Bangert Island Loop Trail

EASY 80 reviews
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Bangert Island Loop Trail is a 2.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near St Charles, Missouri that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
29 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wildlife

A series of several small loops each approximately a mile long including one on sand running along the Missouri River.

walking
1 day ago

The trail itself is great: not completley flat, has hills and incline, near the river, pretty scenery. I went in July so the humidity and smell was worse since it was so close to a body of water, and the place was crawling with daddy long legs. They were everywhere. Creepy.

hiking
9 days ago

Big trees and nice views.

walking
2 months ago

Absolutely loved! Easy trail and very low traffic. I saw one person during my entire walk. View of the river is stunning! Will definitely come back.

2 months ago

A little muddy but a nice hike.

hiking
7 months ago

Signage and marking was not great. The ice flow and low water levels was worth it!

9 months ago

Saw several tufted titmice & a house wren. Heard Blue Jays & Woodpeckers in the distance. Beautiful changing hike, some of it along the river.

10 months ago

not always open but a good hiking trail. we did this with cub scouts (2nd grade) without complaints!

hiking
10 months ago

Did all the trails - was mostly flat and very easy - signage could have been a lot better - one good viewing area of the river!!

Friday, June 02, 2017

I run this when flooding doesn't ruin my plans. It floods easily at the entrance, and there is a sign at the trailhead that will tell you if trail is closed or not. Only receives 4 stars for this reason. Take the long way on the Sandy Loop to get the longest loop and have lots of twists and turns. Head up the middle for a short hike to see the river quickly. Trail seriously needs a raised path or concrete to get across the creek to the trails. This is the months long mud that prevents access when it floods.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

This trail is close to a major highway but you'd never know it. Easy for kids and nice views of the river.

Thursday, March 02, 2017

Nice flood area scenery and peaceful setting!

hiking
Saturday, November 05, 2016

It was a really cute trail, a bit muddy but fun. It was definitely easy and short enough that next time I would bring the kids. You're also going to want to bring bug spray.

hiking
Friday, September 30, 2016

a fun quick trail, lots of sand in on the northern loop due to flooding. Will make it a bit more difficult for bikes.

hiking
Monday, September 12, 2016

A lot of mosquitos and very muddy

mountain biking
Friday, June 24, 2016

I love this trail because it's close and there are a couple different loops to increase difficulty. Main trail is easy enough to take my 7yr old son on, but still has a few hills and bunny hops

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Trail was under water on 5/29/16

walking
Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Great little area right off the Katy Trail! Little creek at the beginning is a fun place for kids to explore without getting into much mischief.

mountain biking
Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Enjoy riding the island but 2 out of 3 times we have, we encountered creepy people at the bench. I guess it's a good place for transients. Be cautious.

hiking
Monday, February 29, 2016

A walk through some people's back yards. I took my family on one of the warm 70 degree days we had in February, so I was a little disappointed.

Probably a nice feature for kids who live in the area, but I wouldn't drive to this one as a hiking destination.

walking
Thursday, January 21, 2016

I have used this trail several times. connects up to the Katy, just south of the casinos. Walked it about 4 years ago in Feb when the river was low and it was warm. Walked out into the middle of the river on a sandbar, which was neat in itself. Nice area to escape the suburban life while being close to home.

Monday, November 23, 2015

A mostly level trail that holds water well. A nice walk in the woods with river views and highway noise used often by bicyclists.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

A surprise to find a well maintained wooded hiking/running trail. Almost empty on a weekday afternoon. Connected to Main Street St. Charles by the Katy Trail. Limited parking near the trail head but worth the time for beautiful views and fun turns.

hiking
Thursday, May 08, 2014

Nice singletrack/hiking trail located off 5th St. in St. Charles right next to the Katy Trail. Trail is well maintained with views of the MO river and river bottoms.

hiking
Friday, December 28, 2012

Hike the river heading south, or you'll be staring at an obnoxious river boat casino. Noise from I-70 is ever-present. Otherwise, a nice hike.

hiking
Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Nice easy trail for walking. Lightly used. Kept maintained. One big loop which will take you parallel to the Missouri. Plenty of deer on the island. Can not reach in high water as the trail goes thru a slough. Parking is along a St. charles City street and limited. Plus the access easement is thru private property, so stay on the path. At the end, if going countrer clockwise, the trail is a bit hard to follow, but you can't get lost. Just remember if you get disoriented, just walk towards the interstate sound. You are always surrounded by St. Charles City.

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