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Chubb Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.8 (11)

The trail connecting West Tyson County Park and Lone Elk County Park.


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Map Key

6.7

Miles

10.8

KM

Point to Point

841' 256 m

High

426' 130 m

Low

714' 218 m

Up

667' 203 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

27%

Max Grade (15°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

The trail and the trailhead shelter are dedicated to the memory of R. Walston Chubb, a St. Louis business executive. Mr. Chubb was a leader in preserving open space and founded the St. Louis Area Open Space Council. This organization has been active in acquiring properties along the Meramec River.

Built in 1984, the trail is one of the most popular multi-use trails in the system especially with the mountain bike community, so keep an eye out for them.

The trail begins as a narrow earthen trail with a number of small climbs and descents but primarily follows the contours of the land. The trail heads along and through some interesting rock outcroppings. Some of the walls of rock are nearly 20 feet tall. These outcroppings occur at the same elevation throughout the park and consist of Gasconade dolomite. Please stay on the trail and do not shortcut the switchbacks as you go up or down the hillsides.

After reaching the top of the first major hill, you'll come to a couple of flint mines on the right. This hilltop also provides a nice vista to the surrounding hills to the west and the Meramec River valley to the south. Continuing to the north, you begin a long descent to the river valley. Down through the stairs and past an overlook on top of one of the old river bluffs, you find yourself on the flat ground of the Meramec River Valley.

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St. Louis County Parks

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  4.8 from 11 votes

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  4.8 from 11 votes
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Photos

Tree roots along the Chubb Trail.
Dec 14, 2015 near Eureka, MO
Heading south, approaching the uphill. Prairie to the left.
Dec 29, 2015 near Eureka, MO
The trail from the Lone Elk trailhead. Park road to the left.
Dec 29, 2015 near Valley…, MO
Picnic table at the Chubb and Flint Quarry Trails junction.
Dec 29, 2015 near Eureka, MO
Switchback.
Dec 29, 2015 near Eureka, MO
Looking out onto the Meramec Valley below.
Dec 29, 2015 near Eureka, MO

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Apr 23, 2022
James Unterreiner
13mi — 5h 00m
Feb 26, 2022
Rick Ihnat
3.5mi
Jul 19, 2021
Greg Olsen
great, uncrowded trail. the section in West Tyson is wonderful, the flat section in the middle is unremarkable. Trail is not blazed, only marked a… 14mi — 4h 30m
Jul 18, 2021
Greg Olsen
out and back, from west tyson 13.5mi — 4h 15m
Jan 23, 2021
Rick Ihnat
infested with runners 6.7mi
Dec 27, 2020
JOSEPH HAVIS
Didn't complete this full trail - took low water trail and looped back to chubb trailhead 8mi — 3h 30m
May 30, 2020
Fredy Goodreads
We did Chubb trail up to Connector and back to the head of trail. Beautiful
Oct 26, 2019
Rick Ihnat
Chubb to flint quarry 6mi — 2h 00m