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St. Louis Riverfront Trail is a 21.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near St. Louis, Missouri that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking, running, and road biking and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 21.4 mi Elevation gain 360 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Wheelchair friendly

Kid friendly

Stroller friendly

Road biking

Walking

Running

Paved

River

Views

City walk

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Trail gate locks and closes at 6pm. Great riverfront and downtown skyline view, especially when starting and the north end, and heading south to the Gateway Arch!

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Reviews (59)
Photos (35)
Recordings (46)
Completed (92)
Steve Mosbacher
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Road biking

The trail was in good shape. Light bike traffic today.

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Mike Bolen
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Road biking

Good trail to ride, with some good views. Started at the Mural Mile south of the Arch and road over the Chain of Rocks Bridge and back. Trail is paved and well marked. Has a small parking lot at trail head. Trail gate is closed and locked at 6:00pm. Over all great trail.

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Steve Mosbacher
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Road biking

The trail appears to be open. Nice paved long ride. It goes through an industrial part of the city for the first part. I parked down by Als Restaurant. The Chain of Rocks Bridge is a nice feature on this ride.

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Lindsay Pennica
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HikingClosed

Trailhead parking and access closed.. had to find paid parking in lacledes Landing. Otherwise, nice walk.

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Jean-Claude Linossi
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Hiking

Enjoyable walk along the Missouri river with good views of the river and the city.

Kim Bertz
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Hiking

Walked downtown riverfront, flat and scenic, enjoyable and I felt safe by myself in this area. Trail closed north of Lumiere hotel due to flood damage... you can navigate around it but some bicyclists recommended to do that only with a buddy, very downtown industrial. Outside of the city, this would be a great trail to walk or bike. Enjoy STL :-)

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Erica Ly
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Road biking

A great trail, and doable for beginners, despite its length. I haven’t done it since last year (I think it’s currently washed out), but I highly recommend it. If going in the summer, be sure to bring sunscreen and lots of water. One bottle of water didn’t cut it for me. It gets HOT when riding along in the sun with minimal shade. Despite several drinking fountains, only one or two work (which is partly why I don’t give it 5 stars. The working ones are also close to downtown STL which do you little help when you’re way down closer to the Chain of Rocks bridge. But, even if you’re a beginner biker, it’s worth the ride. Highly recommend!

Lauren VanBeveren
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HikingWashed out

It would have been neat but the trail is currently under water.

Bob Horine
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Beautiful ride ! Enjoyed the view and the conditions of the trail was excellent..

Tyrell Johnson
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Road biking

Nice paved trail along the river. This trail is moderately to heavily populated depending on when you go. Some spots are nice and can view the river. The rest of the trail is very industrial. There is a great free bike stop along the trail that has maps, water, and can help with bike fixes like; air, patches, and inner tubes. This spot made the trail earn the extra star.

Georgia R.
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Road biking

I can now use my other hand to count how many times I've been on a bike in 15 years. So it's definitely beginner-friendly, but the length can make it challenging! Around the arch it gets congested with people but very quickly becomes almost deserted. Just follow the signs for the trail and it's easy to find your way. Cool grafitti, great riverfront views, and you can get up close to every bridge that comes across the Mississippi. Can't wait to do it again!

Lynda R.
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lots to see East for beginner's

Patrick Kohm
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Road biking

Great biking trail - not the best for hiking... all paved, but the new river front section is amazing.

Carla Blanton
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Walking
First to Review

Nice walk thru the city.

Ashley W.
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Bike touring
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Kriatina Taylor
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Hiking
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Ashley W.
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Bike touring
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Ashley W.
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Bike touring
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Zach W
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Hiking
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Joe Beggs
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Hiking
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Bill Keaggy
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Road biking
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Zach Runzo
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Road biking
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Ashley W.
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Bike touring
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Ashley W.
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Bike touring
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Ashley W.
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Ashley W.
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Bike touring
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Ashley W.
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Ashley W.
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Bike touring
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Ashley W.
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Hiking
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Sue Abkemeier
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Road biking
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