Chubb Trail via West Tyson Trailhead

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Chubb Trail via West Tyson Trailhead is a 12.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Eureka, Missouri that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
12.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,315 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

bird watching

forest

views

wild flowers

muddy

rocky

no dogs

hiking
muddy
washed out
1 month ago

Hiked from the western most trailhead. Had to stop at about the four mile mark because the Meramec River has overflowed its banks and flooded the trail making it impassable.

hiking
muddy
washed out
2 months ago

I started the trail at the middle access point off Allen Rd. Easy and flat for a couple miles. Nice path along the river. Transitions from prairie to wooded river bottom.

hiking
3 months ago

Great area for hiking. Unfortunately the lack of trail markers caused me to hike 15 miles instead of the 13 that I expected. So glad there was no snow today or I may still be there! Most of the trail is easy except one area called "the stairs", so I believe it should be categorized as "moderate", not "difficult". I'll definitely use this trail again.

hiking
4 months ago

My favorite trail in Eastern Missouri. It has every terrain and elevation you can think of. From the low wetlands that flood after rain to mountain climbs at 20* of angle. Amazing.

hiking
5 months ago

Would have given it a 5 star but poorly marked. Markers are only every mile. A simple blaze system would eliminate this. Started at the West end. The first half mile I was off trail and had to back track and then drove to Lone Elk lot to restart. Hiking rated difficult but only moderate at best. Completed the entire 13 miles plus. Will retry. Positives: very few on trail, peaceful, hills.

hiking
8 months ago

great trail. well maintained. liked the different terrains. very quiet and peaceful.

8 months ago

Great hills.

trail running
8 months ago

Fun trail to run. A couple of those hills are just plain evil which is always a plus. The trail is marked pretty well and was maintained for the most part. There was a small overgrown section and a downed tree on the path. I'll definitely come back to this one again.

hiking
9 months ago

Nice winding trail, very peaceful. Has some stretches that I would love to come back and run. Also, according to the paper map provided on-trail, it is 14 miles.

Sunday, April 01, 2018

Low water section of trail along Meramec covered. Cut my hike short by 4 miles

Sunday, April 01, 2018

well groomed trails. a bit rocky so bring along shoes with plenty of padding.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Hiked the “Low Water Trail” in 3/14:18 and it was muddy...but fun! The middle part of this trail (which follows along the Meramec) is mostly flat and at this time of the year is bug-free.

hiking
Sunday, January 28, 2018

Very muddy today but a good hike.

hiking
Monday, January 22, 2018

The first three miles are uphill and rocky, the next 3 or 3 1/2 miles are flat river valley. Not bad at all when one is fresh, but that last three miles on the way back are pretty rugged if one is not expecting it.

mountain biking
Saturday, January 13, 2018

Very steep at the entrance by Lone Elk Park and the exit off Lewis Rd. In between it's beautiful and winding with lots of views of the river. Some areas are technical, especially on a mountain bike.

hiking
Wednesday, January 10, 2018

This is my absolute favorite trail in the St. Louis Area. The elevation gain is sufficient for hikers who like a challenge. The environment changes from rocky flint hilltops to low grassy prairie in the Meramec floodplain then down further to the river basin itself. The eastern section of the loop is the Flint Quarry Trail. Along this trail there are small bowls and trenches dug out all along the trail and surrounding area, these are the remnants of prehistoric quarries cut by indigenous people. The flint was used for tools by those people and is the highest concentration of prehistoric mines in North America.

For more history of the area check out this webpage below the author provides a vary detailed timeline of Lone Elk, Times Beach, Tyson Valley, West Tyson and Crescent Hills.

http://www.rollanet.org/~conorw/cwome/article25,26,&27combined.htm

hiking
Thursday, January 04, 2018

Very rocky. I have no idea how people bike this trail! lol

hiking
Saturday, December 02, 2017

Nice hike with some great hills!

Monday, November 06, 2017

hilly and rocky, narrow path but really nice.

hiking
Saturday, October 28, 2017

Best done in fall

Saturday, October 14, 2017

we started this trail and the mosquitoes were awful!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

loved it! Moderate but good challenge if you keep a brisk pace.

hiking
Saturday, July 29, 2017

This is the first hike I would say I really enjoyed the view. Water, and beautiful trees in the distance.

hiking
Saturday, July 08, 2017

Shaded trail. Paved, narrow in some places. The trail parts near the river are especially nice. It was 85+ degrees but on the trail, very cool. Didn't encounter but a few people. Bring bug spray - mosquitoes and chiggers. Once applied, have fun as they didn't bother us!!!

hiking
Sunday, June 25, 2017

This trail is great! It's very shady. Mostly loose rocky, a few tree roots, but otherwise dry dirt and a nice wide path. Parking is available near by the Chubb trail head on the road.

trail running
Sunday, June 25, 2017

More of an out-and-back than a loop. Great variety of rocky terrain with lots of moderate Hills to carry your momentum. It is my favorite trail to run so far in this area. Follow the "blue tree" trail markers for the Chubb trail, the "green falling rock" markers take you on a smaller loop for an extra excursion. I left from the Eureka trailhead and ended up turning around at about 5mi by the Meramac River because there were many fallen trees crossing the path and it was overgrown. (Still beautiful of course just not ideal for running). Pro tip: When you get to the equestrian grass path, thank the "river route" which parallels it. I first made the mistake of staying the course, and it is unpleasant to walk through the tall grass.
Pro tip 2: you need back woods bug spray.
Don't forget to check for ticks when you finish!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

love love love this trail!!! great fun!

hiking
Thursday, April 13, 2017

If you want to actually enjoy your hike and get some physical benefits from your hike, hike this. If you want to be around a ton of people but want some history, hike the Lewis and Clark.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Not as hard as I expected. :-)

hiking
Sunday, March 12, 2017

A mediocre trail at best, nothing to special about it really, no great views, not a lot of history, very populated and well marked. Great for a day hike. A great trail for someone who just wants a nice stroll in the woods. There are prettier trails in the Saint Louis area, Louis and Clark being one of them.

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