Hawk Ridge Trail

EASY 195 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: 282 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

walking

running

partially paved

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.

hiking
8 days ago

Easily accessible, well marked, beautifully situated and maintained. Visited this trail this week for the first time in years and can’t wait to go back.

hiking
27 days ago

Well maintained,good for dog walking

hiking
scramble
1 month ago

Many different loops to the trail, with great variety and public restrooms along the way.

hiking
3 months ago

A nice, easy trail. Trail was in good shape. Well marked.

3 months ago

As my first foray into hiking this was a good trail. It's half paved and half gravel. There's a good mix of scenery, grasslands, woods, ponds, and a creek. Even saw a deer. Took about 1.5 hrs. Was good way to wait out rush hour traffic.

hiking
3 months ago

Very beautiful.

3 months ago

well maintained. not crowded. hikers only (no bike or horse).

4 months ago

beautiful park - great open walking trails. dog park requires a membership/key fob

running
5 months ago

WHOA DOGGY. Beautiful park. Hilly winding and wooded terrain that opens up into rolling pastures. Well maintained trails and landscaping. Water and opens skies, amazing sycamores, Daffodils scattered thru the woods. And everyone smiles and says hi because I’m completely assuming they’re probably wealthy county peeps

hiking
8 months ago

Established gravel trail in the middle of St. Louis County. Mix of wooded and open areas. Met quite a few people, even in heavy snow.

8 months ago

Love this trail!

walking
10 months ago

Nice easy trail

running
11 months ago

Nice one for a cross country run but also nice to get away from the concrete of the city. It can seem like ur out in the country in some spots of the park. Too many deer in this park though and they look unhealthy

11 months ago

Gorgeous trail! A good mix of paved and gravel trail

Sunday, May 06, 2018

A good mix of paved and unpaved trails available. Lots of equestrian activity which was interesting to watch. Definitely a good place to hike or ride bikes.

walking
Saturday, April 28, 2018

Easy, we'll kept trail along various horse riding and activity areas...all in all a beautifully, simple adventure

hiking
Monday, February 26, 2018

Well maintained path. Not too much foot traffic. Decent views. Scattered receptacles for trash dog waste

walking
Sunday, January 28, 2018

I walk here a lot as it’s only a few minutes from home. Lots of asphalt and gravel, pretty level and easy walk. Downside is that it backs up to roads and residential areas. Also, heavily trafficked and loud.

hiking
Monday, July 24, 2017

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

hiking
Thursday, July 20, 2017

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

hiking
Thursday, July 13, 2017

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
Monday, June 26, 2017

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

Sunday, June 11, 2017

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.

Thursday, June 01, 2017

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.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

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.

hiking
Tuesday, May 09, 2017

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.

walking
Wednesday, April 05, 2017

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

Sunday, February 05, 2017

This was an easy hike - great for beginners or joggers

hiking
Thursday, December 29, 2016

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

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