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Chubb Trail via West Tyson Trailhead

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West Tyson County Park

Chubb Trail via West Tyson Trailhead is a 12.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Eureka, Missouri that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 12.6 mi Elevation gain 1,315 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Hiking

Horseback riding

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Forest

River

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Wild flowers

Muddy

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Note: As of July 2019, this trail is partially closed due to flooding (at the 3 mile mark.) Please check with the park page for more information.

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Reviews (339)
Photos (356)
Recordings (309)
Completed (721)
J W.
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HikingMuddyRocky

Trail is great. Shade, inclines with lots of rocks. Good view before above. Parking is limited.

Areta Bohacz May
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HikingBlowdownMuddy

Great trail that offers a variety of terrain: plains, woodlands, riverside! We really enjoyed this hike. The views at the top of the bluff were well worth the elevation gain. The prairie portion was shaded when we went (we did come across a copperhead). We say a little guy as well. Lots of birds overhead as well. We left each other alone. For early on in the hiking season this was tiring for us by mile 10.5 ( ouch for our feet). We definitely plan on coming back and starting near Lone Elk and doing the trail the opposite way. *Edit this hike came in at 13.5 for us, I accidentally stopped the recording when we took the “low water route” on the rerun.

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Al M
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Hiking

very diverse trail. rocky hills, flat soft river bottoms. a little bit of everything. a little bit challenging but that was perfect for what we we're looking for. I would definitely do this trsil again.

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Matt Oltman
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Hiking

This is a fun trail that is similar to other trails in the surrounding parks. The parts of the trail near the river are closed as mentioned in the numerous signs near the trail head. You will know which parts are closed because they will be underwater. However, if you have the will, there is a way. You may have to walk along roads or improvise another route, but we were able to bypass the flooding to reach the Lone Elk trail head. The backtracking and alternative routes brought us up to just over 15 miles there and back. The trail itself has some nice scenery and wooded areas featuring rock formations and pathways along with nice green areas. The path ranges from gravel roads to typical hiking footpaths. Largely shaded and bugs were present but not as bad as other areas for this time of year. If you like a nice hike with a little adventure I would recommend this trail.

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Petra Freund
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FloodedMuddyOver grown

Late May 2020 impassable from flooding in both directions. Not even a mile in from the prairie loop trail head you reach a lake that covers the trail for hundreds of yards up and down. No crossing it unless you are ok with murky, muddy stagnant water over knee high for at least 300 ft wide. No going around it. Prairie Loop itself is a bit overgrown and boggy in a lot of spots too. Turned around and tried from the Lone Elk Trail Head. Got about 1.7 or so miles in and a deep wide muddy creek with steep banks on either sides. No idea how deep. Didn't try the Tyson Park Trail head.

Anastasia Frank
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Hiking

Love the differing elevations and scenery of this trail. Was a bit unkept in some areas, but all part of the experience. Some great views at key locations along the trails!

Janis Valdes
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Hiking

First time hiking on Chubb Trail from W. Tyson to Prairie Loop, then back via Chubb & Flint Quarry - love the diverse areas crossed, from karst topography to forest, glade & prairie. Saw dozens of bluebirds, many woodpeckers, two deceased voles (RIP, rodent is), turkey vultures circling, & a Carolina wren. It was muddy in spots, of course, but did not deter from a great day on the trail! Also - everyone (& every dog!) we met on the trail was so friendly - a real boost in these tough times.

James Luck Jr.
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Hiking

good and soft for my poor knees carrying my fat self. thanks knees!!

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Jenni Davila
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HikingMuddy
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Adam S
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HikingMuddy

I love the portion that runs through West Tyson but beware of the stretch that travels along the Meramec, it is extremely muddy right now (and also full of industrial garbage). Wear boots if you want to walk the entire length.

Greg Kilper
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Hiking

Flint Quarry Trail Head

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Joe Rupp
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HikingMuddyRocky

This trail is a very nice challenge. First, it is longer in distance at 12-14 miles, second, the hills can get very steep and long at times, and third, the trail has a variety of terrains. I would recommend this trail to others who are looking for a longer, moderate day hike.

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Kathy Rains Sovulewski
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Hiking

Even though the sign says it is closed at the river it was open and the river well into its banks. Great day for a hike.. Multi use was being well taken advantage of as I had to step aside for many trail runners and mountain bikes. Always a good trail. Great job the trail maintenance people did yesterday.. thank you much. Still needs better signage from the West Tyson crossing the boundary to the picnic table at the top of the hill. I get lost every-time and have to scrabble up the hill

Amy Goslik
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Hiking

great trail on a great day...

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DeAndre Mercer
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HikingRocky
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Toni Burgess
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HikingBugsRockyScramble
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Rob Schmidt
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Mountain bikingOver grown
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Katrina Troy
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HikingWashed out

Beautiful trail but currently washed out because of flooding. You can hike a bit of a ways in but I doubt you’ll be able to finish (unless with proper footwear) bc of the rain on Friday

Maureen Turney
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Hiking

Trail is in good shape despite lots of rain recently

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Bill Keaggy
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Hiking

Trail is not currently flooded.

Word Walking
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HikingClosedWashed out

Chubb Trail at roughly the 3.0 mile mark over the railroad is closed due to flooding. A very cool trail to that point. Some very challenging sections of assent and descent. Can’t wait to come back when the longer trail is open.

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Christina Isringhausen
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HikingMuddyRocky

Rocky and confined. A lot of elevation but not much to see. Wouldn’t want to do it in the hot summer months - doubt there’s much breeze.

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