Hawk Ridge Trail

EASY 24 reviews

Hawk Ridge Trail is a 4 mile loop trail located near Ballwin, Missouri and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, horses, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
357 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

horseback riding

Hawk Ridge trail is a 4 mile loop trail that follows the perimeter of the park and is a good mix of woodlands and meadows. Some of the highlights are several 200-300 year old trees along the route. Most of the champion trees are marked with plaques describing their species and age. If hiking in the afternoon to early evening you are almost guaranteed to pass a few deer along the way. Portions of the trail are open to equestrian travel, and there are large fields with equestrian jumps and obstacles too. There is plenty of room on the trail for bikes. The trail is paved or hard-packed gravel and marked extremely well. Please note that new signs have been placed along the southern section and the trail appears to have been moved from what is shown on the posted maps.

10 days ago

hiking
23 days ago

Nice trail - mostly gravel - some shade / some sun - is a little hilly in spots but fairly easy

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

I really enjoyed this trail --- it's very quiet with minimal traffic. There is good amounts of shade and you can veer off and take a couple other trails marked on the posts. Lots of nature and beauty in this trail. I did both hiking and running.

I am from Chicago and visit family in STL - bout 25 minutes from where we stay and it was worth it! You don't want to miss this trail!

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

2 months ago

Depending on the pedestrian traffic, this is usually a great trail. Has a few hills, enough to make it interesting, but not so many that the hike is hard. Mainly pretty easy with a few moderately hard inclines.

walking
4 months ago

not so much a hike as a walk- paved or gravel throughout. still gorgeous and well worth it

4 months ago

5 months ago

6 months ago

This was an easy hike - great for beginners or joggers

7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Nice and easy day hike. Pretty scenery. Will definitely come back to see how it is in the Spring.

10 months ago

Challenging enough to give a good workout but not a difficult trail at all. Nice inclines and beautiful scenery. The sections that are heavily wooded are beautiful.

Friday, March 04, 2016

Saturday, February 06, 2016

mountain biking
Monday, December 28, 2015

hiking
Thursday, November 26, 2015

hiking
Sunday, September 27, 2015

hiking
Friday, July 11, 2014