Mississippi Greenway

Cliff Cave Park

The new greenway and other improvements in the upper section of the park are almost done! We’ll be cutting the ribbon on May 4, 2018-stay tuned for more details!

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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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.

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 not currently access this greenway via bus.

You can not currently access this greenway via Metrolink.

You can park in Cliff Cave County Park.

Things To Do


Trail Info

4.6 Miles

The Mississippi Trail is a 4.6-mile paved, loop asphalt trail that circles the floodplain bottomland. There is very little shade, 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.

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. All three trails are within Cliff Cave Park.