Powder Valley Nature Center Trail

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Powder Valley Nature Center Trail is a 2.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Sunset Hills, MO that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

2.4 miles 419 feet Loop

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
6 days ago

great place to walk in the woods with the kids, nice that there are different lengths of loop trails

27 days ago

if you get here early enough.... you can have one heck of a workout running up 70° hills. Be sure to have shoes with good tread if you are planning to run the 3 mini trails... inclines and declines are BEAST!!!

hiking
1 month ago

The trails at powder valley are great for seeing wildlife and great to do with kids.

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail for fall.

2 months ago

Love the peaceful, nature walk.

hiking
2 months ago

great trail for kids!

4 months ago

Love the tails, they make a loop. Like the center for kids to explore. Love the nature so close to home.

5 months ago

doesn't allow dogs

5 months ago

awesome trail system

6 months ago

8 months ago

9 months ago

I'm not that fond of paved trails, but this one has some steep areas so it's a nice workout. The forest is beautiful. The visitor's center is very nice. Much more than you would expect.

11 months ago

Great Trail

cross country skiing
1 year ago

We really liked this trail. The visitor center is beautiful and it is a very quiet trail, perfect for a walk and a good conversation. Really close to the metro area too.

This is a great place for quick excerise. Path is paved. Some good inclines but it isnt a place you'd go for a nature "hike" as I like them, its more of a walk/excerise trail. It is not wild enough to be considered a hike as I prefer but still beautiful.
Three paved trails. All fairly short. It has a great visitor center. This is a park I love bringing my 5 year old.

1 year ago

cross country skiing
1 year ago

I absolutely love this trail because it is paved and completely shaded! It's a great place to go to take a break from the sun and get a good walk in. It is very steep in many areas, it gets your heart rate up without a doubt. There are three separate trails. All three are relatively short. There is a nice nature center to look at too. Ladies, you can feel very safe here. Nice wooded trails without the worry if anything! Enjoy!

hiking
1 year ago

This trail is very beautiful. I felt like I was back in the Smokey Mountains. It has some steep spots but is all paved. There are benches as well as look out spots throughout the trail. You will see a lot of deer and wildlife up close and they are not scared easily.

hiking
1 year ago

Beautiful area with a wide variety of trees. The bridge between bench 8 and 9 on the longest trail is a wonderful little chipmunk village!

walking
1 year ago

Powder Valley is a great place to get outside, get some fresh air and exercise near Kirkwood. As stated in other reviews, the trails are paved and you can often hear the drone of traffic from the highway but it's heavily wooded and a lot of up and down. It sure beats going to the gym and hitting the treadmill and elliptical!