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Historic Loop Trail

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A loop trail through a historical cemetery and arboretum.


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Map Key

1.3

Miles

2.2

KM

99%

Runnable

521' 159 m

High

480' 146 m

Low

43' 13 m

Up

54' 16 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

4%

Max Grade (2°)

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · Historical Significance · Spring · Views · Wildlife

Check with cemetery for accessibility. Gates are open 7:30 to 4:30

Need to Know

Restrooms are only available at the entrance gatehouse (north building). You'll need to ring the bell to get access into the building. The cemetery is open from 7:30 to 4:30 daily.

Bellefontaine is an active cemetery so please be respectful of others while you enjoy your visit.

Description

Park near the entrance to Bellefontaine Cemetery and Arboretum along willow drive. Do not park on the 'white line,' this is a route more heavily trafficked. The parking spaces near the office are reserved for appointments.

Follow the white stakes with two green bands beginning just east of the front office to the chapel and back to the entrance for a comfortable 1.3-mile loop. Bellefontaine Cemetery and Arboretum is a historic St. Louis institution that has been open since 1849. For more information visit the website at: bellefontainecemetery.org/

Flora & Fauna

The Arboretum holds more than 8,000 trees and shrubs of over 500 species. It is a level II ArbNet registered Arboretum.

Shared By:

Mike G with improvements by Linda Gaal

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Entrance garden at Bellefontaine Cemetery and Arboretum. A place to rest after a hike, restrooms are located at the gatehouse.
Oct 29, 2020 near Pine Lawn, MO
The trail is marked by white stakes with green bands.
Oct 29, 2020 near Pine Lawn, MO

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