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.

Reviews

Urban -> Nature Adventure

   October, 2016 by bdebeljuk

Parked in Soulard got on trail by graffiti wall. All paved trail, some debris in areas but nothing major. Aside from bollards but pretty easy to spot those! Views include: the Riverfront,parks,The Arch, bridges,industrial buildings, recycling plants, ...read more

Unique Smells and Views

   March, 2016 by dk1978

We rode from the Bollinger Trailhead lot north about 5 miles. This trailhead starts next to the Union Power and Steam building. The trail was paved but had some loose gravel dropped on small section from trucks. The first mile hada blend of cow manure ...read more

Love It!

   September, 2015 by slund01

This is a wonderful train with a mix of industry and nature. Cycling past trains, loading cranes, and recycling plants with trees, wild turkeys, and of course, the mighty river. Mostly well maintained paved road that works for a road bike. Many groups ...read more