Greenway Getaway! Meramec Greenway: Greentree Park to Arnold’s Grove

If you are looking for the perfect greenway for toddlers and training wheels—look no further than the Meramec Greenway: Greentree Park to Arnold’s Grove!

bridge-in-meramec-3This segment of the greenway stretches between Arnold’s Grove just west of Highway 141 and parallels the river to Greentree Park in Kirkwood. The 3.6 mile paved trail offers plenty of shade, no hills and a slower pace—just right for beginning cyclists and young explorers.

There are also plenty of things to see along the way such as Meramec Landing Park, the St. Louis Dirt Burners radio controlled miniature raceway, and the Family Golf and Learning Center. You can also meander around the trails in Simpson Park where you can enjoy the lake and playground. Look closely and you might spot one of the Eagles that nest in this park!


7.2 mile trip

Park at either end of the Greenway (Arnold’s Grove or Greentee Park) and enjoy a full 7.2 mile walk, run or bike ride.

4 mile trip

Park at Arnold’s Grove and walk or ride 2 miles to where the greenway connects with Marshall Road. You can cross Marshall Road at the crosswalk to go into Simpson Park (this will add some more mileage to your journey!) Head back to Arnold’s Grove for a round trip of four miles. If you decide you want to go even further, turn right (east) on Marshall Road, cross the bridge and take an immediate right back onto the paved trail and head towards the river to continue on the greenway.

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Other tips to know before you go:

If you are not sure how far your young cyclists or walkers want to go, you can park in Greentree Park off Marshall Road and start exploring. Turn around when their legs get tired!

You can also park in the Meramec Landing Park parking lot across the street and just east of the entrance into Simpson Park. Click here for a map. The greenway crosses this parking lot.  You can take it west towards Arnold’s Grove (2 miles) or east (1.6 miles) to Greentree Park. Walk or ride your bike across Marshall Road at the crosswalk to enter Simpson Park via the paved trail. If you want to go to Greentree Park, the greenway briefly parallels Marshall Road on a bridge over the Simpson Lake spillway and then turns towards the river. Take a right once you cross the bridge.

This area can flood after heavy rains. Be sure to check our website for any alerts before you go.

There are restrooms in Simpson Park and Greentree Park.

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