Missouri Walking Trails and Maps

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Arnold City Park Trail

2 mi
State: MO
Asphalt

Bear Creek Trail (MO)

4.8 mi
State: MO
Crushed Stone

Blue River Parkway Trail

3.6 mi
State: MO
Asphalt, Concrete

Busch Greenway

4.8 mi
State: MO
Asphalt

Cape LaCroix Recreation Trail

4.4 mi
State: MO
Asphalt, Concrete
Accordion

Centennial Greenway

3.5 mi
State: MO
Concrete

County House Trail

2 mi
State: MO
Concrete

Creve Coeur Park Trails

7.7 mi
State: MO
Asphalt

Earth City Levee Trail

3 mi
State: MO
Asphalt

Frisco Greenway Trail

4 mi
State: MO
Gravel

Frisco Highline Trail

36 mi
State: MO
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt

Galloway Creek Greenway

5 mi
State: MO
Asphalt

Grant's Trail

8 mi
State: MO
Asphalt

Harry Wiggins Trolley Track Trail

6 mi
State: MO
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Hinkson Creek Trail

4.3 mi
State: MO
Crushed Stone

Hominy Creek Trail

1.2 mi
State: MO
Concrete

Indian Creek Bike/Hike Trail

26 mi
State: KS, MO
Asphalt, Concrete

James River Greenway

1.7 mi
State: MO
Asphalt, Concrete

Jefferson City Greenway Trail

8.4 mi
State: MO
Concrete

Katy Trail Spur (Jefferson City)

0.8 mi
State: MO
Crushed Stone

Katy Trail State Park

239.6 mi
State: MO
Crushed Stone, Gravel

Lakeside Park Trail

7 mi
State: MO
Asphalt, Concrete

Legacy Park Trail

5.6 mi
State: MO
Asphalt

Line Creek Trail

7.5 mi
State: MO
Concrete

Little Blue Trace Trail

15 mi
State: MO
Crushed Stone

MKT Nature and Fitness Trail

8.9 mi
State: MO
Concrete, Crushed Stone

McKinley Bridge Bikeway

1.2 mi
State: IL, MO
Concrete

Meramec Greenway Trail

13.5 mi
State: MO
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Mississippi Greenway

6.1 mi
State: MO
Asphalt

Missouri Riverfront Trail

3.25 mi
State: MO
Asphalt, Gravel

MoPac Trail (Pleasant Hill)

3 mi
State: MO
Crushed Stone

Monarch-Chesterfield Levee Trail

10.4 mi
State: MO
Asphalt

Old Chain of Rocks Bridge

1 mi
State: IL, MO
Concrete

Prairie Creek Greenway

6.75 mi
State: MO
Asphalt

River Des Peres Greenway Trail

5.5 mi
State: MO
Asphalt

Riverfront Heritage Trail

15 mi
State: KS, MO
Asphalt, Concrete

Roark Creek Trail

3 mi
State: MO
Concrete

Rock Creek Trail (MO)

1.5 mi
State: MO
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Rock Hollow Trail

2.3 mi
State: MO
Asphalt

Rock Island Spur of Katy Trail State Park

47.5 mi
State: MO
Crushed Stone

Route 152 Trail

3 mi
State: MO
Concrete

Ruby Jack Trail

16 mi
State: MO
Crushed Stone, Gravel

Scott's Branch Trail

1.6 mi
State: MO
Concrete

South Creek Greenway

8 mi
State: MO
Asphalt, Concrete

South Providence Trail

1.7 mi
State: MO
Concrete

St. Louis Riverfront Trail

11.8 mi
State: MO
Asphalt

St. Vincent Greenway Trail

3.3 mi
State: MO
Asphalt, Concrete

Sunset Greenway Trail

3.9 mi
State: MO
Asphalt

Table Rock Lakeshore Trail

2.2 mi
State: MO
Asphalt

Ted Jones Trail

2.2 mi
State: MO
Asphalt

Urban Trail (St. Joseph Trail System)

