The Sunset Greenway in North St. Louis County extends 3.9 miles between the City of Florissant and the Missouri River. The paved trail begins at St. Ferdinand Shrine in Coldwater Creek Commons Park and runs through St. Ferdinand Park and Historic Old Town Florissant all the way down the bluff to the Missouri River in Sunset Park.
The greenway is mostly flat and is perfect for biking and walking. It passes by the historic St. Ferdinand Shrine, the oldest Catholic Church building between the Mississippi and the Rocky Mountains. It also offers a connection to St. Ferdinand Park, a 64-acre park with picnic pavilions, grills, fishing access, lighted ball fields, four playground areas, sand volleyball courts and much more.
Those using the greenway can check out all that Old Town Florissant has to offer. People riding bikes or walking can easily walk or ride to shops, restaurants and other businesses housed in charming historic buildings. There are rows of restored century homes along peaceful, tree-lined streets. Old Town Florissant also hosts special events throughout the year, including a pancake breakfast, the Old Town Florissant Walking Tour and an annual Fall Festival.
Beautiful views of the river can be seen along the greenway at Sunset Park, which also offers a spectacular view of the sun setting over the Missouri River. The park is also home to the Nature Lodge at Sunset Park, which overlooks the Missouri River.
The Sunset Greenway is open year-round. Please note that the trail is not plowed of snow or ice.
FeesThere is no fee to visit the greenway.
This trail is mostly flat with both sun and shade. It has some steeper inclines in the section that takes visitors down to the river in Sunset Park.
Parking lots and restrooms can be found near either end of the trail in Sunset Park and St. Ferdinand Park.
Pet Friendly Notes
Pets are welcome but must be kept on a leash.