Bootlegger's Run

EASY 65 reviews
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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
324 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wildlife

hiking
2 days ago

4 days ago

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

mountain biking
8 days ago

hiking
9 days ago

10 days ago

11 days 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.

walking
14 days ago

18 days ago

Misquitoville! Abandoned the trail at just over a mile.

27 days ago

hiking
27 days ago

1 month ago

hiking
1 month 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.

1 month ago

hiking
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hiking
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hiking
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mountain biking
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hiking
2 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.