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Ruth Park Nature Trail

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Ruth Park

Ruth Park Nature Trail is a 1.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near St. Louis, Missouri that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.2 miles Elevation Gain: 59 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

running

forest

Short hike through a wooded neighborhood trail

hiking
2 days ago

Good little trail for locals. Not worth driving out to check out.

hiking
2 months ago

Where are you suppose to park for this trail?

hiking
Sun Mar 31 2019

A pleasant, fast trail in a residential area. Fun for a quick hike.

hiking
Fri Mar 15 2019

This is a decent place to walk or run if you just want something that isn’t paved with some trees. Not really hiking though. You can hear the cars and see buildings from the trail. But overall it’s pretty for being in the city.

hiking
Sat Feb 16 2019

Sandwiched between the Ruth Park Golf course and the asian restaurant strip on Olive, Ruth Park Wood can be accessed from both the McKnight and 81st Street sides. The River Des Peres runs parallel with a portion of the trail. The trail has a gravel base and is shaded by some nice mature tree species. There are several benches and many informative tree markers along the trail as well as a picnic shelter. Unfortunately trail maintenance can use some effort and the wood’s ground is overrun with euonymus. It’s a nice short hike and possibly a good birding hotspot during migration season. I have often seen many interesting species while playing the adjacent golf course.

walking
Sat Nov 25 2017

This is a pleasant little trail on the edge of a golf course. While it is too urban to escape the noise of the surrounding city, the secluded trail itself is beautiful with lots of tall trees and creeks. It is well maintained. My only complaint is the leaf recycling area in the middle of the trail which is an eyesore, but all in all, this is a great place for a short escape from the city.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

running
8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
Sat Mar 02 2019

hiking
Thu Oct 04 2018

hiking
Wed Feb 28 2018