St. Louis, MO

Jefferson Barracks Park & Mississippi Greenway

Creative Commons: John Stanton

This is a lovely run combining a historic park and a section of the riverfront Mississippi Greenway. Jefferson Barracks Park ks 19th-century army outpost still in use, with numerous outbuildings set aside as historical exhibits. A loop of the park’s paths is ~2.5 miles. Then, run on a section of the Mississippi Greenway north for ~1.5 miles to the River City Casino. Nice river views on this paved multi-use path. So overall this is a ~5.3 mile route.

Longer Run: From the Casino, run briefly west on River City Casino Blvd. to connect to the River des Peres Greenway, a 9.3 mile multi-use path along the wide open green space that wraps around the River Des Peres as it winds its way to the Mississippi River.

Essentials
  • Park Loop & Greenway: 5.3 miles (8.5 km); Can add with 9.3 mile River des Peres Greenway
  • 237 feet (72m)
  • Jefferson Barracks Park Visitor Center. Can also start at the Casino
  • Parking at park