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Overgrown and littered with trash. Only was able to go about 1/4 mike before turning back and was covered in ticks. Doesn’t look like the trail ha been maintained in years.

I did a small backpacking trip with a few teenagers on this trail, and we all had a blast. Well marked trails and a nice campground!

hiking
18 hours ago

Nice trail. I enjoyed the elevation changes, was also able to run part of the trail.

I skipped Dogwood and did Yellow trail and an offshoot I came across. Beautiful area, but pretty muddy due to heavy equestrian traffic. I think I would have enjoyed it more as a trail ride instead of a hike.

The parking for this trail is directly off of Olive. There are maybe 7 parking spots. Even though this trail was very short, I spent about half of the hike following dead-end trails which was frustrating. It is very peaceful and doesn't look like it gets a lot of foot traffic, but the trail follows right behind someone's backyard. It is very well-shaded and has decent elevation change for such a short hike.

Tried hiking this trail... it’s really more like strolling through neighborhoods on a paved, flat trail. If you’re looking for a hiking trail, I’d go somewhere else.

great trail! challenging switch backs! West loop is 6 miles. A good length with many connector loops and well marked.

I hate to give this one 3 stars, since this is my local neighborhood park. But seriously, the trails are very narrow and sometimes overgrown, there’s a fair amount of trash along the trails, and they don’t appear very well maintained. That said, the park is nice and is a good place to get out of the city, while still being right in the middle of the city.

Very nice hike with my 15 and 11 year old kiddos. Took the trail to the grotto and cave, very unique and certainly worth a couple of hours.

Good trail with a couple of places where you get a nice view of the river.

backpacking
2 days ago

Tough trail. Lots of loose rocks and grade changes. Challenging but fun. Ticks are abundant.

Easy trail. Only saw two people on a weekday morning. Very well marked. Easy parking.

this trail offers a beautiful scenic atmosphere while challenging your endurance a little bit. my 2 and 7 year old loved it

good scenic trail for the whole family

Beautiful trail. Not well marked so use this map reference to guide you. I got a little off track for a bit and it ended up being a 7 mile hike!

Fun hike in the hot weather. But tougher than I remember. But still a good one

Great view and easy to trails

hiking
4 days ago

fast pace trail very cool temps throughout the hike due to the woods

4 days ago

very scenic, but to busy for me!

mountain biking
4 days ago

Nice fun trail full of flow but badly marked to find your way around or out.

The loop trail and out and back trail to the cave total 5.3 miles. The loop trail mostly goes through forest but there are a couple of glades and some nice bluff views of the valley around the Current River.

Cave Spring is the highlight of the trail. Toward the bottom of the trail leading to the cave there are about 100 yards of stinging nettles that you will have to wade through before coming to the cave. You can then walk on a path back into the cave a little ways or stand in the Current River and enjoy the view of the cave and watch Northern Rough-winged Swallows flying about. The trail back to the trailhead follows for quite a ways what looks like an old logging road.

hiking
5 days ago

Lots of ticks. More rustic than I expected.

Brother and I have done ~4 and 5-mile stretches of this trail a few times. It's a nice, well-maintained trail, though the signage is less than helpful in some places. Small variety of features to see. We saw a nice mushroom in a more lush part of the trail and cacti with wildflowers in a rockier part of the trail. (Photos uploaded.) Want to spend more time with it and log more miles on it.

Trail was great for hiking giving nice views from the ridge line. Gave some good elevation change if you’re wanting to push yourself. The shooting range, located at the entrance to the trailhead, was a bit jarring and not so serene. Since it was a loop, we knew we were almost done with the trail when we heard the sounds of war.

hiking
5 days ago

There are actually two trails here. One is an easy and wide chat trail out and back to the mill. It is 1/4 mile in length and starts at a kiosk in the parking lot next to the cemetery. Half way to the mill on this trail the trailhead for Mill View Trail may be found off the left side of the trail and at the north end of the lake.

Mill View Trail is a 1.5 mile loop trail that crosses the creek (you will get your feet wet) and ascends to an overlook of the dam and picturesque mill. After that the trail continues ascending up to a bluff overlook of Huzzah Creek before entering forest. There are several tall pines along the trail. In addition to the nice views, highlights of this trail were at least a dozen different species of mushroom and a baby Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher on the ground just off the trail.

easy family walk

Fun, short hike

This is the most beautiful hike in the St Louis area.

hiking
6 days ago

Beautiful scenery, well maintained. Would recommend coming to the falls after a good rain storm.

hiking
6 days ago

Majestic elevation, not for the weary of heart.

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