Chouteau Island Levee Trail is a 7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Granite City, Illinois that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length7.0 miElevation gain85 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashHikingMountain bikingBird watchingRunningBeachRiverViewswild-flowersWildlifeBugsOver grownRockyScrambleWashed out
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Gravel road along the Mississippi Canal running the length of the island, ending at the southern end of the island where the canal and the Mississippi re-join. Strait, fairly flat gravel road trail running the distance of the canal, taking you by the canal lock & dam. Good for a mountain bike ride, not recommended for road bikes due to the size of the gravel in the road. Can be done as a hike, but the scenery does not change much along the trail.

Parking located on the east and west side of the island. Trail/road runs through the east side parking lot.

From I-270, take the Rt. 3 exit south and turn onto Chain of Rocks road to take the bridge across.

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Tsitsi Madziwa
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Hiking

This was just a walk - flat and quite peaceful.

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Christian Woodward
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Hiking

Not the most scenic or active trail, but I enjoyed it once. Good miles and near the Chain of Rocks Bridge.

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Hiking Honkey
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HikingNo shade

Clocked 7.4 miles. Like everyone else said, there are roads mainly, but they are not busy. Rocky, then gravel, then concrete, etc. Some pretty views of the swampy area, otherwise not a whole lot to see. Bring your sunscreen, a speaker, and plenty of water. I did this one just for the miles. #HikingHonkeyOnInstagram

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Jason Bliven
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Hiking

The trail is mainly roads. Very light traffic. I didn’t run into any walkers or bikers on this trail. However I did see a lot of bikers on the bridge trail. I took a lot of pics. Best stuff was the canal. Trail doesn’t run along canal for much distance. I mainly did this trail for distance. I did enjoy the experience.

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jenna freeman
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Hiking

Quite boring for hiking

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Charmaine Warren
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Hiking

Not so good for hiking but might be more ideal for biking

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Christopher Earhart
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Nature trips

Easy walk on a gravel road. Some wildlife. Can see downtown St. Louis.

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Bill Keaggy
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Mountain biking
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Ashley Price
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not too much to explore but was a nice walk!

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John Darcangelis
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Hiking

the trail that is in the app is only gravel and on a sunny day offers no shade. but if you go down some there is a bridge section that is about a mile each way, and down by the barrels there is some remote trails for hiking.

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Jake Crader
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Ryan Burton
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Hiking

I didn't hike this whole trail. It is just a gravel road, not that interesting of a hike but may come back for a bike ride.

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Courtney Delaria
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Hiking

We enjoyed the beach and bridge just up the road from here. The canal was beautiful.

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Mike Yerion
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Mountain biking

oil and chip road on top of the chain of rocks canal west levee. flat ride, smooth surface. saw small deer herd and wild turkeys on land side. geese, pelicans,gulls and ducks riverside. view of lock 27 and its operations as well as tow boats. beware of crossing beneath bridge construction of new 270 bridges.

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Kyle Pacatte
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Mountain biking
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Gravel road trail, good for a mountain bike ride along the canal. Can be used for hiking.

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Robert Fischer
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Nathan Sellers
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Shannon B
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Katie Wiesehan
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Lauren Baker
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Michelle Dix Keys
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Nanette Boileau
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Ken Morris
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Paula Prather
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Kyle Pacatte
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Glen Mcroberts
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