Forest Park Heels Path

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Forest Park Heels Path is a 5.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near St. Louis, 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.

Distance: 5.8 miles Elevation Gain: 200 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

views

wild flowers

This gravel path runs parallel to the paved "Wheel Path" and is intended for pedestrians.

hiking
1 month ago

Didn't finish because the little dog got tired. had to cut through. But as always beautiful trail

hiking
2 months ago

One of the most beautiful parks in the city. I do prefer the more secluded trails, but for being so close to me this is great! It was nice to be able to cut threw the park to get back to my car since I had to be somewhere and timed my walk wrong. I would rate it easy, no rough terrain at all.

walking
4 months ago

10/12/19 Probably more easy than intermediate. Interstate noise sucks on the south side of the park, but overall nice for the middle of the city.

hiking
5 months ago

I have visited for the hot air baloon glow show and it was quit amazing the park has a good cycle track too, trails and fishing, a park that we can experience a lot.

hiking
5 months ago

Best city park!

hiking
5 months ago

This native St. Louisan will always love Forest Park. This trail has a little something for everyone, and plenty of activities to enjoy along the way if you’re wanting to make a whole day of it. I personally enjoy more quiet, out of the way trails, whereas the traffic can be rather loud along much of this route. However, it will remain a go-to spot for me.

hiking
6 months ago

I think it’s an excellent trail that offers easy access, great views and on occasion, you may even see the police horses in the corral that are eager for petting. The trail also has plenty of benches and a few water recharge stations. It’s a must do in the city.

hiking
6 months ago

Trail is extremely well maintained. Very busy. Lots is trails in this park, museums, and the zoo. The zoo is free here. Good place to spend the day!

hiking
bugs
6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Amazing stroll around the park with my dog on our way through St. Louis. Make sure you make a stop at the boat house restaurant if you have a dog in the middle of the park! They are super friendly .

walking
bugs
8 months ago

running
8 months ago

Great scenic route!

hiking
8 months ago

Stoney bologna in FoPa, reppin the whole damn park with Bae. And those FORESTS

11 months ago

Great trail for running

hiking
11 months ago

Hike 11

Tue Oct 09 2018

This is the best trail in the state. I have hundreds of miles here running, cycling, walking etc. plus they have restrooms near. Love Forest Park Forever!

hiking
Wed Aug 22 2018

This is one of the most scenic urban park that I've ever seen. The grand basin area in particular is amazing which overlook the art museum. The attractions in this park, the art museum and zoo are a must see destination if you're in St Louis. I find the history museum a bit of a bore though.

Sun Jul 15 2018

Beautifully built trail along historic Forest Park. Give yourself plenty of time to explore. The Jewel Box is at the end of the park, and further along you hit the Zoo. Great trail, easy for children and pets. It gets congested early, and be warned there will be a LOT of people. Its not a wilderness hiking trail; it's the main path through Forest Park. However, it's terrific for jogging, biking, and running/walking. You can meander off the path and find little spots for peace and relaxation. All the museums are free, Art and History plus Science Center. This path will lead you to each however it does not lead to the Arch. You have to take a different trail to that but all the Museums can be accessed by this trail.

walking
Fri Jun 22 2018

A great trail for walking, biking, etc. there are so many ways you can allow yourself to “get lost” wandering through the park. Or, choose to stay on the main path. Easy to follow. Water bottle refilling stations are along the trail. It is most congested along the north side of the park/trail.

walking
Wed Jun 06 2018

I really love the walking trails in this park. You can hit the pave trail or the gravel trail. I like that you can really get a nice work out (walking). There are a lot of hills through out the park that makes your work out a little different than just walking a flat trail. Depending on the time that you go (or if there is an event in the park) it can get a little congested. I like going early in the morning. But whenever you go, you will enjoy yourself.

walking
Tue Apr 03 2018

Great place to walk, run or bike.

Wed Mar 14 2018

hiking
Wed Jan 24 2018

Tourists and residents alike I suggest getting a Forest Park Guide book or read on the history of the park/area before embarking on park exploration, this will make the experience more enriching.

running
Sat Oct 07 2017

Loved this trail! Easy to find, easy to follow, perfect length and just hard enough.

walking
Wed Aug 09 2017

Lots to see in this beautiful park; you could easily spend hours walking around here. Mostly a relaxing sightseeing tour experience, in my opinion, but I would love to go back!

Sat Jul 29 2017

Best trail in stl!

hiking
Sun Jul 16 2017

Beautiful trails

Fri Jun 02 2017

Mostly paved and out in the open unless you go to the Kennedy forest area. There's a small creek and more hiking-like conditions.

Sat May 27 2017

Been running, walking, biking and enjoying near daily for 50 years, can't go wrong!

Mon May 22 2017

nice lot of things to do in forest park good trails.

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