St. Louis-area Metro East Levee Trail opens

The Post-Dispatch reports on the new Metro East Levee Trail, which recently opened just five minutes from downtown St. Louis. According to the article, the trail
stretches from the Cahokia Old Courthouse site to Illinois Route 163.

The trail of crushed limestone features close-up views of wetlands, green areas and the St. Louis skyline near the Mississippi River. The trail sits atop a levee, which is 30 feet high at some points.

In other trail news across the state, near Sedalia one of the few remaining gaps in the Katy Trail is being partially closed with some new trail construction and work is progressing on the Riverfront Heritage Trail near downtown Kansas City.