on Broemmelsiek Trail

1 month ago

Awesome trail. Perfect for a mild recovery run and it is relatively flat and non-technical.

hiking
9 months ago

Lovely trails with scenic views. Both loops are all dirt trails with multiple passes across streams and a few passes across paved roads. Both trails are adequately marked at forks, so there is little room for error or to get lost. Both trails were littered with giant piles of horse poo, as two ladies were riding horses when we were there and clearly not caring about the mess they were leaving behind. Though, this trail has to be one of the CLEANEST I have hiked on yet in the St. Charles area.

The first loop (Cattle Ridge Trail) starts at the trail head and loops around. It is all shaded and very scenic with many water features. You will cross a stream a few times, so be prepared for that, especially if it has rained recently.

"Jack's Loop" forks off along "Cattle Ridge". It is about 75% shaded and 25% sunny/open field, so be prepared for that. You will cross streams a couple of times, some deeper than others, and you will cross a road twice. AllTrails has the INCORRECT trail marked for "Jack's Loop", so if you're following this map be forewarned that the actual trail will take you all the way around the pond and then meet back up again near the trail head. I had a mini moment of panic when I saw how far off course I was compared to the alltrails map, but it eventually met back up again.

Overall, lovely walk, very little traffic during the week day (we passed by 2 hikers, and were passed by 2 horses and 3 mountain bikers on the entire hike), will definitely be back.

trail running
9 months ago

This is a great trail! Usually run the 4.1 loop but have also completed the full loop around 5.1 miles. It gives you great variety of woods, fields and some small creek crossings. Well maintained and beautiful park amenities also.

hiking
11 months ago

Great trail(s), recently renovated. The All Trails map is very out of date and needs to be updated.

hiking
Sunday, November 13, 2016

enjoyed it but got lost because I'm directionally challenged

hiking
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Very moderate trail & beautiful!

hiking
Sunday, August 07, 2016

Beautiful hike, lots of variety in scenery.

mountain biking
Friday, June 24, 2016

Pretty good for mtb. Different terrains to roll through and a few rocks n roots to hop.

hiking
Tuesday, June 07, 2016

One of my favorite parks to go on

hiking
Sunday, March 06, 2016

Awesome! Beautiful hike on a beautiful day!

Sunday, September 06, 2015

well kept trail. a lot of horse manure.

hiking
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Did this one again. Very well kept trail and a great one to do. A hidden gem in St Charles county

hiking
Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Excellent trail, another good one in st Charles county. Would recommend this one for anyone. Lots of animals, trails in good condition. Got done before it got to hot.

hiking
Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Went out today, made it about 1/2 mile. little to muddy yet. probably better in couple for days.

hiking
Saturday, July 11, 2015

Great hike. A bit muddy in spots. It took a minute to find the trail at a couple of road crossings. Very pretty trail. One of my favorites in the area so far.

cross country skiing
Wednesday, June 17, 2015

It was a great hike. And with the new lake they put in it looks great!

hiking
Sunday, July 06, 2014

My husband and I had the park to ourselves-which was nice especially for a St. Charles County Park. We did the 1.1 mile Cattle Drive Trail. It had some great prairie views. It was a good, short walk.

on Broemmelsiek Trail

hiking
Monday, March 10, 2014

Just OK, very hopeful that will improve after all construction is completed.

hiking
23 days ago

on Broemmelsiek Trail

trail running
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