16.2 mi
State: MO
Asphalt, Concrete

Wabash Trace Nature Trail Extension

25.6 mi
State: MO
Crushed Stone

Wabash Walkway

0.15 mi
State: MO
Concrete

Watkins Mill State Park

3.8 mi
State: MO
Asphalt

West Alton Trail

2 mi
State: MO
Crushed Stone

Weston Bluffs Trail

3.25 mi
State: MO
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Wildwood Greenway

5.7 mi
State: MO
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The Arnold City Park Trail follows former residential streets through a wooded area along the Meramec River in a southwestern suburb of St. Louis. It forms a loop that begins and ends at the gravel road ...
MO 2 mi Asphalt
Columbia’s Bear Creek Trail links two of the city's most popular community parks: the 533-acre Columbia Cosmopolitan Recreation Area (popularly known as Cosmo Park) in the west and the 81.5-acre Albert-Oakland ...
MO 4.8 mi Crushed Stone
The Blue River Parkway Trail winds along both banks of its namesake river on the southern outskirts of Kansas City. The paved route begins in Minor Park and heads north, passing Alex George Lake and Blue ...
MO 3.6 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Spanning nearly five miles, the Busch Greenway provides an important connector between Missouri’s famed Katy Trail, the August A. Busch Conservation Area, and Missouri Research Park in western St. Louis. ...
MO 4.8 mi Asphalt
Cape LaCroix Recreation Trail meanders through the city of Cape Girardeau in southeastern Missouri following the Cape LaCroix Creek. Along the way, the paved trail connects Shawnee Park, Arena Park, Cape ...
MO 4.4 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Centennial Greenway will one day stretch 20 miles through St. Louis County from Creve Coeur County Park at its northern end to Forest Park at its southern tip. Currently, the trail is open in three segments, ...
MO 3.5 mi Concrete
For nearly 5 miles, the Columbia Bottom Trail meanders through the Columbia Bottom Conservation Area, which features forests, wetlands, and open fields. The trail is part of the Missouri River Greenway, ...
MO 4.8 mi Asphalt
Accordion
County House Trail is a 2-mile paved pathway in southwestern Columbia. The southern end of the trail connects to the scenic 8.9-mile MKT Nature and Fitness Trail, which in turn reaches the Katy Trail State ...
MO 2 mi Concrete
Travelers on the Creve Couer Park Trails will enjoy watching the sailboats and kayakers on the sparkling Creve Coeur Lake as they loop around the water. The flat paved trail system continues through wooded ...
MO 7.7 mi Asphalt
Earth City Levee Trail, which opened in June 2015, is part of a growing trail network called the Missouri River Greenway. It connects directly with the Riverwoods Trail in Bridgeton, forming a paved loop. ...
MO 3 mi Asphalt
The Frisco Greenway Trail runs along a portion of the former St. Louis–San Francisco Railway (the Frisco), which played an important role in the development of Joplin and Webb City. Jasper County railbanked ...
MO 4 mi Gravel
The 36-mile Frisco Highline Trail connects Springfield to Bolivar, winding its way through Missouri farm country along an abandoned rail corridor. The 8-mile section from Springfield to the north end of ...
MO 36 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt
The popular Galloway Creek Greenway runs through southeastern Springfield. It begins at Pershing Middle School and heads south paralleling Lone Pine Avenue. Although the trail has an urban feel, especially ...
MO 5 mi Asphalt
Only 10 miles from the famed Gateway Arch in St. Louis, the 8-mile Grant's Trail is heavily used for recreation and commuting. The trail was named for the former President Ulysses S. Grant, and like the ...
MO 8 mi Asphalt
Note: A portion of the trail between Troost and Woodland Avenues has been closed since 2012 due to the presence of a small sinkhole. Trail users should take 85th Street as a detour. Refer to the Kansas ...
MO 6 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Hinkson Creek Trail offers a beautiful, natural escape as it curves around southern and eastern Columbia. The crushed limestone trail stretches just over 4 miles, partly along the southern end of the University ...
MO 4.3 mi Crushed Stone
Hominy Creek Trail is just over a mile between Green Valley Drive and Lansing Avenue in eastern Columbia. Along the way, the paved pathway follows its namesake tree-lined creek and passes under East Broadway. For ...
MO 1.2 mi Concrete
The Indian Creek Bike/Hike Trail links two states, four communities and a multitude of parks along Indian Creek. The trail provides numerous connections to the surrounding areas, making it an excellent ...
KS, MO 26 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The James River Greenway offers a pleasant route along tree-lined Lake Springfield on the south end of Springfield. The paved pathway offers scenic views of the lake, bluffs, and prairies, as well as access ...
