Governor Bates Trail

MODERATE 15 reviews
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Governor Bates Trail is a 1.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Chesterfield, Missouri that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
180 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

wildlife

Governer Bates Trail

hiking
2 months ago

This trail is really nice, but this app says it’s 1.8mi and the trail itself is actually only 1.1 and it’s pretty difficult! It’s short, but pretty hilly! The scenery is really nice and there’s a couple of greenhouses along the way, too!

hiking
8 months ago

This trail is more an out and back trail than a loop. It is made a loop by using part of parking lots and sidewalks throughout Faust Park, which dampers the experience. We went off trail a bit to experience the beautiful wildflowers on the hillside. The trail itself travels through mature woods that are well maintained, there is a Creek and small wood crossing that adds charm to the experience. The STL Parks rate this trail as difficult, however, I agree more with the moderate rating here. It is short, although there are inclines, but still the inclines are on walkways making them easier to handle. I highly recommend taking the trail as an out and back.

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