Mall shopping and trail riding don't usually go together, but The Monarch Levee trail runs right past the St Louis area's two main outlet malls.
Maybe you don't want to buy a new outfit while out for a trail ride, but having the malls nearby can be handy - for example, if you are on a multi-day Katy Trail ride and need to get an extra pair of athletic socks from the Nike Outlet,
or swing by Sunglass Hut to replace a pair of shades.
Both malls welcome cyclists parking on the outer edges of their lots, near the trail. And both malls hope you'll drop in and spend some money.
St Louis Premium Outlet Mall
is near the middle of the trail and close to the bridge.
at the east end of the trail.
Across the highway from Chesterfield Outlets is the Chesterfield Valley shopping area, with every retailer and chain restaurant imaginable.
However, the roads on that side of highway 64/40 have very heavy car traffic and are not bike-friendly at all.
We suggest you do your shopping and eating at the outlet malls.