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Recommended Routes in St. Louis Metro Area - 11

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Favorite Fall colours on the Lewis Trail.
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 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 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
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 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 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 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 Ducks seen through binoculars with sinister looking crosshairs.
Intermediate

Dresser Island Levee Trail

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

Alton, IL

St. Louis Metro Area Hiking

  • 450 Miles 724 Kilometers of Trail
  • 11 Recommended Routes
  • 129 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 111 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 7 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in St. Louis Metro Area - 236

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0.3 mi 0.6 km #1George Winter Trail
Easy
Fenton, MO
Easy
Fenton, MO
14.0 mi 22.5 km #2Mississippi River Greenway: North Riverfront Trail
Easy/Intermediate
St. Louis, MO
Easy/Intermediate
St. Louis, MO
5.0 mi 8.0 km #3River des Peres Greenway Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Shrewsbury, MO
Easy/Intermediate
Shrewsbury, MO
3.5 mi 5.6 km #4St. Stanislaus Truman Park Connector Trail
Easy
Hazelwood, MO
Easy
Hazelwood, MO
3.6 mi 5.8 km #5St. Vincent Greenway
Easy/Intermediate
Cool Valley, MO
Easy/Intermediate
Cool Valley, MO
3.9 mi 6.3 km #6Sunset Greenway
Intermediate
Florissant, MO
Intermediate
Florissant, MO
1.1 mi 1.8 km #7River des Peres Greenway: St. Marcus Park
Easy
Lemay, MO
Easy
Lemay, MO
0.2 mi 0.2 km #8River des Peres Greenway: St. Marcus Park Spur
Easy
Lemay, MO
Easy
Lemay, MO
0.3 mi 0.5 km #9Sunset Greenway Spur Trail
Easy
Hazelwood, MO
Easy
Hazelwood, MO
0.9 mi 1.5 km #10Wetland Trail
Easy
Gray Summit, MO
Easy
Gray Summit, MO

Photos of St. Louis Metro Area - 232

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