Flint Quarry and Chubb Trail Loop

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West Tyson County Park

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.

Distance: 3.4 miles Elevation Gain: 528 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

camping

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

rocky

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.

hiking
6 days ago

Went to the east parking area and went counterclockwise on the Flint Quarry (green) Trail. If I could do it again, I would have hiked in the opposite direction because the path was a bit muddy and slippery coming down the hill toward the end. I didn’t do the Chubb trail loop so it was less than 3 miles. There wasn’t signage marking the Chubb Trail from the east parking lot so it was confusing. Upon finishing the Flint trail I spotted a connector trail to the Chubb trail that wasn’t visible where we started on the Flint trail. Next time I will park at the upper (west) lot and catch the Chubb trail going clockwise, and catch the Flint Quarry loop. This was a pleasant hike despite the slippery ending. The trail surface is packed mud and shady so it can be muddy several days after rain. Lots of trail runners seen today, all of which were smarter about running the trail clockwise. To walk just the Flint Quarry Trail clockwise, skip the first green trail sign and keep walking for about 25 yards and you’ll see the other loop entrance.

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muddy
rocky
7 days ago

Frustrating 4-mile hike w/little to no marked trails. No idea where you are, which way to turn, how far to go, or how to return to the parking lot. Saw one “overlook” that wasn’t particularly memorable. Did appreciate the clean Portapotty. Think for me this is one trail that’s a 1 & done.

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muddy
21 days ago

great trail for hiking, biking, trail running! diverse terrain with slopes—just difficult enough ;)

hiking
29 days ago

Good trail but it’s 5 miles not 3.5

hiking
29 days ago

Nice mixture of incline and flat trail. Muddy in a couple places, but most was relatively dry. Liked the stone, uneven pathway. Made it easier to climb. Flowers were beautiful and creeks were clear!

hiking
muddy
2 months ago

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muddy
rocky
washed out
2 months ago

Enjoyed the length and terrain of this trail. The recent rain made for lots of mud and slippery rocks. Would come back when it's more dry.

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rocky
2 months ago

hiking
muddy
rocky
3 months ago

this trail was awesome. not super up or down hill and very beautiful. a little muddy.

running
muddy
3 months ago

hiking
muddy
off trail
rocky
3 months ago

Found this trail quite by accident while doing some research on the Route 66 Museum.So glad we found this gem.For us its about 25 Minutes away. We walked the Flint Quarry loop. Luckily we had the Alltrails app to show us which way to go as there are many shoot offs and connecting trails.You share the trail with mountain bikers and dog walkers and supposedly horses however we didn't see any horses or poop.The trail was muddy in spots but by no means terribly inconvenient. We found this trail a little challenging with its many inclines,not that it is overly tough.We are just out of shape from spending the winter months eating and hibernating. The trail is rewarding with some nice views and creek beds and valleys. You never fully get away from the freeway traffic noise but after a while it just becomes a part of the experience. One thing we noticed was how polite everyone we met on the trail in passing was including the Mountain Bikers.We even got to pet a Doggo or two. Go check this trail out.

hiking
muddy
rocky
3 months ago

Biggest group of hikers we’ve had all year! First time hiking this trail and the park was beautiful! Everyone we encountered was super nice! It was a bit muddy in areas. A decent amount of incline. There are a few good resting areas. One with a picnic table and one bench. No real bluff views other than were the bench is seated which does provide a great scenic view. There is one area about a mile into the trail where you can easily run off trail if you are not paying attention but there is a sign that says private property beyond this point. There are clean bathrooms with soap and running water at the trail head. Trail says 3.4 miles but Apple Watch logged 4.2 miles Sunday 2.16.20 28 hikers + 2 pups

hiking
3 months ago

This is my favorite hike within an hour of home. Great rock formations, one or two great views, and a lot of natural diversity. I enjoy tacking on a bit of the Chubb Trail as well since the loop is a little short. Following the signs for Chubb when you get to the picnic table intersection will take you to an amazing rock "staircase" leading down towards the plains trails. From there you can follow the Meramec a while (although it is very muddy), or turn around and complete the loop.

hiking
rocky
3 months ago

Good hike - nice length for a morning hike and you still have the rest of the day. Lots of dogs on this trail, we brought our two and it was great for them! Watch for bikers. There are gravely sections that have loose rock so make sure you have sturdy shoes or you could turn your ankle.

Nicely maintained trails. 52 degree January day. Boo did great. Tired at the end.

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful trail with lots of varying scenery and elevation. somewhere along the way we cut across and missed a mile....will have to go back and do this one again.

hiking
rocky
6 months ago

Gorgeous outlook at the high elevation. Very friendly trail - dog friendly! Quite a lot of loose rock, manageable though!

hiking
rocky
6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

This trail was great! It has a lot of variety in elevation. Be aware of the bikers, though. They were all respectful of sharing the trail but sometimes we didn't hear them until they were right behind us and going fast. We saw lots of people with dogs and kids, too. Overall, a very good trail for everyone.

hiking
6 months ago

very populated trail with markers at the splits. well worn and rocked, so minimal chance to get lost. easy quick hike with pretty views! only downside is parking. there is hardly enough for the amount of people that hike and enjoy the park. the roads are also incredibly narrow, most times allowing only one vehicle at a time through, so drive slowly!

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