Creve Coeur Lake is a 5.6 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 May until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

5.6 miles
82 feet

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly



nature trips

paddle sports

road biking

trail running






1 month ago

Great ride but can be busy ! Everybody understands the different levels of goals and you can’t beat the view .. 5 stars

2 months ago

Always a good walk. It’s really nice in the evening and the sunset over the lake is really pretty.

trail running
4 months ago

Great for a flat run. I live close by so I got this trail often. More than half the trail is paved and the rest is tightly packed, small gravel so nothing difficult about this one. it's usually busy but is wide enough to pass walkers with ease.

road biking
4 months ago

I absolutely love this trail to bicycle on. It can get crowded but everyone uses trail etiquette. the lake is beautiful to see at sunset.

4 months ago

Very heavily congested trail. The scenery is lovely and it's a peaceful hike around the lake, but you will constantly be dodging joggers, bikers, strollers, children, and pretty much everyone. I suggest going early morning or late evening, good times for quiet and to watch the sunrise/sunset.

4 months ago

Easy trail but definitely congested. I have caught some great sunsets here along pics of some wildlife; pls be respectful

4 months ago

Great view and easy to trails

5 months ago

Great place to just take a walk or run. There are a lot of other people on the trail at the same time, but surprisingly it is still a very peaceful and quiet.

6 months ago

Love this trail so beautiful everyone is so nice
Only negative is it gets very crowded

6 months ago

Nice path here, one thing I really like about this park is how nature and manmade structures work together. The overpass of Page Avenue is actually pretty stunning and doesn't detract from the natural beauty of Creve Coeur Lake. There are offshoots of this path where you can get away from the constant hustle & bustle. Trail courtesy doesn't really exist here as you get too many new people on the trail that don't understand walk-right / pass-left. It's not my favorite spot due to the insane amount of traffic, but if I'm looking to get outdoors and want to stay close to home it's a viable option. Bootlegger's Run nearby is a much better choice in my opinion.

road biking
Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Nice mix around the lake.

Monday, October 02, 2017

Archery is here!! I love this locations targets too

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Very pretty and a smooth walk but lots of bikes.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Wheelchair & handicap friendly trails. Mostly flat & paved. Can be crowded on weekends & holidays.

Much of the pathways are treeless, and can be very hot late spring thru early fall or very windy and cold during winter.

Weekends are least crowded in winter.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Easy hike but a fun place. It's long but easy.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

paved - lots of bikers and runners. Great for a day outside for an easy walk or a nice run with the dog.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Loved it . Beautiful .

Friday, May 12, 2017

Super easy, fully paved for the loop around the lake. There is an unpaved part that goes through a wooded area and circles back around. Aside from the wooded area, the path is largely unshaded. The trails are usually VERY crowded with runners, bikers, and walkers, so just be aware. It is best to go on the week day, as weekends can become VERY congested.

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

I prefer to walk the Mallard lake trail. It is gravel and has tree cover. I park at the lakehouse cafe and start there so I can grab a bite to eat after.
The lake itself is nice. Very busy and lots of mosquitoes during the season.

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

nice walk

Sunday, April 02, 2017

Crazy busy trail. Lots of traffic noise. I always seem to encounter at least one inconsiderate person, usually with a dog. Very bottom of my trail list.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

nice easy watch for fast bikers

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

It's nice for a jog, picnic or bike ride! Beautiful spot!

Monday, February 13, 2017

nice flat trail to walk or ride a bike. Down side is there is usually a lot of people there

road biking
Wednesday, November 09, 2016

I really like this trail, the views are nice, very well kept asphalt for bikes, roller blades, etc. On a recent day, the wind was gusting to 37 mph, waves remind me of the ocean. I park by the 364 bridge is St Charles, than trek to the lake, very pleasant...

Sunday, November 06, 2016

Great for getting in a few miles post-work. It is always crazy crowded but that can sometimes be a positive when going solo as a female. No great scenery and easy paved & flat path. Does the job when I plan on using the treadmill but the weather is beautiful and decide I want to enjoy it. ;)

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Nice flat path and scenic. If your looking for solitude this may not be for you. Very popular and always busy, not overly crowded but a good stream of walkers, runners, bikers, and roller bladers. One of my favorite places for an evening walk. Bring the bug spray!!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

This is a nice and fairly scenic walk around the biggest natural lake in Missouri.

road biking
Monday, August 15, 2016

Really nice, flat paved loop around the lake. Would be great for kids.

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