Bangert Island

Bangert Island

This 160 acre park is between the Katy Trail and the Missouri River just south of downtown St. Charles. 4.2 miles of singletrack, with some sandy areas, have been squeezed onto the island. The main loop is a figure 8 designed to be accessible to the beginning rider with minimal elevation change. The Sandy Loop weaves in and out of the drainage troughs alongside the river edge, offering a change of pace from the flats on the main loops. 

The trail is subject to seasonal flooding, and once the river level reaches 23', the bridge is no longer accessible.


Take I-70 to the 5th Street exit in St. Charles, and head South on 5th Street. Bear left onto the South River Road, and then left again onto Old South River Road. Parking is available on both sides of Old South River Road.  


Water, food, and restrooms are available in downtown St. Charles, approximately one mile north on the Katy Trail.  


An island in the Missouri River just south of the Blanchette Bridge, the Louis H. Bangert Memorial Wildlife Area (Bangert Island) was a partnership between the Missouri Department of Conservation and the St. Charles County Parks Department. Under the agreement, the MDC owns the property - following a 1976 donation by Anna Louise Kurtz and Edwin Kurtz to honor Anna's father Louis H. Bangert - and the Parks Department will manage the park through a 30-year, renewable lease.  2016 update: St. Charles City has purchased the land comprised of Bangert Island.


Trail Information

Trail Steward(s)




4.2 miles


Multiple Loops


Trail Conditions

Latest Conditions

From macornman on Tue, 06/20/2023 - 8:16pm - Bangert Island (St. Charles Area)
Good trail conditions. A little damp but no mud
From thatonedraffan on Fri, 03/17/2023 - 7:30pm - Bangert Island (St. Charles Area)
Hard and dry in most spots, only a small handful of wet spots. Good riding, just not super grippy with the cold.
From ohearl on Wed, 02/15/2023 - 10:53am - Bangert Island (St. Charles Area)
Entire island is now closed. All signage and accessories has been removed by the City.
From Itzdapig54 on Fri, 06/03/2022 - 5:47am - Bangert Island (St. Charles Area)
Needs a good trim. Large tree down on the newest southern trail . No way around and very dicey trying to get over. Behind Dwights house at the bottom of Friedens.
From jburlis on Sat, 03/26/2022 - 6:30pm - Bangert Island (St. Charles Area)
Fantastic conditions. And big kudo's to the volunteers who cleaned up everything this spring. I'll definitely be looking to help next opportunity.
From Itzdapig54 on Sat, 09/18/2021 - 2:59pm - Bangert Island (St. Charles Area)
In desperate need of a trim. All trails are passable with several reroutes on the north loop. Still alot of small debris scattered throughout from several different storms.