Best city walk trails in St. Louis, Missouri

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Explore the most popular city walk trails near St. Louis with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of city walk trails in St. Louis, Missouri
Top trails (5)
#1 - St. Louis Riverfront Trail
St. Louis, Missouri
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Length: 21.4 mi • Est. 8 h 51 m
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! Accessibility: This asphalt trail is estimated to typically be at least 10 feet wide. There is a center dividing line for passing and opposite direction travelers. There may be loose gravel at some road and rail crossings. The slope is estimated to flat everything from flat to steep sections. Overall, the slope ranges from -12% (downhill) to 12% (uphill) grade. The steepest downhill sections are located at about the 1.4, 2.2 and 10.0 mile mark when heading north. It is unclear if there are any ADA-designated handicapped accessible car parking spots with access aisles at the trailhead lot. There are 3 handicapped accessible car parking spots at the trailhead lot at about the 8.0 mile mark-marked here with a waypoint.Show more
#2 - Jefferson National Expansion Memorial
Gateway Arch National Park
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 41 m
A wonderful urban trail with views of the iconic arch. Accessibility: This composite, concrete, and brick trail is estimated to typically be at least 7 feet wide. The slope is estimated to be mostly gentle to very steep and range overall from -13% (downhill) to 15% (uphill) grade. The steepest sections, above 8% grade downhill and 12% uphill, are located at about the 0.3 and 1.1 through 1.3 mile marks. These areas are marked with waypoints as trail goers using assistive equipment may need to avoid them. There are 4 ADA-compliant car parking spots with access aisles at the paved trailhead lot.Show more
#3 - Francis Park Loop
Francis Park
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 48 m
#4 - Lafayette Park Loop
Lafayette Park
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Length: 0.8 mi • Est. 20 m
A wonderful city park with ponds and bridges. Enjoy! Accessibility: This asphalt and gravel trail is estimated to typically be at least 6 feet wide. The slope is estimated to be moderately steep and range from -7% (downhill) to 8% (uphill) grade when heading counterclockwise from the trailhead. There may not be any ADA-designated car parking at the trailhead. Street parking is available.Show more
#5 - Tilles Park Foot and Bike Path
Tilles Park
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Length: 0.9 mi • Est. 23 m