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hiking
2 days ago

I went in 3in of snow. It was beautiful. I would rate it as moderate even with the slick snow. I've been to Trail of Tears hiking all my life and have never been on this trail for some reason. I liked it though.

hiking
muddy
5 days ago

My two dogs and I just walked this trail. Very muddy and slippery, so I recommend a walking stick. Trail itself was lovely, a nice walk through the woods, plenty of small streams to fill up your filtered water bottle, it was well marked throughout.

hiking
7 days ago

Established gravel trail in the middle of St. Louis County. Mix of wooded and open areas. Met quite a few people, even in heavy snow.

fun trek. but as the map shows you cut through a playground like area, close to a road/busy street, also a lot of zig zag. my biggest complaint is that there are a ton of elevation changes (not drastic heights n drops, probably a foot or two at most) but it adds up on your knees. the trail is clearly made for biking. app and trail head have two different lengths, my step counter was closer to the TH than app (5mi vs 4mi)

Hiking on a mountain bike trail offers a strange paradox. On one hand you have the subtleties of a climb that makes a hike more like a hearty stroll. You can gain the reward of an eminence or a view with minimal sweat equity and just some tennis shoes. On the other hand you have the mountain bikers-often brusque and moving fast.
But on this January day, the cyclists were friendly and the view was spectacular! It was a two hour round trip for me and I clocked exactly five miles from the lower parking area to the upper...wonderful walk in the woods!

Great hike for a 65 deg day in the middle of January! But just a word of caution it is not marked as Zombie Trail at least the part that I hiked

NICE TRAIL ..NEEDS BETTER SIGNS TO LET YOU KNOW WHERE YOU ARE AT, ALTHOUGH YOU CANT GET LOST..watch YOUR STEP ,LOTS OF ROCKS TREE ROOTS AND HIDDEN SMALL TREE STUMPS .ABOUT THE SIGNS THERE ARE SO MANY TRAILS GOING THIS WAY AND THAT ITS CONFUSING TO WHAT TRAIL YOU ARE ON.

This is a challenging but fun trail. Lots of great scenic view points. Great for the whole family. Very pet friendly.

Nice paved trails. Has a few steep spots, but has plenty of benches for resting.

Had an unseasonably warm day in St Louis, so we took advantage. I found the bike riders to be friendly and appreciative when we stepped out of the way (share the trail, ppl.) Great view at the top!! Still beautiful even in January. Would love to go back in the spring.

Gorgeous four seasons trail!

Good trail with nice views.

January 5 walked it with two of my sons! Beautiful sunny day, plenty of places to stop n rest lots of benches, bridges and birds

Fun and beautiful trail

New Years Day Hike! What a nice paved trail to start the year off with! Did all 3 trails and was an excellent way to not sit on the couch!

Nice views

This trail is on the easy side of moderate. Compared to other moderate trails of similar length, like Powder Valley and Lime Kiln, this is a cake walk. Well paved, with some extended shallow to moderate inclines, but no steep hills. Take it slow for a leisurely stroll, or pick up the pace for a cardio workout. Excellent for joggers.

This trail is on the easy side of moderate. Compared to other moderate trails of similar length, like Powder Valley and Lime Kiln, this is a cake walk. Well paved, with some extended shallow to moderate inclines, to but no steep hills. Take it slow for a leisurely stroll, or pick up the pace for a cardio workout. Excellent for joggers.

Take this trail counter clockwise for a real workout. I don't know how they rate these trails, but it is rated moderate, same as Schick Trail at Jefferson Barracks Park, which is a cakewalk in comparison. Schick is paved with moderate incline. Lime Kiln has over double the elevation, with steep inclines, extended switchbacks and rocky terrain. This is not for the feint of heart. Suggest you ramp up for this at Powder Valley if you are new to hiking or just getting back in to shape. Wear good shoes, preferably with ankle support, not runners or street walkers.

Fun trail.

hiking
30 days ago

Fun trail. Bit narrow with traffic going both ways but overall fun.

It was pretty muddy the the day we went. But beautiful scenery.

hiking
1 month ago

Interesting trail. Easy to moderate, dirt trail, narrow, yield for bikers. Nice overlook view of Lake. Saw some deer and pilated woodpecker.

Some nice vistas and interesting areas to explore. Definitely worth a stop at the Owen homestead to read about the history of the land.

Love this trail!

very nice

Worked here for three months and saw a different critter or new plant almost daily. Turtles, jack in the pulpit, lizards galore...the list goes on! Check it out but be wary there are lots of ticks in summertime.

hiking
1 month ago

a decent trial for being paved

hiking
1 month ago

When you’re driving there, make sure to turn where it says “Horse Trailer Parking” when you’re on county road 525. Wide gravel trail for most of the way, pretty steep and muddy in some parts though. It crosses the creek a few times which is neat, but not much to see besides that.

trail running
1 month ago

I ran this trail in mid-December, starting from big parking lot at end of paved road by river. Favorite part is first mile or so, nice packed sand trail, lovely views of river. Most strenuous part is the stair section! Then, another great scenic section, high above RR tracks, expansive view of Meramec valley.

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