Bootlegger's Run

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Bootlegger's Run is a 4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Maryland Heights, Missouri that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
272 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wildlife

Well maintained trail built by the local mtb club (GORC). Watch for bikes and step to the side to let them pass if you can. My garmin measured the whole loop around 5.4 miles.

hiking
27 days ago

We always see deer when we hike this trail and today, an entire herd of them ran past us. The trail is pleasant and I enjoy it every time. It was very muddy today, which kept the bikers away.

3 months ago

Well maintained trail. Easy hike. Not much elevation change. Some nice views of the lake. Deer and turkey. And lots of wild mushrooms.

trail running
4 months ago

great trail

6 months ago

6 mile loop beginner-intermediate

hiking
6 months ago

Nice hike with fairly flat terrain, but trail markers are very misleading.

6 months ago

smooth trail, beginners level. clean and flows nicely

6 months ago

Easy hike above the Creve Cour Lake, A really nice hike. Good length.

7 months ago

Great for a hike, trail run or mountain bike trail close to town. Just beware of tight trail and bikers if you are on foot.

trail running
7 months ago

Always a good run.

8 months ago

not an ideal hiking course. Too much noises and interrupted from bikers.

8 months ago

The positives are there were plentiful deer to view and they did not seem phased by traffic and that parts of the trail were quite pretty. That being said, foot traffic is very heavy, you are surrounded by highways and apartments through much of the course, and you are sharing a very narrow, at times, path with bikers.

The hike itself was easy but not marked well. I actually found the up/down stairs portion the most challenging part of this trail.

8 months ago

Misquitoville! Abandoned the trail at just over a mile.

hiking
9 months ago

Moderate trail. Even during the weekdays there was a fair amount of foot and bike traffic. There's a generous amount of elevation gains, but about half of the trail runs parallel to the adjacent road, so it's hard to become "immersed" in nature, if that's your thing. There are several connecting loops, so it is easy to skip parts if you aren't paying attention. Many parts of the trail are also narrow, so just be aware of bikers coming around corners, especially if you're walking with your dog.

Overall, it's a clean, moderately easy hike, but I was left unimpressed.

hiking
10 months ago

Great trail near where I live! I imagine a weekend day would be more difficult to stay out of the way of bikers if you're hiking. Probably be a go to only during the week when it's less busy.

hiking
11 months ago

I enjoyed it

Friday, October 28, 2016

Lived here 20 years. Always walked at Creve Coeur Lake but had no idea there was such a great path in the woods! Just have to beware of bikers and runners if you are hiking.

trail running
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Fun fast well maintained trail. Single track. Posts show which way you should go to either continue running or head back out. Wildlife can be seen which is fantastic. Can be crowded with walkers and bikers so be mindful.

mountain biking
Saturday, August 27, 2016

Great trail that's well maintained.

mountain biking
Wednesday, May 11, 2016

This is a fast course that is easy to ride! One lane only so watch for oncoming traffic and hikers. It's really cool going under the people zip lining over the trail.

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