Riverwoods Park and Trail
Saint Charles Rock Road
This development was made possible through a joint partnership between the city, the Missouri Department of Conservation, and the Great Rivers Greenway District. This 134-acre park is bounded by the Earth City levee to the east, Missouri River to the west, Interstate 70 to the south and St. Charles Rock Road to the north. The park can be accessed via St. Charles Rock Road near the site of the old Rock Road Bridge to St. Charles.
The 1.7-mile well-shaded trail offers bikers, hikers, and rollerbladers with beautiful vistas of historic St. Charles while exposing them to the abundant wildlife of this relatively undisturbed wetland forest. The trail begins at the parking lot and proceeds west to the Missouri River. From that point the trail turns south and parallels the river until it ends just short of the Blanchette Bridge.
The Great Rivers Greenway District is in the process of developing a trail system along the east side of the Missouri River that will eventually extend from Chesterfield Valley to the south and Columbia Bottoms near the confluence the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers. Area bridges across the Missouri river will allow trail users access to the Katy Trail to the west and to the Illinois trail system by crossing the Mississippi at the Chain of Rocks Bridge. The Riverwoods trail will connect to this new trail at both ends thereby providing users with a continuous trail loop.