MO 1.7 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Jefferson City Greenway Trail spans the capital of Missouri, east to west. The trail primarily follows Wears Creek, although one segment parallels W. Edgewood Drive, offering striking views of the ...
MO 8.4 mi Concrete
The Katy Trail Spur, although short, provides a vital connection between the 238-mile Katy Trail State Park and the North Jefferson Recreation Area on the north bank of the Missouri River. The new park ...
MO 0.8 mi Crushed Stone
Katy Trail State Park is the nation's longest continuous rail-trail, offering nearly 240 miles of scenic trail from Clinton east to Machens on the outskirts of St. Louis. The Katy Trail is in the Rail-Trail ...
MO 239.6 mi Crushed Stone, Gravel
While exploring the seven mile Lakeside Park Trail you are treated to views of the 140 acre lake at Lakeside Park. Lakeside Park Trail's asphalt and concrete surfaces are ideal for biking, walking, and ...
MO 7 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Inside of Lee's Summit's Community Park, the Legacy Park Trail is a family oriented destination with an abundance of activities available. Sitting on 692 acres, the park host many youth sports games, holds ...
MO 5.6 mi Asphalt
The paved Line Creek Trail follows a wooded creek from Kansas City's Platte Brooke North neighborhood through Frank Vaydik Park (formerly Line Creek Park). The trail provides many helpful connections, ...
MO 7.5 mi Concrete
The Little Blue Trace Trail follows the course of the Little Blue River for 15 miles through the Little Blue Trace Nature Reserve. It stretches south of Interstate 70 at Lee's Summit Road to Blue Mills ...
MO 15 mi Crushed Stone
Once the site of a spur line of the Missouri-Kansas-Texas (MKT) Railroad, the MKT Nature and Fitness Trail now whisks cyclists and pedestrians (instead of trains) between Columbia and the small town of ...
MO 8.9 mi Concrete, Crushed Stone
Although short, this paved half-mile trail provides connections to three parks, as well as a unique attraction in northern Independence. On the northern end of the trail sits Mill Creek Park, which has ...
MO 0.5 mi Asphalt
The McKinley Bridge has a long and storied past. In 1910, it opened to both railroad and vehicular traffic. Railroad tracks ran through the strong center portion of the bridge under the trusses, and vehicles ...
IL, MO 1.2 mi Concrete
The Meramec Greenway Trail is planned to one day encompass 60 miles of pathway throughout St. Louis and west to Pacific, Missouri, connecting residents to the Meramec River, the city's parks and the area's ...
MO 13.5 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The Mississippi Greenway is a growing multi-use trail in the St. Louis area that will eventually span 32 miles. Sometimes it’s referred to as the Mississippi River Trail or the Mississippi River Greenway ...
MO 6.1 mi Asphalt
Note: The eastern third of the trail, from the access point at Horizons Parkway to the end of the trail, is currently closed (as of June 2016) due to bridge construction. Check the City of Riverside's ...
MO 3.25 mi Asphalt, Gravel
The MoPac Trail begins in Pleasant Hill's charming downtown area and heads northwest towards Pleasant Hill Lake and the outskirts of Kansas City. Bikers, walkers, and equestrians are welcome to use the ...
MO 3 mi Crushed Stone
As its name implies, the Monarch-Chesterfield Levee Trail was built on top of an embankment created to protect Chesterfield from Missouri River flooding. As such, it offers a wide, flat route over smooth ...
MO 10.4 mi Asphalt
The Old Chain of Rocks Bridge was part of the renowned Route 66 and crosses a scenic stretch of the Mississippi River. It links two states—Illinois and Missouri—north of St. Louis. The bridge is short ...
IL, MO 1 mi Concrete
Nestled within the suburban landscape outside Platte City, the Prairie Creek Greenway offers an escape into nature as it runs through fields and forests and across the titular creek. The trail gives users ...
MO 6.75 mi Asphalt
The River Des Peres Greenway Trail provides a flat, paved route along the River Des Peres Drainage Channel in southwestern St. Louis. Although this urban trail is seldom crowded, one of its drawbacks is ...
MO 5.5 mi Asphalt
The Riverfront Heritage Trail meanders through Kansas City on both sides of the Kansas–Missouri border. The 15-mile trail links historic neighborhoods, parks and the riverfront. It also serves as the hub ...
KS, MO 15 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Although a relatively short route, the Riverwoods Trail offers plentiful scenic views of the Missouri River and historic St. Charles. The trail closely follows the river's shoreline through wetland forest. ...
MO 1.7 mi Asphalt
The Roark Creek Trail provides a pleasant, tree-lined east-west corridor across Branson. As it follows its namesake creek, the paved pathway provides access to North Beach Park on its east end and Stockstill ...
MO 3 mi Concrete
