A nice trail. I went w/ my boyfriend and 65 yr mom the day after thanksgiving. It was a great hike that starts easy, gets some elevation gain and stairs, then gives you some easy options on the way back. Hilly and lovely with plenty of woodpeckers along the way.

Great hike with some good climbs. A few sections where there are stairs and a good elevation gain with a viewing platform. It had just rained the night before so some parts were a little slippery. Plenty of woodpeckers to keep you company.

A good incline to get your heart pumping. Not many people on a weekday. Well maintained and lets you forget you're in the city!

awesome trails !

Great hike, great nature center. Very well maintained trails that are just challenging enough

hiking
3 months ago

Really beautiful in the evening and much cooler. Lots of up and downs...nice workout for the legs! Well groomed, nothing is really overgrown and no poison ivy near the edges of the trail. This path starts atop grand view drive and runs to forest park

Well marked and groomed, plenty of up and down throughout balanced by some nice flat areas as well as benches to sit and rest occasionally. We went on a Sunday afternoon after church and the parking lot was full. Gift shop is open near trailhead and they have a few animals you can take your kids in there to see.

Great trail with plenty of hills for exercise. All Trails with my phone GPS said the trail was 3.1 miles, not 4

hiking
5 months ago

Great trail for hiking. Clearly marked paths. It’s a great work out.

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful sunrise!

Not too strenuous. Two uphill sections to get from Forest Park to Grandview Dr. Only one going back.

Very well marked trails. A few hills, but not too strenuous. It can be combined with some of the inner trails to go a little farther.

on Deer Run Trail Loop

hiking
7 months ago

Always a favorite. Go near dusk and you will likely see deer. Saw 6 today.

The trails are well marked and fun to hike. Lots of rolling hills and scenic quiet spots. In early spring it’s easy to see the river from the higher elevations. Nice little gift shop too. Well worth getting to know!

clean swiggity

hiking
Sunday, November 19, 2017

the hills are challenging but the view is worth it. seems well maintained. I went right at dawn, the parking was easy and the sunrise was beautiful.

Always well kept and easy for me and the kids. The trails can be busy on weekends.

hiking
Thursday, July 06, 2017

The trails were pretty flat and awesome. I really enjoyed it. Me and my g/f even saw about 5 or 6 deer as well.

My daughter and I hiked the PimiteouiTrail. There were fabulous views and we saw plenty of deer.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

As Robyn said below, this trail is currently closed until July (post from Forest Park on Facebook a few days ago). But when it reopens, I'd highly recommend it. It has some challenging parts with uphills and stairs, but overall I'd rate it moderate to easy. I usually take the Bee Tree Trail up and access the trail from the ridge. At the conclusion, I don't take the stairs to do Deer Run, but continue on Lower Deer Run, which eventually leads you back to the main Valley Loop Trail by the nature center. I like to pack a snack and stop for a few seconds to enjoy nature in the little "treehouse" built about halfway through the trail.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Just letting people know this trail has been closed for the last few months due to erosion. Not sure when they will be re-opening it.

hiking
Sunday, April 23, 2017

Very beautiful trails, very well marked, very well done. Trails for everyone.

hiking
Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Nice to see some water flowing after the rain. Not too muddy, only a few slick spots.

Wake Robin Trail is closed due to construction to fix some erosion on the trail. All Other trails are open. Beautiful hike with a little stream that runs through it.

Nice, well marked trail with a great little visitors center on site. Trail was frozen and a little slippery in spots, especially on the downhill portions. There was a sign saying the Wake Robin portion was closed, so we did two quick loops of the Valley Trail portion.

hiking
Thursday, November 17, 2016

Trail was well maintained, and there was a lot of wildlife compared to others in the area. The trail was hilly and the map was easy to follow. Make sure to stop by the nature center beforehand and pick up a map. It was definitely a moderate hike and I would recommend it to anybody!

hiking
Monday, September 26, 2016

nature walks with toddlers are the best!

Doesn't allow pets, not a fan

hiking
Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Several different loops to choose from varying in difficulty.

This park has a few trails to hike. Beautiful park!

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