Ted Jones Trail


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Ted Jones Trail Facts

States: Missouri
Counties: St. Louis
Length: 2.2 miles
Trail end points: Bellriver Dr. at University Campus (Normandy) and Short at Redmond Aves (Ferguson)
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 6412264
Trail activities: Bike, Inline Skating, Wheelchair Accessible, Walking

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Ted Jones Trail Description

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 south the trail runs roughly parallel to, and between, both Florissant Road and Bermuda Avenue.

When the Ted Jones Trail reaches Interstate 70, it goes under through a 392-foot-long tunnel, which is beautifully decorated with a 3-D mural. The public art was designed and created by local artists who engaged high school students to participate.

At UMSL campus, the trail ends near the North MetroLink station. From here cross Bellrive Drive and pick up the St. Vincent Trail on the west side of the Millennium Student Center.

Parking and Trail Access

Park on the campus of the University of Missouri–St. Louis; visit UMSL online for parking regulations. Parking is also available about mid-trail off Woodstock Road.

Ted Jones Trail Reviews

I have taken two morning bike rides on this trail and it is peaceful. I love hearing the birds sing!


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.

This trail goes right through the heart of Ferguson and it is very flat and very well maintained. I think the signs said it's closed after sunset. Anyway, it was a beautiful walk mid-day and mid-week and I didn't encounter anyone. I think there's a lot of caution about this trail because of events in 2014, but I didn't see anything to worry about. I really liked that there were almost no street crossings.

There are two tunnels, the first very close to the UMSL campus. It's pretty short, more of an underpass. There's a longer tunnel that I assume would be creepy late at night in the dark if you're walking alone, but during the day it was fine and it did have fluorescent lighting.

It connects to other pathways near UMSL and a lot of the new architecture around campus is very pretty, especially the ponds near the Millenium Student Center which would be a good place to stop and cool off, get a bite to eat (during school year normal working hours primarily).


This is a really pleasant trail to bike on. Aside from the extreme south end, the trail is almost completely flat and straight. It does not have many at-grade street crossings, so potential conflicts with traffic are few. The trail is easily accessible from the UMSL North Metrolink Station, Normandy, MO.

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