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

mountain biking
2 days ago

Fun trail good for beginners like me

This is a lovely trail! Some areas are paved, some not so smoothly though. There are some quite steep inclines, some rather rocky uneven bits, and a rather large flight of steps. I would rate it closer to moderate and would skip it if you have mobility issues. I took trekking poles and was glad. Some path revisions have been made and the trail was a bit over 2.5 miles, although perhaps just temporarily. It was a beautiful spring day after the rain and the woods were lush and green with lots of humidity! Gorgeous scenery, lots of chirpy birdies, and a good breeze at the top of the ridge.

mountain biking
27 days ago

I’m relatively new to mountain biking, but could not imagine a more enjoyable, picturesque trail.

hiking
29 days ago

I Loved this trail! However, I took the suggestion of a previous reviewer and Did Not Go Left on the trail starting out.
OMG, Do yourself a favor... Go Left, the incline is much gentler.

hiking
2 months ago

Good overall Trail with little bit of everything, along the river, along a vertical bluff, then a little elevation, forest, a little stream, culminates into a picturesque valley view with a river running through it, and then back.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful views! At first looked like it would be difficult but turned out great! Will visit this trail again.

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail for the day after a good rain! Some parts weren't paved but for the most part it was, which was nice to not have the hike not be as muddy! Will definitely visit again.

on Lime Kiln Trail

3 months ago

I ran this trail twice, back-to-back; first clockwise(CW), then counterclockwise (CCW). The first mile of the CW loop was very rugged and rocky. This section of trail was a lot of “rock hopping”. I would say, depending on what your workout plan is, that the CW loop is a bit more anaerobic vs aerobic; i.e. your legs will few it! I prefer climbing this type of terrain as opposed to descending. The CCW loop has two climbs at the beginning. The first is rocky and rugged also, but not as bad as the CW loop; plus it is shorter. The second climb is not rocky or rugged but is much longer and steady. If you like rocky, rugged trails, then you will like Lime Kiln.

I love this trail. This was my favorite as a little kid and is still one of my favorites. Maybe it’s the memories.

It’s pretty, paved, and not too hard...but does get steep in some areas.

Strenuous, with many ups and downs, but worth the hike.

3 months ago

Zombie Trail goes much farther than shown here. Gateway Offroad Cyclists has a nap that shows the path. It is a great trail. Lightly trafficked.

Great moderate hike, we went on a beautiful January day. Definitely more strenous if you go left first. Signage looks new, trails very distinguished. Lots of up and down.

hiking
4 months ago

The Trails at Rockwoods Reservation are some of the nicest trails this close to St. Louis. You can cob together the Rock Quarry with the Trail Among the Trees and the Lime kiln for longer hikes.

hiking
4 months ago

Disappointed to find the surface was paved. The trail runs right by some large boulders that have fractured off of the rock exposures. I used this trail to connect from Lime Kiln to Green Rock on the other side of Glencoe Road.

hiking
4 months ago

Steep, rocky, and slick after the rain. This trail was challenging yesterday as the surface was a mix of mud and ice. The deep valleys cut by several runoff basins connecting have created some incredible terrain and the limestone exposures are beautiful. Took the connector from Lime Kiln to Trail Among the Trees but I was disappointed to find that Trail Among the Trees is a paved surface. The trails are not marked at all and with so many different trails in this conservation area it is easy to get confused.

Very enjoyable.

hiking
5 months ago

Good trail - rather steep at the beginning of the trail - can see the old caves but they are fenced off now so you can not go in them anymore like in the good old days

hiking
5 months ago

Easy trail - part if it is paved - one area has 48 steps you have to climb if you come from the office area starting location

hiking
5 months ago

Good trail - fairly steep in some areas - branches off to trail among the trees or you can do the entire loop without doing the branch trail

Kiddo loved it!

trail running
6 months ago

Not sure I 100% agree with “easy” rating. Granted it is short, but the elevation changes are no joke. Great trail! I got an unexpected butt-kicking!!!

A great hike with great views and rock formations. I go every year to view the fall colored trees. It's very beautiful!

great day for a hike!

hiking
7 months ago

I wouldn't label this trail as "easy," but maybe "moderate." Although most of it is paved, there are some good climbs, nice views, and interesting rock formations. Very well maintained. Not spectacular, but still a solid hour well spent!

trail running
8 months ago

This trail has some challenging climbs with tricky footing. I had to slow down on the descents going both directions, mainly due to footing and grade. Starting out, Clockwise gives you a little more of a flat stretch to warm up on. Whereas counter clockwise is balls to the wall almost from the word balls! I tend to use this trail as a connector to rock hollow.

hiking
8 months ago

Great trail with a good mix of uphill and downhill. Beautiful view at the top. Hikers and mountain biker use both, most bikers give good warning that they are coming up behind you as the trail is narrow.

hiking
8 months ago

Nice short hike with good elevation.

8 months ago

Easier to find trailhead in Bluffview Park rather than by the railroad. Nice hike but lots of bikers.

My 2 daughters, 2 dogs and I were here this past Tuesday. The trail was was pretty and challenging but there was so much rock that one of my daughters fell several times. And SEED TICKS!!! It is now Friday and I am still trying to get them off of my dogs. I would highly recommend leaving your dogs at home for this one!

9 months ago

Challenging enough and quite beautiful not heavily trafficked is a plus

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