Hawk Ridge Trail

EASY 66 reviews

Hawk Ridge Trail is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Chesterfield, Missouri and is good for all skill levels. 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
4.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
324 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

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.

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2 months ago

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

hiking
2 months ago

I'm happy to pay tax dollars to support this amazing park and trails! St. Louis County's best escape for trailwalking!

hiking
3 months ago

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3 months 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
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Easy trail with some hills - some areas in shade but a lot of areas in full sun as well - great for families with small kids

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3 months ago

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4 months ago

This was a decent bit of exercise. Half the trail is paved and in full sunlight and half is in more wooded, with gravel paths.

There was also an equestrian event and tons of golf carts shuttling people up and down the trail.

I doubt I would do this trail again since there are many better, local options.

4 months ago

4 months ago

Great trail for everyone. A lot of wildlife. Stay on the main 4 mile trail for an easy hike or take one of the alternate trails for a steeper hike. I enjoyed the whole experience. Highly recommend.

4 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.

5 months ago

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5 months ago

Enjoyed this gravel trail. It's not a "onto the woods" trail but there are some beautiful scenery and tucked away places. Look over the map as there are quite a few trails.