Gateway to the West The Gateway Arch reflects St. Louis' role in the Westward Expansion of the United States during the nineteenth century. The park is a memorial to Thomas Jefferson's role in opening the West, to the pioneers who helped shape its history, and to Dred Scott who sued for his freedom in the Old Courthouse. Hours vary by season.

Nice walk along the river while going to the arch and visiting the downtown area. Great little walk, but as mentioned, they are doing a lot of work in the area.

Easy trail, quiet, abundant deer and turkeys. Enjoyable, recommend for families or for those looking for a leisurely

This trail is under construction & most of it is closed until 2017.