St. Stanislaus Trail

MODERATE 37 reviews
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St. Stanislaus Trail is a 1.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Florissant, Missouri that features a lake and is rated as moderate. 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
1.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
229 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

bugs

old growth

over grown

scramble

washed out

810 acre Conservation area located in North St. Louis County. 3.5 miles of trails within the conservation area that runs along the Missouri river. Trails are well maintained for the most part winding through the Missouri river bottoms and up to the bluffs. A few structures remain from the Seminary Retreat which the area got its name from.

hiking
1 month ago

Excellent wildlife opportunities. And some great ruins to discover from 19th century monks.

hiking
4 months ago

The trails are really overgrown and the mosquitos are terrible.

hiking
5 months ago

This has a few different trails and I wish someone would have explained it to me, so I will explain it here. There is no postings of the trails.
There are technically 4 trails. If you park on the left side coming from 370 there are 3 trails.

1. A short paved trail through the bottom of the hill. It is very short and very overgrown with honeysuckle.
2. A trail that looks like a country road to the left that goes pretty far to the Missouri river. I haven't gotten to the river as the mosquitoes were bad and it was overgrown and I had my 10 mos old with me. There are some pretty open glades or flood plains. It eventually tapers to a smaller trail. very hot in the summer.
3. This trail goes up the hill. After you go over a bridge and start the incline. It's not fun when muddy. It isn't marked well and can be very overgrown. I've done this trail in fall and enjoyed it. At the top i turned left and there is a partial overlook of the flood plain.

If you park on the right parking area on the other side of the street you will have the 4th trail.
4. A paved trail that ends at a clearing with a bench. it's a nice walk not so much if a hike. You can hike after that clearing. Lots of spiders and over growth. It would be a decent hike if kept up.

Overall it saddens me that these trails aren't kept but I'd think it maybe difficult with the flooding. Too many mosquitoes are too be expected, it's a flood plain. The over growth is cumbersome. I tried to like it.

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9 months ago

The trails aren't marked and it is very easy to end up on the private property.

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10 months ago

walking
Thursday, July 28, 2016

hiking
Monday, July 11, 2016

Go watch the sunset on top of the hill on the trail with the bridge.

hiking
Friday, July 01, 2016

Friday, June 24, 2016

Worst trail. Garbage was all over the trails, standing smelly water, HUGE flies following the whole way. Wasn't kept up well at all.

Friday, June 17, 2016

hiking
Sunday, May 29, 2016

This was the worst trail I have ever hiked. I even ended up on a completely different trail by following the this one. It is disgusting. Standing water, mosquito breeding ground, low hanging vegetation, no animals. It's not marked well, obviously. If you want to get eaten alive by bugs and slide in mud while taking in the stench of the standing water, hike here. I have hiked quite a few trails in Missouri and this is, by far, the worst.

hiking
Saturday, May 14, 2016

hiking
Saturday, March 26, 2016

cross country skiing
Sunday, November 29, 2015

First left off fork was a little creepy...trash and stagnant water. And it led to private property during hunting season! The middle trail on fork was steep but worth hike.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

yeah i like this trail..not fancy..no markers. nice scenery. next time i'm taking a plastic bag to pick up trash on my backtrack..its a real no frills dirt path...easy to follow. not difficult at all but not boring either...