Boyle Avenue to Sarah Avenue
This page is dedicated to the first segment of the Brickline Greenway (formerly known as the Chouteau Greenway), which will connect Forest Park to the Gateway Arch and provide connections to Fairgrounds Park and Tower Grove Park, runs between Boyle Avenue and Sarah Avenue within the City of St. Louis. This short segment parallels the MetroLink light rail line, and provides a connection to the Cortex Innovation Community.
Total trail length: 0.27 Miles
Katy Trail to Heritage Museum
This segment of the Centennial Greenway stretches from the Katy Trail near the Page Avenue extension to the Heritage Museum in St. Charles County. There is also a .7 mile extension over Highways 364 and 94 so people can safely walk or ride a bike across these busy highways; connecting schools, neighborhoods, parks, and businesses to each other as well as other area attractions. They also connect the existing trail system to Wapelhorst Park in the City of St. Charles and Laurel Park in St. Peters.
This greenway offers a direct connection to the paved Creve Coeur Connector trail that takes you across the Missouri River and links up with the paved trails and other attractions in Creve Coeur County Park. You can use the Katy Trail to travel to Historic Downtown St. Charles and Frontier Park. You can also exit the KATY Trail at Olive Street and ride on the street to connect to the Boschert Greenway!
Click here to download a printable Greenway Adventure Guide for the Centennial Greenway: Katy Trail to Heritage Museum.
Total trail length: 2.7 Miles
Gravois Greenway (Grant's Trail): River des Peres Greenway to Holmes & Leffingwell
The Gravois Greenway (Grant’s Trail) meanders through seven municipalities and connects several parks, schools, neighborhoods, libraries, historic sites and athletic facilities. It currently extends from a trailhead at Holmes and Leffingwell avenues in Kirkwood to the River des Peres Greenway (just east of Interstate Highway 55 at River City Blvd.) in the city of St. Louis. Runners, walkers and cyclists of all ages can be found year-round enjoying this ribbon of green space linking south St. Louis County and the City of St. Louis.
Keep in mind that this greenway welcomes a lot of people –especially on a warm and sunny day. Be sure to think of other visitors when running, riding a bike or walking your dog. Keep to the right and announce your presence when passing others. Slow down, be courteous and share the greenway so everyone can enjoy the fresh air!
This greenway has a long history and many champions – check out more information on Trailnet’s website.
Click here to download a printable Greenway Adventure Guide for the Gravois Greenway (Grant’s Trail): River des Peres Greenway to Holmes & Leffingwell.
Total trail length: 12.14 Miles
Bella Fontaine County Park
This stretch of the Maline Greenway lies primarily within Bella Fontaine County Park. It is the first segment of a planned seven mile, east-west link that will connect the Mississippi and St. Vincent Greenways. This greenway links both sides of Bella Fontaine County Park via an underpass beneath Highway 367/Lewis & Clark Boulevard. You can walk, ride, push a stroller or use a wheelchair along Maline Creek and spend a few minutes relaxing on one of the benches along the way. There’s also a storybook walk with different books featured each season. The book is displayed page-by-page on progressive boards along the greenway.
Click here to download a printable Greenway Adventure Guide for the Maline Greenway: Bella Fontaine County Park.
Total trail length: 1.6 Miles
Glencoe to Sherman Beach Park
This section of the Meramec Greenway has some of the more beautiful views in the River Ring. From the soaring limestone bluffs, the wildflowers in the springtime, and the ever-changing views of the Meramec River, it has something for everyone. It stretches from Sherman Beach in southwest St. Louis County along the river to Glencoe, with a spur north called Rock Hollow, which includes a major hill at the end.
Click here to download a printable Greenway Adventure Guide for the Meramec Greenway: Glencoe to Sherman Beach Park.
Total trail length: 3 Miles
Jefferson Barracks Park to River City Casino
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.
The 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 is complete between Alabama and Broadway. However, The final half mile—between South Broadway and the northwest corner of the River City Casino—to connect the River des Peres and Mississippi Greenways has been on hold for a couple of years to allow for Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD) sewer line repairs and improvements (delayed by flooding!), and to obtain clearance to construct the greenway beneath the railroad bridge.
In spring 2022, Union Pacific Railroad approved the greenway under the railroad tracks! The first step is to sign agreements between all project partners – Great Rivers Greenway, St. Louis County, Metropolitan Sewer District and Union Pacific Railroad. Formal approval through boards and councils can often take several months, but all partners are eager to make this connection a reality. Once agreements are finalized, the construction window is about 6 months to build this final stretch. Stay tuned for updates!
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!
Click here to download a printable Greenway Adventure Guide for the Mississippi Greenway: Jefferson Barracks Park to River City Casino.
Total trail length: 1.75 Miles
Earth City Levee
This section of the Missouri Greenway parallels the Missouri River in Bridgeton and Earth City. It offers stunning views of the Missouri River and Historic downtown St. Charles as it stretches between Highway 70 to Highway 370. There is a paved connection to a separated walking and biking lane on the 370 Discovery Bridge. You can walk or ride over the Missouri River and connect to the KATY Trail in St. Charles County.
Click here to download a printable Greenway Adventure Guide for the Missouri Greenway: Earth City Levee.
Total trail length: 4.73 Miles
Monarch Chesterfield Levee
This greenway offers three segments which will eventually connect for a 17-mile loop. There is ample parking for this stretch of sunny greenway atop the levee just behind the Taubman Prestige Outlets. Grab a bite or go shopping in addition to exploring the greenway! Across the greenway/levee from the outlets, there is a wetland you can explore with its own natural path trails. You can also park in the northwest section of the St. Louis Premium Outlet parking lot to access the greenway near the connection to the Boone Bridge.
Click here to download a printable Greenway Adventure Guide for the Missouri Greenway: Monarch Chesterfield Levee.
Total trail length: 10.6 Miles
Forest Park to Trojan Park
The southern portion of the St. Vincent Greenway stretches from Forest Park at Lindell to Trojan Park at Etzel Avenue and North Skinker Parkway. There is a paved trail that currently extends from Forest Park in front of the History Museum, along the east side of Debaliviere, across Delmar through Ruth Porter Mall Park, along Etzel Avenue to Trojan Park at the intersection of Etzel and North Skinker Boulevard.
This section of greenway stretches through residential areas and commercial districts and is a popular route for walking and biking to connect with Forest Park on the south as well as the Delmar and Forest Park Metrolink stations. It runs parallel to DeBaliviere from the History Museum to where the paved path turns into Ruth Porter Mall Park. It’s also a treasured green space for getting fresh air, having a picnic or enjoying family and neighborhood get-togethers.
Click here to download a printable Greenway Adventure Guide for the St. Vincent Greenway: Forest Park to Trojan Park.
Total trail length: 1.95 Miles