Public meetings planned on Pacific and Eureka area trail network plan - next meeting Feb 20, 2019 |

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A Eureka/Pacific connecting trail could be the keystone to an extensive trail system. Myers and the supporting outdoor organizations have identified Pacific as the logical connecting point for a vast trail system through St. Louis County, through Pacific, across Missouri and Arkansas.

The mayor wants to marshal city resources to develop a system of trails in the city that starts at what he has identified as the Red Cedar Park complex.

“Jensen Point, Red Cedar and the property around it, make up the eventual trail extension that will run over to the Pacific Palisades Park and boat ramp,” Myers said. “It could all be part of a wonderful section of the city that could have a beautiful park setting around it.” . . .

Pacific stands to gain a trail that would carry hikers and bikers from St. Louis County to the Red Cedar tourist center, a planned way stop on a Pacific trail. . . .

For Myers, the proposed trail is one element of a plan for an expanded park system and a series of walking trails that connect St. Louis County trails, Pacific and the Shaw Nature Reserve.

It is a single leg in a much larger network of trails converging on Pacific that have occupied Myers’ interest for more than a decade.

The mayor sees Pacific as the hub connecting a network of trails in St. Louis County, to the Ozark Trail in Missouri and Arkansas. Myers has worked since 2002 to develop a river trail in Pacific.

MoBikeFed comment: The next public meeting on the planned trail is 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, at the Eureka Fire Protection District Training Center