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I usually ride on the MCT trails (across the river in Illinois) for their natural woodlands and wetlands. But I like to ride this trail at least once a year because of its more gritty, industrial and urban views. There will always be something going on (construction, minor flooding, etc.), but that's what I like to experience. Usually, you can make a long (~20 mile) loop that takes in both sides of the Mississippi, crossing the McKinley and Chain of Rocks bridges. But check to make sure the loop is completely open (currently it is not, because of bridge construction).
Went through the trail, got about a mile in before deciding that it was just too broken, lots of sections that couldn't be traversed with a city bike. Mountain bikes would be better, but still some sections your going to have to walk them.
I really enjoy riding this trail starting at Old Collinsville Road. I find the description above a bit confusing. It's described as "discontiguous" but you would never know that when riding, except for about 100 feet where the trail goes on a quiet neighborhood street. The path is clearly marked and crosses 161 with a push-button to stop traffic. Very foresty and leafy for the first half, before merging with the Metrolink trail for a short section (turn right and right again), then it goes down toward Belleville. Fairly flat and easy to ride with lots of cute parks to go through.
I took my kids on this trail and they enjoyed it. I was a sunny day but the trail was mostly shady in some parts which was nice. I was disappointed to find that the trail is really closed due to river erosion. I hope that the agency(s) involved with this trail will work on fixing it and restoring the 'loop'.
Beautiful views, flat, and great quality trail made from crushed limestone. Works great with our hybrid bikes. My favorite stretch is from Defiance to Hermann. Some great places to stop along the way. It connects with the MKT in Columbia and you can ride all the way into town if you’re over on that side. Beautiful top notch trail.
Smooth easy paved trail. Connects to the Katy across the bridge if you want to use that too. Nice for someone who wants a somewhat long paved trail nearby.
My husband & I just rode the new 3 1/2 mile section from Memorial Hospital station to Fairview Hts station. Loved the hilly curvy over the bridge & creeks to Fairview Hts station. He also rode the Eckert Orchards. Loved that as well. ¿¿
My favorite bike trail! So clean and scenic!
I was very skeptical of this trail when my fiancé and I went out for a Memorial Day bike ride. We went parked at the lot shown in the main photo in Downtown STL and went north. It’s very industrial and has a rail yard and a lot of construction as well as many old building with graffiti. Once we were about 5 mi out, the trail opened up and was quite beautiful. We took the trail to the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge which was pretty and great to ride along! Just be sure you go with a friend as it seemed too sketch to be alone.
Love this trail, it’s beautiful with running water which really adds to the whole experience. My fiancé and I parked at the trail head and road up the hill and around the business park. We then went back down the hill and took the trail to the Katy trail headed towards Good News Brewing. The Greenway is, well, GREEN, and we loved having a paved path. We then followed Katy trail up to Augusta Brewing, shared a pitcher of beer and came on back. All in it was a 38 mi ride. It was definitely a great way to spend our Sunday!
Great paved trail that has few hills. Open to wind though.
Nice trail the highlights for this trail is passing the horses alot of traffic is on this trail so u will find yourself hitting the brake queit a bit u got walkers joggers n bikers all on the same trail and it's pack full of people
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