Best trails in Forest Park, Missouri

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Looking for a great trail in Forest Park, Missouri? AllTrails has 6 great walking trails, kid friendly trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 5 easy trails in Forest Park ranging from 1 to 5.7 miles and from 472 to 580 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Forest Park Wheels and Heels Path
Forest Park
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Length: 5.8 mi • Est. 2 h 28 m
This gravel path runs parallel to the paved "Wheel Path" and is intended for pedestrians.Show more
#2 - Forest Park Wheels Path
Forest Park
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Length: 5.7 mi • Est. 2 h 24 m
This popular trail has both paved and gravel options (the "Heels Path") and goes by attractions such as Jefferson Lake, McDonnell Planetarium, Missouri History Museum, Forest Park Golf Course, and the St. Louis Zoo. The park is very easy to navigate. There are 30 miles of trails that run through the park, and this loop only represents the perimeter. There are bike racks at all the different places that you can stop and visit. You can pick up a detailed map from the visitors center which is very helpful; however, they do have basic maps placed along the trails throughout the park. Exploring the park by bike is definitely a great way to see the park. It allows you to cover the vast area in the most efficient way. Accessibility: The main trail surface is paved asphalt and typically at least five feet wide. The estimated grade is mostly gentle (all 5% or less) so most wheelchair/mobility equipment or stroller users will likely find this trail navigable.Show more
#3 - Emerson Grand Basin Loop
Forest Park
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 4 m
#4 - Picnic Island Loop
Forest Park
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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 27 m
#5 - Saint Louis Zoo
Forest Park
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Length: 2.0 mi • Est. 53 m
Easy zoo walk. For hours, pricing, and other info, see here: https://www.stlzoo.org/Show more
#6 - Heels Path and Prairie Boardwalk
Forest Park
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Length: 1.0 mi • Est. 25 m