dhursey4

Nice wide trail most of the way, icy in the wooded area by SWIC needed some attention, and one restroom along the route would have been nice! read more

Very useful trail

   September, 2014 by cm1967

My family and I just moved to Belleville a month or so ago and I use this trail on a daily basis when running errands and getting around the city. It's a great trail with lots of potential. Now that the trail is going to run to Scott Air Force base and more