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Rotary Riverfront Trails – East & West

The east Rotary Riverfront Trail opened in 2001 and was recently renovated in the fall of 2020 after the new Highway 47 bridge over the Missouri River was complete.  The west Rotary Riverfront Trail opened in 2017.  The Washington Rotary Club donated substantial sums of money for both the east and west trail installations.

The trails twist though river bottom ground, prairies and offer scenic views of the Missouri River and the new Highway 47 river bridge.  The east trail is a 10’ asphalt trail while the west trail is a 12’ asphalt trail.  Restrooms and parking facilities are provided at each end of the trails.  Benches and overlooks are found along both trails.

East Trail Mileage Info:
•East Trail starting point – lower parking lot at Riverfront Park (boat trailer lot)
•To Highway 47 river bridge – .63 miles
•To east end parking lot (Kingsland Dr. by Franklin County Concrete) – 2.60 miles

West Trail Mileage Info:
•West Trail starting point – Kiosk in west parking lot (along Elbert Drive)
•From kiosk to west trail loop – 1 mile
•One loop – .35 miles
•Three loops – 1 mile
•Entire west trail (out and back) – 2.35 miles

Trail Rules:
•The riverfront trails are open from sunrise to sunset, per City Ordinance
•Pets must be on a leash no longer than 6’, per ordinance
•Camping is prohibited, per ordinance
•Open fires are prohibited, per ordinance
•Clean up after pets and discard in trash receptacles
•Fishing is allowed with proper state permit
•Trails are closed during inclement weather
•Motorized vehicles are prohibited. Motorized wheel chairs are permitted
•Use the appropriate speed for the conditions and be courteous to other users
•Trail users should keep to the right and should give audible warning when passing

East – Rotary Riverfront Trail Map
West – Rotary Riverfront Trail Map


  • 1 Elbert Drive
    Washington, MO 63090