Explore the most popular wheelchair friendly trails in Missouri with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
10 hours ago

Paved path to some castle ruins. Couple of interesting overlooks. Good family outing.

Will definitely do this hike again. The trail is paved until you reach the Cats Paw, which is the lookout, then gravel trails split off each side. We walked around the lookout and down the rock to the St. Francois River rapids. Really cool area. We hung out on the rocks for about an hour.

Lots of fun things to look at and discuss while walking/hiking.

hiking
12 days ago

A fine, paved trail through beautiful woods and along rock faces. Lots of locals use it for biking, jogging, and dogs, and you'll see families of all ages out there in the evenings. The paved trail follows a creek, which follows a railroad, which is right on the edge of Hannibal, so you're never far from the sound of vehicles, and unfortunately there is some degree of debris at either end of the trail.

The loop marked by Shannon Street on the map is actually a second walking path, no fear of motorized vehicles. If you take that route, you will pass by grand limestone caves, the very ones which inspired the cave scenes in Mark Twain's "Tom Sawyer"! These caves all have special gates to keep people out but let the native bats come and go freely.

I went out on May 9th about 1 hour before sunset in hopes of seeing bats. But I was informed the big swarms are only in the Fall. So I didn't see any groups emerging from the caves, but I did spy a few flitting around the treetops.

13 days ago

Flat easy with multiple stops for traffic. Nice views. Will repeat.

walking
17 days ago

Very nice trail, although heavily populated in areas. Be aware if you take this trail, there are multiple runners, walkers, and bikers that use this along with families.

Nice little walk by the waterfront. Good amount of people out and about.

The most interesting features of the park are in the west side. A few folks out on a Saturday afternoon, using the picnic shelters, playing baseball, and just laying around. Nice place and plenty of parking.

hiking
17 days ago

Short easy hike through some rock formations. Super busy on a Saturday morning with lots of kids around. It's fun to act like a kid and climb around the rocks a bit.

17 days ago

Gorgeous hidden treasure

This is simply the most beautiful park in Saint Louis. I lived about three blocks east of it on Magnolia Avenue for many years during college. Despite being sandwiched between two very busy thoroughfares you can still get lost in the nature of this park.

Every season offers incredible depth, if you arrive early after a fresh, powdery snowfall in the early morning hours it's quiet and stunning. The spring is vibrant and alive in TGP, with the smell of flowers blooming and bright spectrums of color from the various blooming flora. Summer is green and alive with people playing kickball, cycling, running and walking. Fall is majestic with shades of ochre and the soft crunch of leaves under your feet.

Visit this park, it's absolutely amazing and has so much to offer.

We went on Saturday. I expected it to be busy because it was a nice weekend. It was not. We did see the buffalo and they were not behind any fence. The trail was not marked real well, but it is prairie so you can't really get lost

walking
24 days ago

Great Trail

This is more of a light walk. Hardly anyone was there which was really nice. It has some cute little bridge crossing and beautiful scenery

walking
27 days ago

Quick getaway and worth the trip

walking
1 month ago

Easy hike to start off a full day of exploring the park. The path is paved which is nice. It was definitely the most crowded area of the park. Interesting to learn the history of the castle from the placards.

hiking
1 month ago

Well maintained. Narrow path. Crowded but dog friendly.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice views of the lake and the old rock quarry. Wide trail that is well maintained for easy walking or bike riding.

Very nice trail with a beautiful stream. We went on a nice early spring day.

hiking
1 month ago

Quick, educational hike on a well maintained trail.

This trail starts with a very nice parking lot with clean, nice bathrooms. There is a very well done Memorial also close to parking lot. The bridge takes you right down to the river and it has wide paved trail. The views of the tankers passing by is really pretty cool. The trail is all paved or has cobblestones. There is a longer trail that continues through the park which I seen several deer at.
I really enjoyed it! I will definitely be back!

hiking
1 month ago

Flat, easy walk around a beautiful state park.

Nice walk. Not really much hiking but rated higher do to scenic views and picnic areas. Great stop if in area to have picnic. There are two trails that aren't very long that trail the creek.

Short trail. Beautiful spring. Make sure you walk up the path. Noticed that people thought the spring was just the lower level. The spring itself is up higher.

Really cool place. Definitely check out the cavern while you're there too.

I used my fitness bike to ride this combination of two trails (Cabin Fever Trail & Anita Gorman Trail). The trail is paved and wide and follows the shoreline of the lake. I started at the Cabin Fever Trailhead at the south end and rode to the Anita Gorman Trailhead at the north end, then returned. My Garmin device showed it as 17.5 miles out and back.

The Elephant Rocks are the highlight of the trail. We ended up off the trail climbing through the rocks for quite a bit of it. The trail is nice because it’s paved though. The Engine House Ruin on the trail was really cool.

Love this trail. It is paved but then you can go farther down river that is more hiking type.

road biking
1 month ago

I used this wide, paved trail for the first time biking from my home near Liberty, MO to my son's home, which is west of I-29 and south of Hwy 152, which is about a 17 mile one way trip. This part of the city has a number of bike friendly streets and this trail connects nicely with them providing safe biking for a 5 mile stretch adjacent Hwy 152. The trail is situated between the highway and residential areas or open fields. You will hear highway noise on most of the trail, but it doesn't really detract from the enjoyment of the pleasant corridor. There are trees bordering much of the trail so when the leaves are on, there should be plenty of shade. Where the trail intersects major streets, there are traffic lights and crosswalks. The west end of the trail provides access to a outdoor shopping center with restaurants.

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