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Best trails in Weldon Spring Conservation Area

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Looking for a great trail in Weldon Spring Conservation Area, Missouri? AllTrails has 5 great hiking trails, trail running trails, forest 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. Ready for some activity? There are 4 moderate trails in Weldon Spring Conservation Area ranging from 5.2 to 10.2 miles and from 465 to 721 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Lewis and Clark Trail and Lewis Trail Loop
Weldon Spring Conservation Area
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Length: 8.3 mi • Est. 3 h 55 m
This is the most scenic hike in the Metro St. Louis Area. Three sections of the trail pass by limestone cliffs and bluff escarpments where hikers enjoy a beautiful view of the Missouri River. These sections require you to take a short spur off of the main trail. The bluffs are usually about 25 yards from the main trail. These sections come up in the first 2 miles of the hike. Moderately strenuous for Missouri hiking. One possible, yet easy, creek crossing in wet weather. Be sure, at the creek crossing, to take the fork that heads NORTH or else you will be doing the full 8.2 mile loop (Lewis Trail). Show more
#2 - Lewis and Clark Trail and Clark Trail Loop
Weldon Spring Conservation Area
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Length: 5.2 mi • Est. 2 h 28 m
#3 - Lost Valley Trail Loop
Weldon Spring Conservation Area
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Length: 10.2 mi • Est. 4 h 32 m
A combination of woodsy trails, old roads and a few streams to cross.Show more
#4 - Lost Valley Trail: Short Loop
Weldon Spring Conservation Area
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Length: 8.3 mi • Est. 3 h 43 m
#5 - Weldon Spring Loop
Weldon Spring Conservation Area
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Length: 13.2 mi • Est. 5 h 43 m
Weldon Spring Loop is made up sections of three different trails. I started at The Mound, a large stone cover mound of radioactive debris from the clean up of a former uranium processing plant. You can learn the history of this area at the visitor center. Start out on the Hamburg trail, which is unused gravel track, that ends at the Katy Trail. Take a left on the Katy and follow for about 4.5 miles to the Busch Greenway on the left. Busch Greenway is a paved trail that will run up along a creek, through a business park and then fields in Busch Wildlife ending back at The Mound.Show more