Flint Quarry and Chubb Trail Loop

MODERATE 161 reviews
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Flint Quarry and Chubb Trail Loop is a 3.4 mile heavily trafficked loop 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. Horses are also able to use this trail.

3.4 miles
528 feet

kid friendly




horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running





wild flowers




no dogs

Nice St. Louis County Park located just east of Eureka off Lewis Road. Trails are well kept that run through woods up and down bluffs. The Chubb Trail trail head is also located in the park. 4 Miles of trails are located within the park. Part of the park's trail system connects to the Chubb Trails. Trails are well kept with plenty of room for hiking, mountain biking and horse back riding. Parts of the trail consist of dirt path, gravel covered and bed rock. You will experience a few elevation changes on the trails. Park has excellent facilities.

3 days ago

It was a beautiful trail, but poorly and confusingly marked. Even using the map here on Alltrails, somehow I wound up only going 2.3 miles. I suspect I missed a turn somewhere. More flashes, like in the state parks, would be helpful--

5 months ago

7 months ago

Been 15yrs since last here and that was on a MTB. Still as rugged as I remembered. Good stuff though.

7 months ago

Easy to get to, challenging but not too hard, scenic, good elevation changes, well marked.

9 months ago

Love this hilly trail! You feel like you’re deep in nature the only downfall is that the highway is pretty close and it is noisy.

10 months ago

Great trail in the fall, the colors were spectacular

10 months ago

A nice hike that provides a few easy elevation changes and some nicew terrain. Had no problem following the trail, though they did add one switchback since this map was made. Saw a lot of mountain bikers who were all very friendly and considerate. No horses.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

THIS is what I look for in a great 'hiking' trail! Lots of elevation changes, several different terrain types (rock, dirt and gravel). Nice wooded views and mostly shaded. The only thing I believe could've been better was the trail markings; a few times I had to get my phone out to see if we were still on the trail (or which direction to go at a fork).

trail running
Sunday, August 13, 2017

went back and ran this today. great trail offering many variation of surfaces and mild hills.

trail running
Saturday, July 15, 2017

Great trail...good mix of loose and packed rocks, gravel, roots, and limestone boulders; mostly shaded; some single track areas and a few decent hills. Would definitely run this next time. Only issue I had was nearby construction noise (the "beep beep" of equipment in reverse.)

Sunday, July 09, 2017

Perfect terrain *when dry*.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Great short hike

Friday, June 30, 2017

Great short hike

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Great short hike. Very shady so a good heat hike. Well maintained.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Nice, short with slight elevation. Kept very clean and marked. It was a good starter for the "Summer of Hiking!"

Saturday, March 04, 2017

fairly crowded, but still an enjoyable hike with the dogs

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Kool see miles and miles

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Watch out for bikers and horses. The trail has lots of scenery to offer and is easy to follow. Make sure to bring a lunch and enjoy one of many benches in the park.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Trail was well maintained and 99% free of litter. Hiked on a rare 70 degree February day and saw several other folks. Several great valley views, and overall very nice scenery. Some good ups & downs to get the heart rate going as well as some easier sections. Minus one star because you can hear the highway almost the entire time.

Sunday, January 01, 2017

Great trail

Friday, December 02, 2016

One of the better trails in the area for sure.

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Very beautiful area - needs better signage but overall was a great hike

Monday, November 07, 2016

Very beautiful! Liked that there were man made and natural places to sit and enjoy the views.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The trailhead here is pretty, even before you hit the trail. There is some short hills but nothing even this beginner hiker wasn't able to handle. I love the part of the trail that runs along side a long rock bluff. All shady it was comfortable even though it was warm and humid today. It still had some boggy spots from rain a few days ago, and the mosquito were irritating even though we sprayed ourselves with Deep Woods Off, but those two things couldn't dampen our enjoyment of the trail.

Monday, September 05, 2016

The trail is close to St Louis and has a couple nice views. Some mountain bike use. Picnic table at nice spot about halfway point. Historic Native American sites along trail where mining pits show excavation for flint to make arrowheads and other tools.

Saturday, July 02, 2016

Nice unpacked trail with several short hills

Monday, June 20, 2016

Good trail up to a nice overlook.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Decent trail. Nice inclines.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Loved The Chubb. However, it was so overwhelmed with water no hikers went in like we did. We had to take out boots and socks off and walk through rivers and snake infested fields turned into ponds to get through. The mud smells rancid but it was fun. If you start at Lone Elk and do the loop, the uphill at the end is challenging, especially with a pack. I found it to be a great challenge and the cold water invigorated my feet to keep going. Can't wait to do The Chubb dry and see if it is still challenging. The part of the trail that goes through the pasture is not so great. Sandy area is good exercise but very overgrown, hard to watch for snakes and not any changes in elevation. The second half of that trail goes through the woods that look like, if there is a Bigfoot, it is definitely living there! Do The Chubb!

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