Mississippi Greenway

Cliff Cave Park

Flooding from a severe storm on 6/9/18 damaged one of the retaining walls just west of the railroad tracks in Cliff Cave Park. Work is underway to repair the wall and will require greenway users to detour around the area. Please use caution in this area. The rest of the new greenway is open for you to explore and enjoy.

Cliff Cave Park in the Mississippi Greenway offers stunning views of the Mississippi atop rocky bluffs that tower 170 feet over the river. It lies within one of the most naturally diverse plant and animal communities in the region, offering rocky, droughty hillsides as well as woodlands and wetlands.

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Amenities

parking

restrooms

benches

tables

shelter

trash

Getting Here

You can get to this greenway on 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!

Click one of the buttons below to plan your route with Google Maps.

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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 the button above to plan your route with Google Maps. You can enter the park via a new entrance at Erb and Telegraph road for people walking or riding bikes. There is no parking at this location.

You can not currently access this greenway via bus.

You can not currently access this greenway via Metrolink.

You can park in the lower parking lot in Cliff Cave County Park or the new parking lot on Cliff Cave Rd. (At intersection of England Town Road)

Things To Do

fish
wildlife
grill

Trail Info

6.7 Miles

The Mississippi Trail is a 4.66-mile paved, loop asphalt trail that circles the floodplain bottomland. There is very little shade on this stretch of greenway, so be sure to bring water during the summer months. You can walk, run or ride along the trail and enjoy views of the Mississippi River. The 2.04 mile extension completed in May 2018 travels up the bluff to a new scenic overlook and a connection to Telegraph Rd. It offers a lot of tree cover, so is a nice choice on a hot summer day.

This is a quiet, rural place to enjoy nature.  After a snowstorm, this area is perfect for cross country skiing.

There are two other unpaved trails in this section of greenway, the flat, 1-mile River Bluff Trail that offers an outstanding view of the river and surrounding valley from atop the bluff. You can also explore the 3-mile, moderately hilly Spring Valley Trail.