One of the better trails in the area for sure.

Very beautiful area - needs better signage but overall was a great hike

hiking
15 days ago

it was fun and tough, did 9.4 miles! the path is easy to stick to most of the time. even went off the path and climbed a wall. lots to see out there!

hiking
24 days ago

A really nice trail for a day hike! If you're fairly athletic/experienced, this is not a difficult hike, but some of the terrain is a little choppy/rocky.

The trail is well marked -- it starts as a loop and then goes straight. Take one leg of the loop on the way out and a different one on the way back! The two routes are slightly different terrain, so it's worth it to mix things up.

There's an interesting mix of terrain. Most of the hike is through the woods, but eventually it opens into flat prairie land, and eventually slides up next to the Meramec as a nice riverside walk. At one point you'll be able to choose whether to walk on a wide area next to a flat grassy area or duck into the woods to walk along a creekbed -- take the creekbed! They're side by side, and it's much more interesting.

Bring bug spray, there are plenty of them to go around.

We saw a western rat snake hanging out just off to the side of the trail. Don't worry, not dangerous! :)

Great trail. For those with experience on mountainous trails it is a rather easy hike. I load up my pack with 30lb and use it for training to hike and climb in Colorado. Either way it is a fun trail and I would recommend it for everyone.

mountain biking
28 days ago

The new loop is amazing single track. Also a great hike that can be joined to bluff, which is an amazing view.

Very beautiful! Liked that there were man made and natural places to sit and enjoy the views.

Did 7.5 miles today. Excellent trail. Well marked. Bring the bug spray!

hiking
1 month ago

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1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Been going out to Chubb for years; it's a beautiful, albeit, technical trail with lots of rocks and roots (I've taken a lot of spills). Depending on the time of year, it always feels a little different. It's fun to take my dog out here and let her run around and sniff everything. It's a well-maintained trail, and you there are lots of options to hike for as short or as long as you would like.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

The trailhead here is pretty, even before you hit the trail. There is some short hills but nothing even this beginner hiker wasn't able to handle. I love the part of the trail that runs along side a long rock bluff. All shady it was comfortable even though it was warm and humid today. It still had some boggy spots from rain a few days ago, and the mosquito were irritating even though we sprayed ourselves with Deep Woods Off, but those two things couldn't dampen our enjoyment of the trail.

hiking
2 months ago

One of my favorite trails in the St. Louis Area. I rode it on my horse about 20 years ago and hiked it today. It's very rocky and has a lot of exposed roots, so it can be hard on feet, be it human, horse, or dog. There's a fair amount of up and down but I'm a beginner hiker and was able to tackle it as long as I wasn't in a hurry. If you love looking at rocks you love this trail. The only down side I can think of is it can get boggy in some areas after a lot of rain, and the mosquito can drive you crazy.

nice getaway from the city, beautiful moss covered rocks and trees, wild flowers, hidden trails, definitely tennis shoe terrain. i did get chiggers, so make sure to spray yourself down!not too busy

hiking
2 months ago

Nice paved/gravel trail, perfect for families. Only real bright side was the bluff view.

hiking
2 months ago

Bluff trail is a must. Hiked 7 miles in until the skeeters got too bad. nothing exciting but good family trail. Also had train rides if that's your thing.

Good moderate hike

The trail is close to St Louis and has a couple nice views. Some mountain bike use. Picnic table at nice spot about halfway point. Historic Native American sites along trail where mining pits show excavation for flint to make arrowheads and other tools.

hiking
3 months ago