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Recommended Routes in St. Louis Metro Area - 12

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Favorite Absolutely beautiful snow covered hike
Intermediate/Difficult

Lewis Trail

7.7 mi 12.5 km 751' Up 229.04 m Up 784' Down 239.1 m Down

Weldon…, MO
Favorite Another great bluff view
Intermediate

Castlewood State Park Loop

2.3 mi 3.7 km 327' Up 99.66 m Up 327' Down 99.53 m Down

Valley…, MO
Favorite The trail is a 4-mile loop - you can go left or right at this point.
Intermediate

Jack's Loop

4.1 mi 6.5 km 394' Up 119.98 m Up 394' Down 119.96 m Down

Weldon…, MO
Favorite Nice creek with interesting rock features at the bottom of the loop
Intermediate

Young Conservation Area

6.5 mi 10.5 km 585' Up 178.3 m Up 591' Down 180.11 m Down

Byrnes…, MO
Favorite Heavy morning dew on the trail.
Easy

Western Pool Loop

6.5 mi 10.5 km 52' Up 15.85 m Up 52' Down 15.84 m Down

Bridgeton, MO
Favorite Bathrooms and pavilion, upper loop.
Easy

Dames Park Figure 8

1.2 mi 1.9 km 29' Up 8.89 m Up 29' Down 8.72 m Down

O'Fallon, MO
Favorite Walt's Pond
Intermediate

Meramec River Out-and-Back

0.8 mi 1.2 km 105' Up 31.95 m Up 105' Down 31.89 m Down

Valley…, MO
Favorite The early part of the trail, surrounded by boxelder maple trees.
Easy

Rabbit Run Park Loop

0.9 mi 1.5 km 60' Up 18.38 m Up 62' Down 18.77 m Down

Saint P…, MO
Favorite Pavilion at 370 Lakeside Park, view from the lake with the path in front.
Easy

Lakeside Park

4.5 mi 7.3 km 17' Up 5.12 m Up 17' Down 5.27 m Down

Saint P…, MO
Favorite Headed downhill at beginning of trail
Intermediate

Turtle Bob's Trail

0.9 mi 1.4 km 110' Up 33.58 m Up 113' Down 34.39 m Down

Valley…, MO
Favorite Ducks seen through binoculars with sinister looking crosshairs.
Easy

Dresser Island Levee Trail

5.7 mi 9.1 km 142' Up 43.14 m Up 140' Down 42.74 m Down

Alton, IL
Favorite Some ice around the edges of Vantage Lake on a winter afternoon!
Easy

Podhorn Trail Loop

0.7 mi 1.2 km 17' Up 5.12 m Up 16' Down 5 m Down

Cottlev…, MO

St. Louis Metro Area Hiking

  • 707 Miles 1,139 Kilometers of Trail
  • 13 Recommended Routes
  • 134 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 83 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 1 Difficult Trail Difficult Trails
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Trails in St. Louis Metro Area - 205

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6.7 mi 10.8 km #1Chubb Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Eureka, MO
Intermediate/Difficult
Eureka, MO 11 
2.8 mi 4.6 km #2Lime Kiln Loop Trail
Intermediate
Wildwood, MO
Intermediate
Wildwood, MO 17 
8.4 mi 13.6 km #3DeClue Trail
Difficult
Eureka, MO
Difficult
Eureka, MO
1.9 mi 3.0 km #4Salt Lick Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Valmeyer, IL
Intermediate/Difficult
Valmeyer, IL
3.5 mi 5.6 km #5Meramec River Greenway: Simpson Park to Arnold's Grove
Easy/Intermediate
Valley Park, MO
Easy/Intermediate
Valley Park, MO
3.7 mi 6.0 km #6Grotpeter Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Valley Park, MO
Intermediate/Difficult
Valley Park, MO
4.2 mi 6.8 km #7Bootleggers Run
Intermediate
Maryland Heights, MO
Intermediate
Maryland Heights, MO 15 
14.7 mi 23.7 km #8Green Rock Trail
Difficult
Pacific, MO
Difficult
Pacific, MO
1.3 mi 2.2 km #9Historic Loop Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Pine Lawn, MO
Easy/Intermediate
Pine Lawn, MO
3.0 mi 4.8 km #10Deer Run Trail
Intermediate
Wildwood, MO
Intermediate
Wildwood, MO

Photos of St. Louis Metro Area - 219

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In late summer, there are often wildflowers on the County Crossing Trail.
Dec 27, 2015 near Cottlev…, MO
a fence along the highest elevation of the trail
Apr 19, 2019 near Gray Su…, MO
View of the park and river from the overlook along the River Bluff Trail at Cliff Cave County Park
Dec 29, 2015 near Oakville, MO
A rocky portion of the Lime Kiln Trail where the elevation changes.
Aug 11, 2017 near Wildwood, MO
Bluff overlook along Salt Lick Point.
May 3, 2017 near Valmeyer, IL
Another great bluff view
Aug 22, 2016 near Valley…, MO
Autumn along the Spring Valley Trail
Dec 29, 2015 near Oakville, MO
The Meramec River off the Al Foster Trail.
Dec 3, 2015 near Eureka, MO