St. Louis Riverfront Trail

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The St. Louis Riverfront Trail follows the Mississippi River on the Missouri side, from Gateway Arch heading north to the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge, part of the legendary Route 66. The trail is distinctly urban—gritty even, in places—passing among old industrial areas along the river and atop a levee. There are plans to renovate some of the buildings.

The landscape is dotted with trees, and you'll find a narrow green belt along portions of this riverfront trail; watch for wildlife in these sections. Some crossings are not paved and you'll also have to be mindful at these crossings for traffic. In addition, there are a few short hills that lead to and from the levees.

Parking and Trail Access

Park at the northern end off Riverview Drive and at Chain of Rocks Park farther south along Riverview Drive. Parking is available off Riverview Drive south of Scranton Avenue. Park of Leonore K. Sullivan Blvd. near the intersection with Biddle Street and at Gateway Arch.


Good trail

   July, 2015 by phillip. hogue

A little rough for road bike. needs a little love due to flooding. Had a good time. read more

Great trail!

   October, 2014 by thurmondmm

After reading some of the negative views, my husband and I were hesitant to try this trail. But, we just got back and loved it. We parked on the Illinois side of Chain of Rocks Bridge. During our ride, we never saw any gravel or broken glass on the trail, more


   August, 2014 by baldurrohan

Don't waste time with it read more