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Meadows Loop Trail

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Length

2.9 Miles 4.7 Kilometers


Paved Path

Elevation

58' 18 m

Ascent

-58' -18 m

Descent

1%

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5%

Max Grade (3°)

486' 148 m

High

448' 136 m

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Tour the meadows, and follow the lake at Creve Coeur Lake Park.

St. Louis County Parks

Overview

Features: Lake

Description

Meandering around the open meadow on the west side of Creve Coeur Lake, the Meadow Loop is a 2.8-mile paved path. The trailhead with the easiest access to the trail shares a parking lot with the Gateway Sports Athletic Fields. There are amenities such as drinking water and modern restrooms available at the trailhead.

Taking the trail in a counter clockwise direction, visitors will first parallel Creve Coeur Mill Road. Youll notice that the trail follows higher ground in this section, thanks in part to the dredging activities of 1980. The trail continues on, passing the non-profit Forest Relief of Missouri along the way. The path will then pass under Page Avenue, and intersect the Lakeview Trail.

Carrying on the Meadows Loop Trail, youll have another 1.3 miles of scenic lakeshore to follow. Views of the lake and its seasonal inhabitants abound! Eventually, visitors will take a sharp turn to the south to return to the parking area.

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This trail has been severely degraded by a soccer project. Here is a link to what it looks like now. stlouisco.com/Portals/8/doc… Bikers, along with all other trail users, got the shaft big time on this. I believe they deliberately fed the public incomplete information. The trail is no longer a loop and has a dead end. In my opinion, the new intersections they created are unsafe (too narrow, too sharp, and have blind spots). Also, they built a soccer field with a corner kick spot about 20 feet from the trail. Someone is going to be hit. Nov 26, 2017

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