Jefferson Barracks Park to River Des Peres
This section of the Mississippi River Greenway offers magnificent views of the river as it stretches from Jefferson Barracks County Park north along the river. You can have a picnic or connect to historic Jefferson Barracks – a U.S. Army Post that dates back to 1826.
Plans call for an extension of this trail from its current endpoint on the northern side of the Casino parking lot to the existing trail in the River des Peres Greenway. Construction between Alabama and Broadway is largely complete, and is already seeing use by cyclists and pedestrians, but the remainder of the extension from Broadway to the River City Casino is temporarily on hold.
Great Rivers Greenway, in partnership with the Metropolitan Sewer District is currently planning some repairs to the banks of the River des Peres along the path of the greenway as well as some sewer line improvements. These matters will need to be addressed before the remainder of the trail can be constructed.
When complete, you will be able to walk, run or ride all the way from Jefferson Barracks Park to the Shrewsbury-Lansdowne Metrolink station. You’ll also be able get to Carondelet Park and the Christy Greenway without ever leaving the ADA accessible path!
You can access this trail off of Telegraph Road in south St. Louis County.
Each greenway is managed in cooperation with different municipalities and parks departments, who set the rules for greenway use, parking and hours of operation. Greenways often span multiple municipalities, so please be aware that these rules can change as you travel along the trail. Please be sure to follow all posted rules and regulations while you are living life outside!
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You can access the trailhead in Jefferson Barracks County Park by riding on the shared traffic lanes on South Broadway. The trailhead is located on Bigby Road.
When it is connected to River Des Peres, this section of the Mississippi River Greenway will have access to the Catalan Loop MetroBus station on the corner of South Broadway and East Catalan.
Once connected to River Des Peres, this section of the Mississippi River Greenway will be accessible by the Shrewsbury-Lansdowne MetroLink station.
Parking is available at Jefferson Barracks Park trailhead (Gark & Bagby).
Things To Do
Explore the history of Jefferson Barracks at the museums located around the park. Check out the St. Louis County website for more info.
This 1.8-mile paved trail extends from the trailhead in Jefferson Barracks Park to the north side of the River City Casino property. It is flat and very sunny; offering unparalleled views of the Mississippi River and barge traffic.
Learn more about the history of Jefferson Barracks.