Lost Valley Trail Loop is a 10.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Defiance, Missouri that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, nature trips, and mountain biking and is best used from March until December. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length10.2 miElevation gain636 ftRoute typeLoop
dog friendlyHikingMountain bikingNature tripsrunningForestPartially pavedRiverViewsWildlifeBugsMuddyRockyScramble
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A combination of woodsy trails, old roads and a few streams to cross.

Good parking at trailhead.

From US 40/I-64 go West on Hwy 94 for about 6 miles. The parking/trailhead are on the right.

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peter User
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Jennifer Fant
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Rodion Kirkland
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Running

Took the short loop for someone at my experience level. Good run but be cautious since it can get muddy.

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Greg Helton
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Hiking

South section from connector muddy due to snow melt. Still a great hike. Creeks is flowing.

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Doug Haselhorst
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Another great morning on the trail!

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Terri Sallee
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Gorgeous the day after a snow! My first time here but won’t be the last.

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Steven Edwards
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Doug Haselhorst
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HikingGreat!

Another great morning on the trail!

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C Larson
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Mike Shoults
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Hiking

Definitely more of a mountain biking trail. No real scenic views.

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Edmond Rieffer
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matt anderson
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Nick Edwards
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HikingGreat!

Hey I’m just posting because we saw multiple lost items out there. Going to try and post picture of them. Today 12/27/20

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kmw p
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cj otpo
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not too crowded

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Victor Alm
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Amazing!

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Flaviu Leordeanu
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matt anderson
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Brenda Schnettler
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Kiara Hill
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Wear good shoes or boots, because the terrain can be pretty rough at times but overall a really good hike. Will definitely be doing again.

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Ryan Hagan
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Sean Hitt
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Alec VanLanduit
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Levi Harris
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Hiking

This wasn’t my favorite trail for sure. A large portion of it was either paved or graveled, which reminded me of walking on lease roads when I would hunt with my Dad as a little boy. It was also very stony, so that even in my hiking boots, I imagine I’ll have some tender spots in the morning. There also weren’t many beautiful vistas. That said, part of my perspective comes from just having hiked Zombie Trail in Glencoe last weekend, which was gorgeous. And judging this trail on its own, it was plenty challenging for my current fitness level. (At least three women I saw walking on the trail with teenage sons or middle-aged husbands told me in motherly tones that the trail was long and precarious and I should turn back. I appreciated the concerns but felt like I must look bewildered, worn out, or both.) The trail was just as I expected it to be, and in fact I was able to give a young couple directions using the All Trails app, which they thought was an amazing tool. As always, the trail was longer than estimated by this app. My health apps on phone and watch say I walked over 12 miles. But having come to expect that, I wasn’t thrown off a bit. I would save this trail for serious, faster-paced exercise, and choose prettier trails for slow rambles with kids and tender-footed dogs.

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George Hruza
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Christian Woodward
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Great trail, not too challenging or crowded. Nice and peaceful. More cyclists than hikers.

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Kyle Tilly
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M J
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Daniel Hart
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Mountain bikingGreat!

one a my favorite trails there easy and a good work out . been riding them for a long time. cant wait for the new section to open up.

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Sarah Nielson
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We went on Nov 3rd.... We (1 adult and 5 kids) heard gunshots from the beginning. I continued on the trail because it was clearly marked as a hiking trail and assumed the shots were coming from somewhere else) But about a mile in, we saw a trail of blood. It didn't look like something had died but it was a significant amount of blood. It was too much to be from an injured hiker or biker. It definitely looked like an animal had been shot and ran off. I couldn't tell how close the gunshots were but it was nerve wracking to hear so many shots (we heard at least 15) and then see the blood on the trail.

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