This section of the Missouri Greenway, also known as the Monarch Chesterfield Levee, is located in Chesterfield and currently stretches a total of nine miles, across three different currently disconnected segments. These trail segments will eventually connect to create a 17-mile loop.
A two-mile segment runs along the Monarch Levee from Long Road to Baxter Road. A four-mile segment runs from the Hardee’s Iceplex to the Chesterfield Valley Athletic Club and then up to the construction on the bridge over I-64/Highway 40. Once the Daniel Boone Bridge project is complete in early 2016, the greenway will extend under the highway and connect to an existing three-mile section down to Centaur Road. Once that happens, there will be 10.5 miles of trail built in this greenway.
In addition, people walking or riding bikes on the section that includes Hardee’s Iceplex and the Chesterfield Valley Athletic Club will also be able to cross over the bridge on a separated bicycle and pedestrian path and connect to the Katy Trail in St. Charles County.
The Monarch Chesterfield Levee trail is flat and great for exercising, and there are some benches and shade structures along the way.
River’s Edge Park, which lies along the greenway, is a great place to see wildlife, and visitors can fish in either the Missouri River or the lake in the park or kayak or canoe on the lake. Those using the greenway can connect to the Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex and play on the playgrounds or visit the Hardee’s Iceplex.
Nearby Taubman Prestige Outlets offer numerous shopping and dining options for greenway users who are interested in grabbing a bite to eat or doing a little shopping in addition to exploring the greenway.
Across the greenway/levee from the outlets, there is also a wetland to explore with its own natural path trails.
The Missouri Greenway is open year-round. Please note that the trail is not plowed of snow or ice.
There is no fee to visit the greenway.
The trail is mostly flat and accessible to wheelchairs.
There is ample parking for this stretch of sunny greenway atop the levee just behind the Taubman Prestige Outlets. Parking is also available at River’s Edge Park, which shares a lot with Taubman Prestige Outlets, and a small parking lot is available off Eatherton Rd.
Pet Friendly Notes
Pets are welcome but must be kept on a leash.