Forest Park Trail is a 6.5 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.

6.5 miles
229 feet

dogs on leash



mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

trail running



partially paved


wild flowers

1 month ago

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!

road biking
2 months ago

Very safe during the day. Family friendly. Love forest park!

2 months ago

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.

3 months ago

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.

4 months ago

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.

5 months ago

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.

7 months ago

Great place to walk, run or bike.

8 months ago

9 months ago

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.

trail running
Saturday, October 07, 2017

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

road biking
Friday, August 11, 2017

My family and I rented bikes for the day and explored Forrest Park. We had a great time and the park was very easy to navigate. My 7 year old son was able to keep up on the trails and my 20 month old daughter rode along in a Burley. There are 30 miles of trails that run through the park. There are bike racks at all the different places that you can stop and visit. You can pick up a detailed map from the visitors center which is very helpful; however they do have basic maps placed along the trails throughout the park. Exploring the park by bike is definitely the best way to see the park. It allows you to cover the vast area in the most efficient way.

Wednesday, August 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!

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Best trail in stl!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Beautiful trails

Friday, June 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.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

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

Monday, May 22, 2017

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

Sunday, May 21, 2017

A beautiful place to walk or run. wear sunscreen, there is not always shade.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Nice paved trail switches between gravel and blacktop to share trail with bikers. Everyone my pup and I passed were very friendly. Flowers, pond, sculptures, lots to see along the way.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Mostly paved - some dirt paths - easy hiking - great for kids or first timers

road biking
Sunday, April 09, 2017

Great easy road bike trail.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Definitely has improved from 20 years ago

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Great for the family. Various different trails from paved to single track hiking only. Not to mention the Art Museum "Art Hill" view of the grand basin is beautiful. A must destination!

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

This is a great trail I like

trail running
Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Mostly paved but a nice run.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Beautiful city park with a lot to see and do.

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

I thought this was regarded as the forest park trail, but guess not. I ditto what the reviewer said before me.

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

I've hiked the kennedy forest. Very small and loops on itself, but convenient when you live in the city where there are few options to be surrounded by trees.

Monday, January 04, 2016

Fantastic Park - did a short 2.5 walk with a Meetup group - divided bike/walking paths are a plus.

trail running
Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Love walking these trails during the week--weekends can be a little crazy, with all the tourist activities in the park--so parking can be a pain. However, there are multiple routes to take, and plenty of restrooms and water fountains. Still my favorite place to work out!

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