Trail Among the Trees

EASY 53 reviews

Trail Among the Trees is a 1.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Glencoe, Missouri that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. 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
1.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
246 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bridge out

hiking
7 days ago

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14 days ago

nice trails, even on hot day the tree tops kept it nice and cool

hiking
20 days ago

Definitely challenging with elevation gains. We ended up veering off Lime Kiln to take Trail Among The Trees and then to Rock Quarry and back again. Both are pretty scenic, though Lime Kiln is more challenging. Would visit again. Lots of downed and dead trees in some spots, with just a few parts of the trail blocked by such (but still navigable). Part of a bridge is out on Trail Among the Trees so there is a detour around it, though we ended up going that way anyway and climbing up the side. We went on a week day and there was little to no other hikers there.

21 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

short loop, it made it more interesting because there was a bridge out and helped reduce the traffic but still more people enjoying the day on the trails than I like.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy enough for small kids, but moderate enough to keep it interesting for teens and adults. Beautiful cliffs, ravines and boulders.

1 month ago

1 month ago

2 months ago

Bridge is still out but it's still doable. Good trail for newbies and families. Lots of interesting fauna & flora too if you're paying attention.

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail! Love all the great rock formations and nice overlooks.

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

The missing bridge added a bit of adventure for my 9 year old who accompanied me.

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

A beautiful hike if you don't want to deal with mud since it's mostly paved. The bridge isn't fixed yet but you can climb around it pretty easy.

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Did a night hike put on by the MO conservation department. Trail was nice and pretty easy. There is some incline but nothing too strenuous. Good for a quick walk.

hiking
6 months ago

Trail was nice but didn't get to complete it do to a tree failure that took out the bridge - but it was interesting to see the force that a fallen tree can have on a man-made structure. Will need to go back and complete this trail sometime

hiking
6 months ago

The first part of the trail is super-easy unless you decide to climb on some of the gorgeous bluffs and rock formations along the trail, an act explicitly and strictly forbidden by the signs. Therefore, we did not touch the bluff with the cave, where the signs were, but we did ascend a very small offshoot in front of one of the formations to find the perfect spot for an ambush, should one ever seek to become a bandit. The last formation before the washed-out bridge was covered with a gaggle of ten children, so we slid past that one as quickly as possible.

If you're looking to avoid hills, however, you should definitely turn back at the site of the ex-bridge or face immediate disappointment. The ascent begins immediately after; while not overwhelming, it was certainly strenuous enough to make this old woman pant a bit.

I can't comment much on the rest of the scenery at this time, because it was late dusk while we finished the trail and the light was dim. What we could see was interesting enough for us to mark this hike for a return trip so that we could get some decent pictures.

All in all, a very nice hike, and more enjoyable than I would usually expect from a paved trail.