Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails near Chesterfield with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Great loop around; easy trail and a little lake..

A good mix of paved and unpaved trails available. Lots of equestrian activity which was interesting to watch. Definitely a good place to hike or ride bikes.

walking
25 days ago

Easy, we'll kept trail along various horse riding and activity areas...all in all a beautifully, simple adventure

Would rate this 3.5. Well marked. Not too wet even though it had rained for 2 days. My dog enjoyed the walk. Will come back in dogwood season.

Definitely recommend you take a photo of the trail map as you enter the park. We had trouble finding where to find and start the trail even with this map, but we made it. It was a good hike, but it isn't one that we will definitely return to. We did both the green and blue loops.

hiking
2 months ago

Well maintained path. Not too much foot traffic. Decent views. Scattered receptacles for trash dog waste

Nice short hike!

hiking
3 months ago

This trail is really nice, but this app says it’s 1.8mi and the trail itself is actually only 1.1 and it’s pretty difficult! It’s short, but pretty hilly! The scenery is really nice and there’s a couple of greenhouses along the way, too!

walking
3 months ago

I walk here a lot as it’s only a few minutes from home. Lots of asphalt and gravel, pretty level and easy walk. Downside is that it backs up to roads and residential areas. Also, heavily trafficked and loud.

nice trail for me and my dog. not very challenging. well groomed.

Nice walk!

hiking
5 months ago

Nice, short scenic trail. Floods easily, but it is now completely accessible. Go off trail on the backside of the trail for a nice view of the Missouri River.

Quick and easy. Well established trail and well marked too. Perfect for my aging dog and the younger one too.

Short. Best in Fall.

Dogwood Trail is beautiful, my favorite of the two. We took the little path to the spring; will definitely return for hikes in the Fall, Winter, and Spring.

Nice collection of 3 or 4 different hikes here at Babler, each between 2 and 3 miles in length. Can string them together for longer hikes.

trail was in good condition. the bugs were bad though. kids had a good time.

hiking
9 months ago

This trail is more an out and back trail than a loop. It is made a loop by using part of parking lots and sidewalks throughout Faust Park, which dampers the experience. We went off trail a bit to experience the beautiful wildflowers on the hillside. The trail itself travels through mature woods that are well maintained, there is a Creek and small wood crossing that adds charm to the experience. The STL Parks rate this trail as difficult, however, I agree more with the moderate rating here. It is short, although there are inclines, but still the inclines are on walkways making them easier to handle. I highly recommend taking the trail as an out and back.

hiking
9 months ago

Quiet, low traffic, beautiful trees. We thoroughly enjoyed!

hiking
9 months ago

Nice trail - mostly gravel - some shade / some sun - is a little hilly in spots but fairly easy

hiking
10 months ago

I'm happy to pay tax dollars to support this amazing park and trails! St. Louis County's best escape for trailwalking!

hiking
10 months ago

I really enjoyed this trail --- it's very quiet with minimal traffic. There is good amounts of shade and you can veer off and take a couple other trails marked on the posts. Lots of nature and beauty in this trail. I did both hiking and running.

I am from Chicago and visit family in STL - bout 25 minutes from where we stay and it was worth it! You don't want to miss this trail!

hiking
10 months ago

Easy trail with some hills - some areas in shade but a lot of areas in full sun as well - great for families with small kids

hiking
10 months ago

This was a decent bit of exercise. Half the trail is paved and in full sunlight and half is in more wooded, with gravel paths.

There was also an equestrian event and tons of golf carts shuttling people up and down the trail.

I doubt I would do this trail again since there are many better, local options.

Great trail for everyone. A lot of wildlife. Stay on the main 4 mile trail for an easy hike or take one of the alternate trails for a steeper hike. I enjoyed the whole experience. Highly recommend.

short with some big hills. kid friendly

Trails are in great shape other than a few trees have been blown down across the trail, but you can climb over them.

Depending on the pedestrian traffic, this is usually a great trail. Has a few hills, enough to make it interesting, but not so many that the hike is hard. Mainly pretty easy with a few moderately hard inclines.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Both trails are easily followed and easy to walk. You can take a break in between the separate trails. We followed the sign to a natural spring on the Dogwood trail. We saw families with toddlers and dogs.

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