Chubb Trail via West Tyson Trailhead

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Chubb Trail via West Tyson Trailhead is a 12.8 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
12.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1289 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

forest

views

wild flowers

muddy

rocky

no dogs

hiking
26 days ago

Very muddy today but a good hike.

hiking
1 month ago

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
1 month ago

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
1 month ago

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
1 month ago

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

hiking
2 months ago

Nice hike with some great hills!

3 months ago

hilly and rocky, narrow path but really nice.

hiking
3 months ago

Best done in fall

4 months ago

we started this trail and the mosquitoes were awful!

4 months ago

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

hiking
6 months ago

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

hiking
7 months ago

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
7 months ago

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
8 months ago

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!

9 months ago

love love love this trail!!! great fun!

hiking
10 months ago

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.

11 months ago

Not as hard as I expected. :-)

hiking
11 months ago

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.

hiking
11 months ago

Best trail in the St. Louis area, should figure out a way to connect this with the Ozark Trail

hiking
11 months ago

Awesome!
Hiked this on the 26th of Feb 2017 with some of the guys i work with. I was surprised at how busy it was, trail runners and bikers a plenty. It was ok because there was plenty of room on the well travelled trail! Temperature was just under 50 degrees and no ticks, no bugs of any kind actually.

All in all i really liked the trail, we hiked the entire trail both directions and didn't lose it once. We stopped and hung out on a sandy beach area on the river and had lunch, a small fire and overall enjoyed hanging out.

I would go back again if i was not leaving soon!

-Chris

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