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Great trail for hiking

hiking
17 days ago

Had a nice time here with my Mom and daughter. Everyone's first time walking the trail. It began to rain as we made it up the first leg. Found some shelter under a few pines until it let up, however we were fairly wet. Took off again and 40 yards later found a perfect lean to structure MDC built at the top of the hill. Now we know.

hiking
1 month ago

Enjoyable, short hike with steep but short climbs...pretty views of rural Missouri and the migratory bird preserve. Can extend it out to about 3mi if you want to. The first part is stroller friendly but thereafter there are lots of steps.

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.

hiking
2 months ago

No trail markings. As a novice hiker, I didn't go too far because I wasn't certain I was going the right way. Muddy and an enormous amount of bugs/mosquitos.

Decent trail, wish it was a little more Maintained

Pretty but poorly labeled hike

hiking
4 months ago

The trail was beautifully maintained with a wide walking path for the most part. If it was summer, you would not have much cover as most of the path is out in the open. We really appreciated the clean restrooms at the trailhead!
My only concern was the total lack of signs. Once you began there were numerous choices and absolutely no way of picking which direction was the listed 5.2 Moreau Creek Trail. Many times there were three ways you could go, two indicated horse trails but never was there a marked hiking trail. It was very confusing and had I not had this app I might still be on the trail

I love this area. I grew up here. This is where I developed my love of hiking.

hiking
11 months ago

Excellent wildlife opportunities. And some great ruins to discover from 19th century monks.

hiking
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The trails are really overgrown and the mosquitos are terrible.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Overgrown, not maintained and secluded. remains of campers or squatters found. couldn't even hike the whole trail had to turn around. did see deer though. lots of tracks.

hiking
Tuesday, May 09, 2017

This has a few different trails and I wish someone would have explained it to me, so I will explain it here. There is no postings of the trails.
There are technically 4 trails. If you park on the left side coming from 370 there are 3 trails.

1. A short paved trail through the bottom of the hill. It is very short and very overgrown with honeysuckle.
2. A trail that looks like a country road to the left that goes pretty far to the Missouri river. I haven't gotten to the river as the mosquitoes were bad and it was overgrown and I had my 10 mos old with me. There are some pretty open glades or flood plains. It eventually tapers to a smaller trail. very hot in the summer.
3. This trail goes up the hill. After you go over a bridge and start the incline. It's not fun when muddy. It isn't marked well and can be very overgrown. I've done this trail in fall and enjoyed it. At the top i turned left and there is a partial overlook of the flood plain.

If you park on the right parking area on the other side of the street you will have the 4th trail.
4. A paved trail that ends at a clearing with a bench. it's a nice walk not so much if a hike. You can hike after that clearing. Lots of spiders and over growth. It would be a decent hike if kept up.

Overall it saddens me that these trails aren't kept but I'd think it maybe difficult with the flooding. Too many mosquitoes are too be expected, it's a flood plain. The over growth is cumbersome. I tried to like it.

hiking
Monday, January 02, 2017

The trails aren't marked and it is very easy to end up on the private property.

hiking
Sunday, August 14, 2016

There is some forest on this trail, but most of it is in the sun so, it can be a hot hike or horseback ride in the heat of summer. The trails are wide mown paths at least 6 feet wide. There is a bench in the northwest wooded section where you can sit and rest for a while. A few interesting things to see along the way and one or two pretty views.

on St. Stanislaus Trail

hiking
Monday, July 11, 2016

Go watch the sunset on top of the hill on the trail with the bridge.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Worst trail. Garbage was all over the trails, standing smelly water, HUGE flies following the whole way. Wasn't kept up well at all.

hiking
Sunday, May 29, 2016

This was the worst trail I have ever hiked. I even ended up on a completely different trail by following the this one. It is disgusting. Standing water, mosquito breeding ground, low hanging vegetation, no animals. It's not marked well, obviously. If you want to get eaten alive by bugs and slide in mud while taking in the stench of the standing water, hike here. I have hiked quite a few trails in Missouri and this is, by far, the worst.

cross country skiing
Sunday, November 29, 2015

First left off fork was a little creepy...trash and stagnant water. And it led to private property during hunting season! The middle trail on fork was steep but worth hike.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

yeah i like this trail..not fancy..no markers. nice scenery. next time i'm taking a plastic bag to pick up trash on my backtrack..its a real no frills dirt path...easy to follow. not difficult at all but not boring either...

Sunday, October 18, 2015

loved this trail. hiked it with my six year old and was just what we were looking for. some steep hills but lots of fun!!

hiking
Sunday, July 19, 2015

Not a bad trail, not a good trail. To much overgrowth and not maintained well. No markers, had to backtrack a bit due to the trail being overgrown and inaccessible. Only good part was the deer that crossed my path on the trail.

hiking
Friday, May 22, 2015

Nice trails. I walked back towards the Missouri River and everything was quiet and not many people at all. I found a lean to structure that someone had built. Unfortunately the empty beer cans were there too.

hiking
Thursday, February 12, 2015

Hiked the southern portion from the eastern parking lot, south of Aubuchon Road. Good aerobic climb up the bluff. Crossed the meadow and walked the trail in the rugged hollow area. Will go back to do the north half. No one there, so it was peaceful. No bugs, ticks, chiggers or poison ivy to contend with this time of year. About four miles total for this portion. Highly recommend this time of year. Trail leads to two different subdivisions. Evidence of mountain bikes on the trail

hiking
Thursday, December 11, 2014

Great trail along the river but stay on the river side of the purple paint marks on trees as that marks posted and private property. We ran into the owner. Not good.

mountain biking
Monday, August 25, 2014

This trail is NOT FOR MOUNTAIN BIKING in my opinion. the trails is not well maintained from the start there are trees that have fallen over and they cut the trunks to step over but clearly not to ride over. it is probably good for some hiking and that is why I gave it 3 stars.

hiking
Saturday, August 02, 2014

This is a great local trail! Awesome views and clean trails. I run these a few times a week

hiking
Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Good local trail located just outside the 270 loop in St. Louis. Trail is well maintained for the most part, but does have blow downs and some of it is a little over grown. Transitioning from the bottoms to the bluff has a short but very steep trail. Lots of wildlife and views of the MO River.

hiking
Monday, July 22, 2013

This trail does have some very scenic vistas and can be quite adventurous. My problems with the trails are they are not maintained. I feel like I am bushwhacking. Also by some rubble there was some broken glass.

hiking
Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Well paved trail, well maintained, no trash. Kid and dog friendly- Very nice trial in Hazelwood, is apart of the Gateway Greenway trail system. Short hike only a mile, bu this will eventually be expanded.

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