Lone Wolf Trail

MODERATE 163 reviews
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Lone Wolf Trail is a 1.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Ballwin, Missouri that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, camping, and mountain biking and is best used from April until October.

DISTANCE
1.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
265 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

camping

hiking

mountain biking

walking

beach

forest

river

views

muddy

Lone Wolf Trail (orange arrows) This trail parallels the River Scene Trail on top of the bluffs before plunging into the Kiefer Creek valley. The trail then follows the south bank of Kiefer Creek. There is also a creek crossing that connects this trail with Grotpeter Trail. The trail was originally built to allow bicyclists access to the bluff area, but it is also an excellent hiking trail. Features along the trail include beautiful ridge top views, fern covered bluffs and a gravel strewn creek bed. The trail is named in honor of the Lone Wolf Club, a speak easy/tavern from the historic resort era. The club is adjacent to the park near the trail on private property.

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10 days ago

Gorgeous trail, would easily be one of my favorites if it weren't for the high amount of foot traffic. If you're considering visiting Castlewood, go early during the week. This place is PACKED on weekends! Very scenic, dog-friendly (but PLEASE pick up after your dog and keep it on-leash). Can be muddy in spots. Lots of little off-shoots to explore for scenery. I did this loop and River Scene Trail together for a nice hike. This one has a pretty steep incline at "the stairs" if you aren't entering from the west end, so be prepared. The stairs are VERY narrow and can be difficult to pass others, especially with dogs. When I went a few months ago, some of the slats on the steps were missing and my dog fell through. They seemed to have been fixed the last time I went though, just be cautious.

I prefer the Lewis & Clark trails (near Defiance, MO) only because it is far less trafficked on weekends.

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Followed the red markers on the trees and ended up crossing the train tracks. Do not make the same mistake. Very misleading.

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This trail was a good way to build muscles and exercise

2 months ago

One of the easier hikes in this park. Beautiful views

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