New six-mile trail completed at Cliff Cave Park

The Great Rivers Greenway District, a public organization leading the development of a regionwide system of greenways, parks and trails known as the River Ring, has completed a new six-mile trail in Cliff Cave Park in Oakville.

Developed in cooperation with county Department of Parks and Recreation, the paved asphalt trail is designed as two looping trails with wonderful close-up views of the Mississippi River, according to a news release. Features include scenic overlooks along the Mississippi River, restrooms and a pavilion. The Cliff Cave Trail comprises a significant section of the Mississippi Greenway between the River des Peres and Meramec Greenways. Future plans include extending the trail.

“Surrounded on three sides by subdivisions, this trail is an important community amenity that enables users to escape into a scenic environment,” stated David Fisher, executive director of the Great Rivers Greenway District, which invested roughly $2 million for the trail development. “Working with the St. Louis County Parks Department enabled us to complete this project on time and on budget, while creating a multi-use trail that can be enjoyed for its beauty as well as for exercise.”