Explore the most popular kid friendly 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.

Trail is mostly paved or gravel road. Once you get to the trail it’s nice and feels like your off the beaten path. But really that section is only about 0.8 miles and the rest feels like your hiking in a recreational park.

14 days ago

Nice trail that’s mostly a fine gravel path. There are multiple resting / viewing areas with benches. Also it was surprisingly scenic being so close to the Chesterfield valley shopping centers.

Easy hike. Elevation gains were very short or very gradual. No rivers or bluffs. Nice trees. no flowers in July. Hike got confusing as it crossed many other paths. Having a map was very helpful.

Good beginner hikes. Some elevation change but not difficult. Light traffic for a Saturday morning. Clearly marked. Lots of shade on this wooded trail.

I love these two trails. Both are loops and allow you to go straight from one to the next if you want to keep hiking. Dogwood is much more difficult than woodbine. I recommend good foot wear as the trails can be quite rough. Trails are almost entirely wooded.

Knocked these two out today along with the equestrian trail. Saw a lot of wildlife on the trails with deer, lizards, chipmunks, turtles, and a skunk that wouldn’t let me pass for some time. Take away the skunk and the three dozen or so webs I ran in to and the hikes were a great way to start my summer vacation from teaching.

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.

3 months 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.

5 months ago

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

6 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!

6 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!

8 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.

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.

11 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.

Saturday, August 05, 2017

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

Monday, July 24, 2017

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

Thursday, July 20, 2017

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

Thursday, July 13, 2017

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!

Monday, June 26, 2017

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

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Sunday, June 11, 2017

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.

Thursday, June 01, 2017

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.

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