Dogwood and Woodbine Trail

MODERATE 101 reviews

Dogwood and Woodbine Trail is a 3.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Chesterfield, Missouri that features beautiful wild flowers 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.

3.6 miles
518 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running




wild flowers


17 days ago

Definitely recommend you take a photo of the trail map as you enter the park. We had trouble finding where to find and start the trail even with this map, but we made it. It was a good hike, but it isn't one that we will definitely return to. We did both the green and blue loops.

2 months ago

nice trail for me and my dog. not very challenging. well groomed.

3 months ago

Quick and easy. Well established trail and well marked too. Perfect for my aging dog and the younger one too.

6 months ago

Dogwood Trail is beautiful, my favorite of the two. We took the little path to the spring; will definitely return for hikes in the Fall, Winter, and Spring.

6 months ago

Nice collection of 3 or 4 different hikes here at Babler, each between 2 and 3 miles in length. Can string them together for longer hikes.

6 months ago

trail was in good condition. the bugs were bad though. kids had a good time.

7 months ago

Quiet, low traffic, beautiful trees. We thoroughly enjoyed!

8 months ago

9 months ago

Trails are in great shape other than a few trees have been blown down across the trail, but you can climb over them.

9 months ago

Both trails are easily followed and easy to walk. You can take a break in between the separate trails. We followed the sign to a natural spring on the Dogwood trail. We saw families with toddlers and dogs.

10 months ago

nice hike, well marked trails

trail running
11 months ago

Dogwood Trail - My favorite hike in MO yet. Hilly winding trail that dips thru a beautiful green valley, and is heavily wooded most of the way. Lots of tree canopies. Very quiet and peaceful, only saw two people on the 2 mile loop. I'll be back once the trees and flowers are in full swing!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Ok hike through the woods. Nothing spectacular on the trail though

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Lots of hills and great exercise on this trail. Birds, owls and foxes are jewels to look for. Great during spring and fall when you can admire the thick canopies and colors.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Maybe because it was muddy it wasn't as enjoyable but the company was good. The day was overcast. And I guess I like longer trails.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

I go here twice a week, and love it! Doing both blue and green trails together is a good workout.

Sunday, August 07, 2016

This trail was very pretty and well-maintained. I did only one trail the day I went but I want to go back and explore the others. I went at dusk and going through the valleys and hills during that time of day was so beautiful!

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Easy trail.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Walked four miles there yesterday. It being a weekday I met only one person. Pretty trails. It was lovely.

The trails are blazed it's and easy to stay oriented IF you have a useable map. There were no maps available yesterday. 10 days ago there were a few photocopied maps that might have been useable if they were in color. All the trails were noted by a solid line, none were dotted or dashed. Using it on the trail was not possible.

There are 4 or 5 trails, not the two noted on this page. None of them are 17.5 miles long. Maybe if you combined all of them it might equal that. The lollipop trail noted by the dashed lines is about 1.5 miles long.

Bring your smart phone or camera and take a picture of the map on the bulletin board. (Which I failed to do.) That might suffice. Otherwise just complete each trail individually so you stay with a single color blaze.

I don't have a gps unit so I don't know if that would work.

Only gave it 3 stars because the lack of maps and rangers peed me off. Apologies, if you are offended. ;-) It is a nice park.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Nice trail done the Virginia May trail. Is a great trail for kids no steep inclines.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Beautiful. I wish it was a little easier to determine the beginning location of each trail within the park. Also, I had numerous tick bites, so beware.

trail running
Thursday, August 13, 2015

Easy trails! Good for a trail run if you're up for it :)

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Easy trails nice scenary...good healthy fun.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Combined the Virginia Day, Woodbine and Dogwood all together and looped Virginia Day one more time for a total of just under 7 miles. It was a nice walk with the leaves changing, also stopped by the spring and cave. The Dogwood trail had the best inclines. Overall, It was a nice change of pace.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Not a bad trail but it was a bit over grown. Ticks, ticks, ticks...plenty of ticks.

Friday, February 21, 2014

The 17 miles that this park describes including equestrian trails....this was my first time out and I was able to piece together two separate trails and join them with the equestrian trail to make a nice 4 mile + loop. At mile 2 there is a pavilion if you want to stop for a rest or lunch.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

I'm wondering where the cave is if anyone knows email me

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Nice for a short or long hike. Can be slippery where leaves are covering the trail. Love the varied slopes - a little up and down good for variety. Great for taking the dog!

Monday, November 18, 2013

I hiked the Dogwood Trail and loved it, there isn't anything to complain about! The only thing I want to know is how long the cave on that trail is, I haven't been inside it yet and I'm wondering how long it is. Thanks

Monday, July 22, 2013

Babler has some good trails. Sometimes the maintenance of the trails is wanting. My husband or I typically walk through at least two spider webs per hike, unless we are hiking in the winter. Can get pretty muddy and slippery after a rain and in the winter. Dogwood, Woodbine, or Hawthorn trails are all great. Some can be combined. Good for a quick hike that isn't too far away!

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