Mississippi River Greenway

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Mississippi River Greenway is a 2.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near St. Louis, Missouri that features a river. The trail is good for all skill levels and is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and road biking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.6 miles Elevation Gain: 91 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly

hiking

road biking

walking

running

partially paved

river

The Mississippi River Greenway at Jefferson Barracks Park is a popular, fairly flat out and back trail along the Mississippi River. Mainly asphalt but also includes brick pavement and concrete bridges at the start. This popular trail is shared by young and old walking, jogging, running, biking, strollers and wheelchairs. It starts at the north end of Jefferson Barracks County Park and travels behind Notre Dame High School and River City Casino before ending at River des Peres.

hiking
1 month ago

A herd of deer, gaggles of geese, 3 eagles, 2 hornet nests, & 1 train.

hiking
2 months ago

I love this trail. So much to see, trains, tugs, barges, herds of deer, groundhogs and today a beautiful Bald Eagle. Blue Herons and so many SeaGulls. Clean restrooms at the JB and cleaner ones at River City Casino. I always pop into the Casino for a free soda or coffee. What’s not to like?

hiking
2 months ago

Well maintained paved path. We saw an eagle on our first trip out.

hiking
5 months ago

Will have better views of the river once the fall comes and leaves drop. Better for biking.

hiking
10 months ago

I was pleasantly surprised that this trail gave me a bigger workout than what I initially expected. Great views of the Mississippi River. Giving a four stars because some areas were kind of overgrown and not pretty like the rest of the trail

hiking
no shade
11 months ago

The trail is an easy walk and paved the whole way. There are nice river views. The trail is very sunny and meant even in 60 degree weather we were very warm. Nice for dogs, but would probably be too hot on their feet in warmer weather.

11 months ago

easy walking trail, but the giant casino kind of ruins the mood for me.

Fri Apr 13 2018

This trail starts with a very nice parking lot with clean, nice bathrooms. There is a very well done Memorial also close to parking lot. The bridge takes you right down to the river and it has wide paved trail. The views of the tankers passing by is really pretty cool. The trail is all paved or has cobblestones. There is a longer trail that continues through the park which I seen several deer at. I really enjoyed it! I will definitely be back!

walking
Thu Mar 01 2018

Nice easy level

Sat Oct 28 2017

Love it and you can watch the deer on one side trail and river with boats and barges on other side of trail.

walking
Thu Jun 29 2017

This is a very easy paved flat trail that runs along the Mississippi River from Jefferson Barracks Park, passes next to the River City casino and currently ends at River Des Peres. You can easily add more to your walk if you head over to Jefferson Barracks Park - there is a nice trail over there as well. In the future the Mississippi Greenway trail is supposed to connect to the new trail coming up from Cliff Cave County Park. Plenty of parking is available right next to this trail.

Sun Feb 19 2017

This is a easy to find great trail. I would have given it a 5, but there are barges and tugs that line the river and the fumes were terrible today. We will be back!!

hiking
Fri Feb 10 2017

It's so so. Probably nice to do if you are in the area and want to see Jefferson Barracks which is super cool. Other than that I wouldn't necessarily go if you're not in the area and not going to see the Barracks.

walking
Mon Jan 23 2017

The Mississippi River Greenway at Jefferson Barracks Park is a popular, fairly flat 1.35 mile (2.7 mile round trip) out and back trail along the Mississippi River. Mainly asphalt but also includes brick pavement and concrete bridges at the start. This popular trail is shared by young and old walking, jogging, running, biking, strollers and wheelchairs. It starts at the north end of Jefferson Barracks County Park and travels behind Notre Dame High School and River City Casino before ending at River des Peres.

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