Ellis Island Trail

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Ellis Island Trail is a 2.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near West Alton, Missouri that features a river. The trail is good for all skill levels offers a number of activity options.

DISTANCE
2.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
49 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

river

views

Ellis Island is actually a peninsula between the Mississippi River and a large backwater area that is part of the Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary. It is a combination of gravel access road and dirt foot paths. It meanders between grassland area in the middle of the loop and a narrow strip of forest along the water. There are a couple bird blinds along the trail. All or part of the area is frequently closed based on various bird migration calendars or flooding.