Greenway Trail System

Connecting Our Communities

The greenway is a multi-use trail designed to provide a safe alternative to walk, jog, bike, or skate away from busy city streets. There are currently about 15 miles of greenway trail throughout Jefferson City providing additional opportunities for outdoor recreation, relaxation and enjoyment.

We are always expanding! It’s our mission to connect parks, neighborhoods, schools and businesses throughout the city.

Behind the Term ‘Greenway’

Have you heard the word ‘greenway’ and wondered what it means or what it is? The term ‘greenway’ means a wide ‘sidewalk’ or linear park.

A Greenway system includes small strips of land, typically beside a road or stream, and parcels of land maintained in a natural condition where development is limited. Pathways for public use connect the strips and blocks of land.

Walk A Mile in Your Parks

There are so many ways to walk a mile (or several) in JC Parks! Click the toggles below to reveal the the trail and trail segment lengths. Then, craft your route, lace up your tennis shoes, and go hit that step goal.

Wears Creek Main Greenway Branch
  • Dunklin Street Trail Head to Southwest Boulevard: 1.10 miles (1.75 km)
  • Southwest Boulevard to Stadium Boulevard: 1.30 miles (2.08 km)
  • Stadium Boulevard to Edgewood Drive Parking Lot: 0.90 miles (1.45 km)
  • Edgewood Drive Parking Lot to Fairgrounds Road: 2.10 miles (3.40 km)
  • Fairgrounds Road through County Park Lake to Covington Gardens: 1.30 miles (1.38 km)
Wears Creek East Greenway Branch
  • East McCarty Street to Chestnut Street: 1.20 miles (1.93 km)
  • Stadium/Lafayette Round-about through Aurora Park: 1.10 miles (1.77 km)
Greenway Trail Spurs
  • Duensing Ballfield to Swifts Highway: 0.70 miles (1.10 km)
  • Stadium Boulevard to Satinwood Drive: 0.50 miles (0.80 km)
  • Creektrail Drive to West Edgewood Drive: 0.90 miles (1.45 km)
  • Frog Hollow to Mission Drive: 0.47 miles (0.76 km)
  • Edgewood Drive to Shermans Hollow: 0.50 miles (0.80 km)
  • Ellis-Porter Riverside Park to Lewis and Clark State Office Building: 0.70 miles (1.10 km)
  • Lewis and Clark Trailhead Plaza to Clay Street Trailhead Plaza: 0.60 miles (0.97 km)
  • Clay Street Trailhead Plaza to North Jefferson Pavilion: 1.70 miles (2.76 km)
  • North Jefferson Pavilion to Katy Trail: 1.00 mile (1.61 km)
  • Katy Trail to Summit Drive: 0.20 miles (0.26 km)
  • McKay Park to Southwest Boulevard: 0.16 miles (0.26 km)
  • Twin Hills Road to Cherry Creek Court: 0.23 miles (0.37 km)
  • Country Club Drive to Binder Park: 1.17 miles (1.88 km)
Missouri River Pedestrian & Bike Bridge

Total: 0.559 miles (0.90 km)

  • West Main Entrance to South Overlook: 0.124 miles (0.20 km)
  • South Overlook to North Overlook: 0.113 miles (0.18 km)
  • North Overlook to Ramp Top: 0.054 miles (0.09 km)
  • Ramp Top to Ramp Bottom: 0.268 miles (0.24 km)

Bridge measurements courtesy of Jeff City Roadrunners.

Park & Fitness Trails
  • East Miller Street Neighborhood Park: 0.25 miles (0.40 km)
  • Ellis-Porter Riverside Park: 1.30 miles (2.09 km)
  • McKay Park: 0.60 miles (1.0 km)
  • Memorial Park: 1.30 miles (2.09 km)
Mountain Bike Trails
  • Binder Park: 15.0 miles (24.14 km)
  • Frog Hollow Nature Trail (adjacent to Greenway): 3.10 miles (4.99 km)

Master Plan

The city spoke and we listened! As the popularity and desirability of greenways and other modes of transportation and recreation has risen, the need for design and development of greenways and multi-use trails has increased, too.

Building on previous plans, current trends and public input, staff from the Jefferson City Planning Division and JC Parks developed a revised Greenway Plan as an update to previous plans and studies.