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TRAIL DESCRIPTION: Carondelet Park offers over 1.5 miles of paved trail for walkers, runners and bikers. The trail snakes through stands of mature sycamores, oaks and pines while rolling through the gentle hills of the park. The trail is smooth and offers an ideal setting for a spirited walk or run.
Carondelet Park ranks as the third largest park in the City of St. Louis with a total of 179.71 rolling green acres. The park is dotted with picturesque lakes, rolling hills and inspiring scenery. Carondelet Park was purchased by the city in 1875. The park dedication took place on July 4, 1876 , the hundredth anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
WHY WE LIKE IT: Carondelet Park is a great place for walkers and runners alike. The majestic trees offer solace from the summer sun and borders Holly Hills one the nicest areas of St. Louis City . Carondelet is a great starting point to link up with the River Des Peres greenway to make a great south city long run.
DIRECTIONS: Take I-55 to the Loughborough Exit and go North. Carondelet Park is on your right. There are many entrances to the park and many places to park as well.
DISTANCE: 1.65 miles of paved trail
TERRAIN: Rolling asphalt