MCT ConfluenceTrail

MCT Confluence Trail

Spectacular views of the Mighty Mississippi River await you on the MCT Confluence Trail. Other notable scenes include the Clark Bridge, the 900-foot bridge over the Wood River Creek, and if you venture down the trail in the wintertime, perhaps a sighting of an American Bald Eagle.


20.5 miles




Russell Commons Park, National Great River’s Museum (Alton); Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center (Hartford); River’s Edge Park & Ride Lot (Granite City); Old Chain of Rocks Bridge (Illinois)


Russell Commons Park in Alton to McKinley Bridge, along the Mississippi River

Points of Interest

National Great Rivers Museum, Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, downtown Alton, Clark Bridge, The National Great Rivers Research & Education Center.

Trail Connections

3-mile extension to Old Chain of Rocks Bridge to connect with the Riverfront Trail in St. Louis; McKinley Bridge bike lane to connect to the southern edge of the Riverfront Trail; New Poag Road, Connects to MCT Riverbend Trail leading to East Alton.

Confluence Trail Map