The Rock Creek Trail links Country Club Park and Rotary Park on the west side of Independence. It offers nice views of the tree-lined creek that it follows and crosses several times. Between the parks, ...
MO 1.5 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The Rock Hollow Trail offers a beautiful, wooded excursion in the City of Wildwood, just west of St. Louis. The paved 2.3-mile trail is built on what was once Lawler-Ford Road. A trailhead with parking ...
MO 2.3 mi Asphalt
The Rock Island Spur of Katy Trail State Park travels 47.5 miles through woodlands, wetlands, and bucolic fields nestled in the foothills of the Ozarks. At either end are two towns full of charm and hospitality: ...
MO 47.5 mi Crushed Stone
Although short, the Route 152 Trail is an important connector in Kansas City. The paved pathway begins at Line Creek Trail and heads west, paralleling its namesake roadway across town. Despite its proximity ...
MO 3 mi Concrete
The Ruby Jack Trail runs for 16 miles between Carthage, MO, and the Kansas state line. The trail links the towns of Carthage, Oronogo, and Carl Junction, traversing farmland, wetland, and woodland. As ...
MO 16 mi Crushed Stone, Gravel
Although Scott's Branch Trail is short (just over a mile), it’s a beautiful gem in western Columbia, traversing both the Columbia Audubon Nature Sanctuary and Bonnie View Nature Sanctuary. (Note that dogs ...
MO 1.6 mi Concrete
Springfield's South Creek Greenway provides residents and visitors alike with a welcome dose of nature within the city's urban limits, and also serves as a useful off-road means of getting around and getting ...
MO 8 mi Asphalt, Concrete
South Providence Trail offers a straight north-south route paralleling its namesake roadway on the southern end of Columbia. As it’s adjacent to both Rock Bridge Elementary School and Rock Bridge High ...
MO 1.7 mi Concrete
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 ...
MO 11.8 mi Asphalt
The St. Vincent Greenway Trail winds through the north and south campuses of the University of Missouri–St. Louis (UMSL) before emerging into the lush woodlands of St. Vincent Park. The park offers a playground, ...
MO 3.3 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Sunset Greenway Trail begins near Sunset Park, on the banks of the Missouri River, and travels along a roadway through open space to beyond St. Ferdinand Park in Old Town Florissant. The village of ...
MO 3.9 mi Asphalt
Table Rock Lakeshore Trail offers an easy, paved pathway to experience nature in southern Branson. Following the lake's shoreline, the trail winds through Table Rock State Park under a lush tree canopy ...
MO 2.2 mi Asphalt
The Ted Jones Trail runs for 2.2 miles between the town of Ferguson and the University of Missouri–St. Louis (UMSL), where it joins with the St. Vincent Greenway on the west side of campus. From Ferguson ...
MO 2.2 mi Asphalt
This short, but beautiful trail, takes travelers from Truman Park's lake north to Aubuchon Creek through a lush wooded area. The park offers places to fish, play sports and picnic. Future plans include ...
MO 0.6 mi Asphalt
The Urban Trail System in St. Joseph, MO, is a multi-use trail network that links the city from north to south, providing access for cyclists, walkers, joggers, inline skaters and wheelchair users. The ...
MO 16.2 mi Asphalt, Concrete
From Southwest Iowa Nature Trails, Inc. website: The Wabash Trace Nature Trail is a converted railroad right-of-way running over 60 miles through the scenic Southwest Iowa countryside from Council Bluffs ...
MO 25.6 mi Crushed Stone
Columbia’s Wabash Walkway travels a short distance northwest from the campus of Columbia College. While currently less than 0.5 mile long, plans are in the works to extend it farther northeast to Business ...
MO 0.15 mi Concrete
Watkins Mill State Park, located on the outskirts of Kansas City, is a forested area featuring a 100-acre lake. Here, whitetail deer, wild turkeys and other birds and wildlife are abundant. A walking and ...
MO 3.8 mi Asphalt
The West Alton Trail occupies the right-of-way of an old railroad bed. The crushed-stone trail runs for 2 miles between St. Charles Street at US 67 in West Alton and the Lincoln-Shields Recreation Area ...
MO 2 mi Crushed Stone
The Hamilton Carr Trail begins off Woods Road in Rockwoods Reservation, a state forest and wildlife conservation area that offers hiking trails, picnic areas, caves and interesting rock formations. The ...
MO 1.5 mi Asphalt
Running from the small town of Weston to the nearby Weston Bend State Park, the Weston Bluffs Trail provides a safe and scenic means for park visitors to visit the quaint town, and for town residents to ...
MO 3.25 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Wildwood Greenway is an eight-foot-wide bicycle and pedestrian trail in Wildwood, a western suburb of St. Louis. It is part of a trail system offering twelve miles of asphalt trail throughout the city. ...
MO 5.7 mi Asphalt

