The City of St. Joseph Parks and Recreation Department is looking for volunteer organizations to adopt portions of the City's hike and bike trail system.
Hike and Bike Trail commercial MPEG
The Urban Trail System, a network of 10’ concrete trails and traditional sidewalks, links the public to neighborhoods, schools, recreational opportunities, shopping, work, and provides an opportunity for general fitness in a safe environment.
In the 1980’s it was originally envisioned that a system of trails and sidewalks would run along the Parkway System linking Hyde and Krug Parks. Updates to that concept recognized that other greenways (areas where walkers and bikers can operate more safely with few or no at-grade crossings on highways or streets) were available to provide similar amenities along abandoned railroad corridors - called Rails to Trails.
St. Joseph is blessed with great neighborhoods and a beautiful environment – from soaring bluffs to the Missouri River – that make each existing and future segment of trail appealing to the walker and biker.
More information for each segment of existing trail can be found by clicking below:
Urban Trail Distances
Link to Urban Trail distances. Distances shown are in linear feet. 5,280 feet equals 1 mile.
Future Trail Map
St. Joseph is fortunate in that it was once served by a plethora of railroad companies utilizing significant rail line mileage. Most have been abandoned, but some have been preserved by either the City of St. Joseph (within the City limits) or a railroad company itself. Each has the potential, if developed, to link yet more neighborhoods to the opportunities enjoyed in other segments of the community.