Lions Park to Route 66 State Park
This section of the Meramec Greenway parallels Highway 44 near the city of Eureka and includes several Eureka City Parks as well as Route 66 State Park that celebrates, “The Mother Road.”
Click here to download a printable Greenway Adventure Guide for the Meramec Greenway: Lions Park to Route 66 State Park.
This greenway is located near the intersection of I-44 and Highway 109.
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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If you’re not too far from this greenway, you may be able to connect to it on your bike. Click one of the buttons above to plan your route with Google Maps.
You can access this greenway from bus #410X by walking 1/2 mile south on Highway 109 from the Eureka Park and Ride lot at 4th Street.
You cannot access this greenway via Metrolink.
You can park in Lion’s Park and in spaces along South Central Avenue in Eureka. There are also places you can park in Route 66 State Park.
Things To Do
There are a few dining options a short distance from the greenway on Central Avenue in Eureka (O’Dell’s Irish Pub and Ale House, Joe Boccardi’s Ristorante, Chick N Elly’s, El Nopal)
Route 66 State Park is a great place to see wildlife. The park is a favorite destination for birdwatchers.
This is a 1.5-mile paved trail that links Lions Park to Route 66 State Park. Also known as the Flat Creek Trail, it passes under Highway 44 and through a specially designed preservation area that aims to preserve the creek banks and natural habitat for wildlife, birds and native plants.