Top Bike Trails in St. Louis

Top Bike Trails in St. Louis

St. Louis is an excellent place to bring your bike and explore. Here are some of the best St. Louis bike trails to check out. 

Bicycle Route 66

Length: 2,500 miles 

Skill level: Intermediate/advanced

This bicycle trail follows historic Route 66 from Chicago to California and passes through St. Louis. While it is an advanced ride and quite long, riders with less experience can still enjoy the trail as it passes through the city. The Riverfront Trail is a part of the route and is 12.2 miles long, passing in front of the St. Louis Arch. 

Creve Coeur Lake

Length: 7.7 miles

Skill level: Intermediate

Around Creve Couer Lake, various paved trails create an excellent bike path for St. Louis cycling. There are several dips and twists along the way, which increase the difficulty. Your ride will showcase the lake and other sights like wetlands, woods and Dripping Springs waterfall. These trails connect to Katy Trail with a 2.8-mile connector segment.

Katy Trail

Length: 240 miles

Skill level: Beginner, family-friendly

This St. Louis rail trail is an ideal choice for families and beginner riders. The routes use crushed stone or gravel for a smooth ride. There are also multiple trailheads along the way, so you can choose the distance you travel. The trail passes historic sites, farmlands and small towns. There are also trailside businesses like cafes, breweries and shops where you can stop and rest, grab a bite or find souvenirs. 

Gravois Greenway (Grant's Trail)

Length: 12.14 miles

Skill level: Beginner, family-friendly

This paved path is mostly flat and open to the sun. It passes through neighborhoods and parks. There are several restaurants along the trail if you get hungry, and you can check out Grant's Farm to see Clydesdales and historic buildings.

Mississippi Greenway (Riverfront Trail)

Length: 15 miles

Skill level: Beginner, family-friendly

This trail passes through industrial areas along the Mississippi River. It is fully paved with several access points, allowing you to traverse as much of it as you would like. It winds through both sides of the flood wall that protects St. Louis. Murals and artwork on the wall provide an exciting view throughout your ride. 

River des Peres Greenway Trail

Length: 9.36 miles

Skill level: Beginner, family-friendly

Ride along the banks of the River des Peres, exploring local parks, playgrounds and sports fields. This trail is less well-known, making it great for a peaceful, slow-paced ride. It connects to several other nearby greenways, like the Gravois Greenway, allowing you to explore further if you wish.

Bring Your Bike to St. Louis West / Route 66 KOA Holiday

Looking for a place to stay while you explore all the fun bike trails near St. Louis? Book a campsite at St. Louis West / Route 66 KOA Holiday! In addition to the convenient access to local bike trails, there are many activities to do at the campground, including swimming in the pool or panning for treasure. 

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