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634 mi 1,020 km of trail 12 Recommended Routes

Easy Trails 119 Trails Intermediate Trails 81 Trails Hard Trails 3 Trails
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Recommended Routes in St. Louis Metro Area - 11

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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 Nice creek with interesting rock features at the bottom of the loop
Intermediate/Difficult

Young Conservation Area

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

Byrnes…, 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 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 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 Heavy morning dew on the trail.
Easy

MARAIS TEMPS CLAIR CONSERVATION AREA

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

Bridgeton, 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 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

Trails in St. Louis Metro Area - 191

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6.7 mi 10.8 km #1Chubb Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Eureka, MO
Intermediate/Difficult
Eureka, MO
2.8 mi 4.6 km #2Lime Kiln Loop Trail
Intermediate
Wildwood, MO
Intermediate
Wildwood, MO 16 
1.9 mi 3.0 km #3Salt Lick Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Valmeyer, IL
Intermediate/Difficult
Valmeyer, IL
8.4 mi 13.6 km #4DeClue Trail
Difficult
Eureka, MO
Difficult
Eureka, MO
248.4 mi 399.8 km #5Katy Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Clinton, MO
Easy/Intermediate
Clinton, MO
4.2 mi 6.8 km #6Bootleggers Run
Intermediate
Maryland Heights, MO
Intermediate
Maryland Heights, MO 13 
3.7 mi 6.0 km #7Grotpeter Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Valley Park, MO
Intermediate/Difficult
Valley Park, MO
3.5 mi 5.6 km #8Meramec River Greenway: Simpson Park to Arnold's Grove
Easy/Intermediate
Valley Park, MO
Easy/Intermediate
Valley Park, MO
14.7 mi 23.7 km #9Green Rock Trail
Difficult
Pacific, MO
Difficult
Pacific, MO
3.0 mi 4.8 km #10Deer Run Trail
Intermediate
Wildwood, MO
Intermediate
Wildwood, MO
2.1 mi 3.4 km #11METRO Corridor: Olive to Shaw Park
Easy
Olivette, MO
Easy
Olivette, MO
1.0 mi 1.7 km #12Out n Back
Easy/Intermediate
Maryland Heights, MO
Easy/Intermediate
Maryland Heights, MO
0.7 mi 1.1 km #13North Prairie Loop
Easy
Eureka, MO
Easy
Eureka, MO
3.9 mi 6.3 km #14Creve Coeur Connector
Easy
Saint Charles, MO
Easy
Saint Charles, MO
2.3 mi 3.7 km #15Rock Hollow Trail
Easy
Eureka, MO
Easy
Eureka, MO
0.9 mi 1.4 km #16River Bluff Trail
Intermediate
Oakville, MO
Intermediate
Oakville, MO
1.5 mi 2.4 km #17Barathaven Lake Trail Loop
Easy
Dardenne Prairie, MO
Easy
Dardenne Prairie, MO
8.4 mi 13.5 km #18Grant's Trail
Easy
Oakland, MO
Easy
Oakland, MO
5.3 mi 8.5 km #19Boschert Greenway Trail
Easy
Saint Charles, MO
Easy
Saint Charles, MO
5.0 mi 8.0 km #20River des Peres Greenway Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Shrewsbury, MO
Easy/Intermediate
Shrewsbury, MO

Photos of St. Louis Metro Area - 200

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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