Lone Wolf Trail

MODERATE 226 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 offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
1.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
229 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

forest

river

views

muddy

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.

hiking
12 days ago

Nice trail along the river.

hiking
3 months ago

moderately challenging and pretty hike. 1 steep hill but the view at the end is beautiful. plenty of little kids, families, dogs, runners, and bikers. i hiked it solo and felt safe because of all the people.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice little trail with some challenging hills and a good variety of scenery: cliftop views, deep woods with steep sides, and a long creekside stroll.

hiking
6 months ago

Took a wrong turn but scenery was great.

hiking
6 months ago

I started out on the Lone Wolf trail and took a wrong turn onto the River Scene Trail. I noticed at about .2 mile after I should have turned and decided to keep going. Lots of great vistas overlooking the Meremac on both trails. The first .5 miles is a pretty steep incline but the views are worth it. That said, both trails could use more distinct markings. Orange and red are a little too similar for trails that intersect. Also, the River Scene Trail could use more markings toward the end. If it hadn't been for the recording feature in the All Trails app, I might still be wandering around in the woods.

6 months ago

Nice trail - steep incline in the beginning. Great views of the river at the top.

hiking
6 months ago

Excellent trail! Can't wait to try the river scene trail next.

hiking
6 months ago

Great hike! Very scenic with a decent workout mixed in

7 months ago

We enjoyed this trail a lot. Very scenic with some moderate to steeper inclines. Nice workout!

hiking
8 months 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.

hiking
9 months ago

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

10 months ago

This trail was a good way to build muscles and exercise

10 months ago

One of the easier hikes in this park. Beautiful views

10 months ago

This trail felt longer than it was. It was a lovely hike.

hiking
11 months ago

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Nice trail - some nice scenic overlooks

hiking
Sunday, November 06, 2016

Lovely hike by a river and with fantastic views from the bluffs. This trail has some traffic on a Saturday morning, but overall less busy than the River Scene Trail and, in my opinion, more serene and beautiful.

hiking
Sunday, November 06, 2016

Beautiful views. Good challenge for my 6 year old son.

hiking
Sunday, October 23, 2016

Perfect short hike with great scenery. Valley overlook is amazing.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Great trail, well beaten, with good views. Very well populated.

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