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MoPac Trail (Pleasant Hill)

Beautiful Trip through P Hill

January, 2017 by pgatim2

This is a short extension of the Rock Island Trail that meanders through downtown Pleasant Hill leading you north and westward to the city lake. Soon, this extension will be the connection between Kansas City and St. Louis. Conditions are packed llimestone and has beautiful scenery and bridges.

Rock Island Spur of Katy Trail State Park

Katy Trail-Love it!

January, 2017 by pwaseta16

I rode this trail out of Sedalia, MO in November 2016. Most days were so nice I only needed a light jacket. For a dirt/gravel trail it was a smooth ride even with City tires! Through the town it got a little bumpy. Caused by more traffic. But once you leave town, it's smooth sailing. Lots of fresh air, country scenery, and wildlife. Take a bag if you like black walnuts. They fall all over the side of the trail. Highly recommend!

Katy Trail State Park

HE CAUGHT THE KATY….

January, 2017 by koldtoess

Un-FREAKIN’-Believable! The review could end here.
Buy “The Complete Katy Trail Guidebook” by Brett Dufur.
I only had two days to ride to make the best of the eastern half. I will return to ride the western half and the Bluffton and McKittrick/Herman sections I missed. Day 1 - I rode from Columbia to Portland (ride the M-K-T, visit the MLK Memorial Gardens, stop at the iron bridges, enjoy the bluffs, creeks & river, linger at Cooper’s Landing & eat at Dotty’s Cafe). Day 2 - I rode from Trelor to St. Charles (talk to folks at Turner KT Shelter, drink a beverage at Augusta & enjoy the well-earned bounty of St. Charles).

