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.


Excellent trail with a different type of scenery

   August, 2013 by kpwood

The scenery along this trail ranges from the Chain of Rocks Bridge and historic Route 66 to the industrial remnants of St. Louis, including what was to be an artist's amusement park, left unfinished. At the Northern end of the trail, the going is a little more

Urban and river views

   October, 2012 by slipstreamrider

This trail makes for a nice, relatively short day ride up and back (11 miles each way) or it can be used as part of a loop ride when combined with other area trails, roads or the Metrolink. I prefer to park my car on the Illinois side at the north end more

St.Louis Riverfront Trail

   September, 2012 by james wehrenbrecht

A real nice trail but I would not advise parking in the provided designated parking area as the bad guys have broken numerous car windows looking for wallets ect. Even though there is a camera mounted nearby it obviously isn't much of a deterrent. This more