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hiking
2 days ago

good trail, enjoyed very much but I walked the legs off my lab and wife and I am old (lol). it is not a dog-friendly trail, the dog must be on a leash.give it a try.

on LaBarque Creek Trail

24 days ago

Beautiful trail, especially after a few days of rain.

Would rate this 3.5. Well marked. Not too wet even though it had rained for 2 days. My dog enjoyed the walk. Will come back in dogwood season.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice little hike with some elevation, but not much in the way of views. Trail was marked with signs and easy to follow. It was a bit muddy, but nothing you can't easily maneuver around. The trail has you go clockwise, which puts the creek views near the end of the hike.

hiking
1 month ago

Great workout. Beautiful scenery.
Really enjoyed this hike.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail for the day after a good rain! Some parts weren't paved but for the most part it was, which was nice to not have the hike not be as muddy! Will definitely visit again.

Definitely recommend you take a photo of the trail map as you enter the park. We had trouble finding where to find and start the trail even with this map, but we made it. It was a good hike, but it isn't one that we will definitely return to. We did both the green and blue loops.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful hike. On the strenuous side of moderate. So worth it for great features. No traffic noise. Seriously quiet, except for occasional gunfire from what I hope are firing ranges (heads up for those with PTSD). Water may be a challenge in the spring. Looking forward to it.

Very pretty hike. Meadows, pineforest, creeks, remnants of old abandoned cabins, small ponds. Good stuff.

Most of the trail is moderate but does become a bit steeper and rocky as you climb up the ridge then it levels out. The terrain changes when you get to the west section of the trail and very pretty. I advise hiking boots and if you're not in moderate condition you might find this trail a bit challenging. It's one of my favorite trails because of light traffic.

I only did a mile and turned back because I have bad ankles. The trail was pretty but not out of the ordinary from what I saw. Luckily the ground was frozen because had it been wet or damp I would have been slipping and sliding all over due to the slopes and slants.

Flat trail that has a lot of offshoots allowing you to add mileage as needed. Will definitely hike this again!

I love this trail. This was my favorite as a little kid and is still one of my favorites. Maybe it’s the memories.

It’s pretty, paved, and not too hard...but does get steep in some areas.

2 months ago

The signage is poor and the distance of the trail is confusing. All trails says 1.9 miles bit the actual trail says it is 4+ miles.

Looks like it will be a cool trail, however far too muddy today to hike it.

nice trail for me and my dog. not very challenging. well groomed.

hiking
3 months ago

Disappointed to find the surface was paved. The trail runs right by some large boulders that have fractured off of the rock exposures. I used this trail to connect from Lime Kiln to Green Rock on the other side of Glencoe Road.

nature trips
3 months ago

Beautiful creek with lots of crawfish, turtles & tadpoles.

Great scout trail for hiking.

hiking
3 months ago

Easy trail - part if it is paved - one area has 48 steps you have to climb if you come from the office area starting location

nice long moderate trail with variegated terrain, flora + fauna. very peaceful + modestly trafficked with a few hikers + bikers at this time of year.

hiking
4 months ago

This 3 mile or so hiking trail is steep in some areas, the trail is also poorly marked and I could see it being easy to get lost with more vegetation. There is a creek crossing that's slightly difficult if you do not want to get wet in cold weather, but thankfully the water was low and we walked across next to a log and crawled up a mossy area. The sandstone is pretty in the one part.

The description is definitely wrong - this trail is no where near Cottleville, but is between the Weldon Spring Conservation Area and Defiance. This trail has a mix of hills, valleys, woodlands, fields, creeks, and the remnants of the lost town of Hamburg. Really beautiful in fall and winter.

Quick and easy. Well established trail and well marked too. Perfect for my aging dog and the younger one too.

walking
5 months ago

Lovely for a fall stroll!

Lovely for a fall stroll!

trail running
5 months ago

Not sure I 100% agree with “easy” rating. Granted it is short, but the elevation changes are no joke. Great trail! I got an unexpected butt-kicking!!!

A great hike with great views and rock formations. I go every year to view the fall colored trees. It's very beautiful!

Nice little trail.

mountain biking
5 months ago

This is mountain biking. Great trail. Great variety.

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