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!Read More
You can access this trail off of 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!
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You can access the trailhead in Jefferson Barracks County Park by riding on the shared traffic lanes on South Broadway. The trailhead is located on Bigby Road.
Once connected to River Des Peres, you will have access to this section of the Mississippi River Greenway via the Catalan Loop MetroBus station on the corner of South Broadway and East Catalan.
Once connected to River Des Peres, you will have access to this section of the Mississippi River Greenway via the Shrewsbury-Lansdowne MetroLink station.
Parking is available at Jefferson Barracks Park trailhead (Gark & Bagby).
Things To Do
You can explore the history of Jefferson Barracks at the museums located around the park. Check out the St. Louis County website for more info.
This 1.75-mile paved trail extends from the trailhead in Jefferson Barracks Park to the north side of the River City Casino property. It is flat and very sunny; offering unparalleled views of the Mississippi River and barge traffic.
Learn more about the history of Jefferson Barracks.