Chubb Trail is a 12 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Eureka, Missouri that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Well marked trail with steep inclines. Be aware of several small (2-3" diameter) tree stumps on the trail.
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!
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.
Did 7.5 miles today. Excellent trail. Well marked. Bring the bug spray!
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.
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