Formally known as the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, Gateway Arch National Park was established as such in early 2018. At only 91 acres, it is the smallest park in the National Park Service and its new designation was not necessarily highly received by the public or NPS. Although it is not the only park located in a busy downtown, Gateway Arch is the only national park that centers around a man-made structure. There are no true trails or hikes in Gateway National Park either that parks such as Yosemite or the Grand Canyon attract visitors from all of over the world. Still, the historical significance of the park cannot be dismissed; the Arch symbolizes the starting point of the Lewis and Clark expedition while the Old Courthouse was home to several famous American trials. Official Website.
|Nearest Metro Area||St. Louis, MO|
|Area Size||91 acres|
|Established||February 22, 2018|
|Hiking Trails||0 miles|
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Trailhead Traveler’s Recommended Hikes in Gateway Arch National Park
*There are no established trails
Although there are no official trailheads within this small national park, there is a paved circuit path located under the Arch that can be explored. The length can vary based on how long you would like to walk up to 1-1.5 miles.
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