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Chubb Trail via Lone Elk Trailhead

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Lone Elk Park

Chubb Trail via Lone Elk Trailhead is a 12.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near St. Louis, Missouri that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Horses are also able to use this trail.

Length 12.4 mi Elevation gain 1,305 ft Route type Out & Back
Hiking Horseback riding Mountain biking Nature trips Walking Running Forest Lake River Views Wildlife Rocky No dogs
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Chubb Trail is a 6.5 mil, multi-use (equestrian, biking and hiking), out and back trail that starts at Lone Elk County Park, goes through Castlewood State Park and ends at West Tyson County Park on the south side of the Meramec River. The trail is hilly at each end, especially on the West Tyson side. Through the middle, the trail passes through flat, forested bottomland and a couple of restored prairie fields.

ADDRESS 1401 Kiefer Creek Road Ballwin, MO 63021-7338 PHONE NUMBER Park Office: (636) 227-4433

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Liz Ross
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Great hike!

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Jeremy Matlock
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Matt Moss
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Megan Baebler
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HikingBugsGreat!Off trailRocky

I started on the West Tyson side and hiked to just past the midpoint (around 4.5 miles or so) then turned around and hiked out. The trail was not well marked and I actually got a little lost about 20 minutes in, but fortunately with GPS was able to find the trail again and keep going. Beautiful views of wooded gorges. I loved the old growth forest with huge trees and swamp land along the Meramec portion of the trail. Definitely some rocky elevation climbs that I had to take some rests to get up. the restired prairie area was beautiful as well. wear bug spray! I walked through a tick nest and was sorry I hadn't packed any. Bring plenty of water and a few snacks. I would hike again.

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Swan Klenke
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Hiking

My phone died on the trail so it didn't get the full trip but it was an awesome hike.

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Thomas Bilbrey
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Great trail! About 13.5 miles out and back!

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Cody Frazer
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Bec Redd
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WalkingBugsRockyWashed out

I love this trail for the beautiful scenery and wildlife. So many pretty mushrooms! It’s a bit rough in areas, with the rocky path sometimes washed out rand uneven. My least favorite part is twice when I was there we were chased out by huge evil horseflies! Wear bug spray!

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Mike Kenney
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Oliver K
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The section between lone elk and the halfway point was overgrown with dense vegetation and at times really muddy. It felt like hiking through a swamp. That section also had a ton of insects as well. The section between the halfway point and west tyson was much better. The terrain was similar to some of the rockwoods reservation trails and had some nice elevation changes. If I were to do this trail again, I would just do the halfway point to west tyson section of the trail, and do that multiple times. I would not do the lone elk section again, having done it once.

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Moise Baptiste
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This was a cool trail. Swamp land reminds me of running in Florida. The elevation change was manageable. Lack of views is why I rate it a 3 star. I will hike it again when Im in town.

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Rence Fasho
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Some of the map trail lines were not actual trails. It seems like they may have been old trails that were never cleared after a storm or wash out

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Julio Suárez
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This is my go-to trail in St. Louis. great for hiking and trail running. Portions of the trail can be rugged, which only adds to the appeal.

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Melisa Keltner
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The part I didn’t like was it ran parallel a service road.

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Jane Ahl
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Is a rough hike for kids and not regular hikers

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Edward Moreno
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Really overgrown once you get 2 miles in (probably due to the flooding). Will definitely come back in the fall

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Boner Hat
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Brad Marquardt
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