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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 that it follows the busy Des Peres Parkway, so you will experience traffic views and sounds on your journey.
Mid-trail, a spur across the river on a pedestrian bridge will take travelers along the tree-lined Christy Greenway up to Holly Hills Avenue. If you take a right (turn south) on Holly Hills, you can follow the bike lane to Carondelet Park with its two scenic lakes. The trail ends near the mouth of the channel where it meets the Mississippi River.
Future plans include a connection to Grant's Trail (as of 2017, construction is underway).
Take I-55 to the Germania St./Carondelet Blvd. exit and head north along the river. Parking lots and trail access can be found on both streets (on either side of the river).
The trail's northern end is also close to the Shrewsbury MetroLink Station; exit the south side of the station and cross Lansdowne Ave.
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