August A. Busch Memorial Wildlife Conservation Bike Trails
August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area is a 6,987-acre conservation area that is owned and managed by the Missouri Department of Conservation. Located in St. Charles County, Missouri, the land was purchased by the Department of Conservation with help from Alice Busch, the wife of August Anheuser Busch, Sr., in 1947 from the U.S. Government.
Castlewood State Park Bike Trails
The Castlewood State Park is a public recreation area occupying 1,818 acres that straddle the Meramec River in St. Louis County, Missouri. The most visited section of the state park lies on the north side of the Meramec; the park acreage on the south side of the river is accessed from Lone Elk County Park and includes the World Bird Sanctuary.
West Tyson County Park Chubb Trail
West Tyson County Park is a county park in the U.S. state of Missouri consisting of 673 acres located in St. Louis County east of the town of Eureka. The park is located north of Interstate 44, west of Tyson Research Center, east of Route 66 State Park, and south and east of the Meramec River.
Cliff Cave County Park Bike Trails
Cliff Cave County Park is a 525-acre public park located in St. Louis, Missouri. The park is operated by St. Louis County Parks. It is named after Cliff Cave, a natural cave located in the park that is a historical and archaeological site.
Daniel Boone Conservation Equestrian Bike Trail
Daniel Boone Conservation Area is in western Warren County, about seven miles southwest of Jonesburg, and within a one hour drive of St. Louis. This 3,520-acre area is named in memory of the great pioneer and woodsman.
Forest Park Bike Trails
Forest Park is a public park in western St. Louis, Missouri. It is a prominent civic center and covers 1,371 acres. Opened in 1876, more than a decade after its proposal, the park has hosted several significant events, including the Louisiana Purchase Exposition of 1904 and the 1904 Summer Olympics.
Graham Cave State Park Loutre River & Indian Glade Trails
Graham Cave State Park is a state park in the U.S. state of Missouri consisting of 369 acres located in Montgomery County. The park’s namesake, Graham Cave, is a cave in St. Peter sandstone with an entrance 120 feet wide and 60 feet high and an extent of about 100 feet into the hillside.
Greensfelder County State Park Bike Trail
Greensfelder County Park consists of 1,734 acres in western St. Louis County, Missouri. It is located in the city of Wildwood and bordered to the south by the Eureka and Six Flags St. Louis. Greensfelder is part of the Henry Shaw Ozark Corridor.
Katy Trail St. Charles
The Katy Trail State Park is a state park in the U.S. state of Missouri that contains the Katy Trail, a recreational rail trail that runs 240 miles in the right-of-way of the former Missouri–Kansas–Texas Railroad.
Queeny Park Bike and Equestrian Trails
The Busch Hiking & Biking Trail, a 3.2mile hard-gravel loop, begins off of Road B within the area. It passes over a dam on Lake 19 and passes agricultural fields. It does cross several roads open to vehicles. There are also six other hiking-only trails throughout the park, which total 5.3 miles. Watch for signs. This is a scenic ride. If you’re looking for hair-raising off-road trails, you’ll want to continue on to Weldon Spring’s Lost Valley trail.
St. Louis Riverfront Trail
The ten-mile St. Louis Riverfront Trail follows the Mississippi River’s west bank from the Gateway Arch in Downtown St. Louis to North Riverfront Park. The south end of the trail starts below the Gateway Arch along Sullivan Boulevard and parallels the Mississippi River as it runs north. The trail passes through several of St. Louis’ oldest neighborhoods, just north of the Gateway Arch. Scenery is limited for about six miles north of the Arch, as the trail tucks between the Mississippi River on the east side and the active railroad tracks on the west side, leaving very little access for users to enter or leave the trail.
Rockwoods Conservation Bike Trails
There are two trails here open to MTB’ers. From the first trailhead access off of Fox Creek Road, you can access the Fox Creek Spur Trail. About a half mile into this ride, if you take the right fork, you will be on the approximately three-mile Round House Loop Trail, which skirts a drainage.
ROUTE 66 BIKEWAY
Also known as the Chain of Rocks Bridge (connecting St. Louis, Missouri, with Granite City, Illinois), the Route 66 Bikeway is a “highways to bikeways” project. At one time, this 1.1-mile bridge was part of legendary U.S. Route 66, which ran between Los Angeles, California, and Chicago, Illinois.
Trail description provided by Show Mountain Biking, The Complete Mountain Biker’s Guide to Missouri and Pebble Publishing.