Accordion

Monarch-Chesterfield Levee Trail

Great Trail for Skating

December, 2016 by rahm.jackie

I really like this trail for my skill at roller skating and age. I start at the Hardees end and skate to near the river where it starts to go downhill. I then turn around and return to my start point. As a result, i skate about 10 miles. I am surprised how little it is used; I rarely encounter other users. I've used this trail 3 times and when weather gets warmer, i will use it more often. There are several locations where trucks/cars enter the flood plain; as a result, there might be pieces of gravel to skate around. But I have been lucky and have had no accidents. Pretty good for a 70 year old lady.

Ted Jones Trail

nice ride

December, 2016 by dennisdkane

from umsl rec center to Ferguson end is 2.5miles. it makes a nice easy give miles. I don't want to repeat what has been already said except I did feel perfectly safe the entire way this morning.

Ruby Jack Trail

Nice Trail December 3rd 2016

December, 2016 by juliaberry7409

We ran a 25k on this trail. Started at Carthage parking lot in the park due to more parking for race participants and entered the trail at trailhead and went to Grant St in Oranogo and back to Carthage. Round trip 15.6 miles. It was small white crushed chat similar to the Frisco Trail in Joplin. Pretty level with only noticeable incline getting on the trail at Carthage Trailhead. A few areas had some grass grown up on the trail but paths were still easy to run thru or ride a bike thru. Scenery past a salvage yard at the start then mostly farm and ranch land. No lose pets. Heard a couple dogs in 2 yards and farm with a loud rooster. Absolutely pleasant Trail experience! If it was paved I would give it a 5. Would love to have a trail similar in our community!!

Creve Coeur Park Trails

Always a nice walk.

November, 2016 by codyjan

Nice walk around the lake. Watch the kayakers and sail boats while you walk.

Lakeside Park Trail

Nice walking / running / biking trail all paved

November, 2016 by codyjan

Nice trail that circles the lake. Passes the two dog parks. Can do different lengths according to which direction you choose. Very easy.

Lakeside Park Trail

Lakeside Trail

November, 2016 by mixie57

This trail has so many distance options. Paved all around; great for all your modes of motion. The levee adjoins it on the east & west ends, extending your trail possibilities.

Riverfront Heritage Trail

Nice trail but did I miss some directions

November, 2016 by jwneulinger

We got on the trail at the Riverfront Park and headed west. It's a great trail. We had not gone very far when the trail ended at a tall set of stairs that we would have had to climb with our bikes. No way.There is an elevator but no way to operate it. Is there no other way to continue west?

Lakeside Park Trail

Great trail

November, 2016 by wastooo

I live in the St Peters Missouri area. There is a city trail that runs behind my home, which connects to Laurel park to the south and Lakeside 370 Park to the north. It is a 16-19 mile trip to the northern park.
From Spencer Rd, there is a trail on top of a levee that continues to the 5.5 mile loop at lakeside. The entire path is all asphalt or concrete.

Katy Trail State Park

Went for a Bike ride--Got an amazing history lesson too

November, 2016 by emlundeen

Rented our bikes from Touring Cyclist. The bikes had pannier racks ready for us to load up. We were picked up from the airport and taken to their shop to get fitted for our bikes. They shuttled us from St. Charles to Clinton on Day two and picked us up when we finished in St. Charles. We biked St. Charles to Machen on Day 1. The bikes were perfect for the trail. My cycling friend and I had an amazingly good time biking the 237.7 miles of this trail. The scenery changes were great. The towns along the way had perfect accommodations for us. At some of the Trail Heads there are self repair bike stations. We stopped at every trail head and read the information provided. Took a couple of added detours/stops we would not have known about if it had not been for all the information the trail heads provide. Although you have to add a few miles to get into some towns with accommodations and food, the pathways across the river, etc. provided easy access without automobile traffic.

Many kudos for those who take care of the trail. It is truly a memorable trail ride and the longest I've ever ridden. Love, love, loved it.

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