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My dad and I went when I was in town and really enjoyed it!

A great hike if you like hills. I didn't come across anyone else on the trail; it was quiet and secluded.

This a great trail to use to feel like you earned the highpoint of Missouri. Recently finished it today and my feet feel destroyed. Took around 8 hours to complete the whole hike with breaks here and there. Trail is quite well marked and has constant gradual inclines and declines. Definitely would suggest bringing a good amount of snacks and maybe even a meal. Overall an excellent tough hike, but the experience is very rewarding.

hiking
19 hours ago

Good trail, not difficult at all, well maintained.

hiking
21 hours ago

Beautiful hike!! Love the falls!

hiking
22 hours ago

Awesome trail, great scenery , well marked

Well-marked, relaxing hike! A little muddy, but nice scenery.

hiking
1 day ago

Quiet spring day, a little water on the trail. Could see the buds budding and feel the change of the seasons!

This was a great trail, that was worth the drive from Jefferson City! I went mid March, it was a little bit muddy. Creeks were a bit high so I had to take socks and shoes off to cross them. Would recommend bringing a pair of flip-flops or sandals! You come up on the natural Bridge and a small, beautiful trickling water fall. You hear the creek almost the whole time your hiking! I think this would also be beautiful in the spring or fall. My dog had a blast playing in the sand and the beautiful clear water. On the drive there, GPS took me down a Marie’s county road which kind of felt like a trail, narrow and winding! I would recommend staying on the major blacktop roadway. Hope to come back and visit again.

This trail is not terribly difficult, until you reach the multiple water crossings with no bridges

I wanted to go to another trail in this park but all the other trails in this park were packed, and it was Tuesday. The end of this one was directly across from the Trail among the trees trail. So went counterclockwise on this trail for a mile. Was gradually all up hill to the top of the tree line, Would be very beautiful in fall. Very well marked and quiet.

phone died way before I finished this trail but it was my best trail yet!
it is definitely rocky, twisted my ankle a billion times and fell once.
also be ware of the arrows! we ended up follwing a trail that was not the trail we were suppose to be on and endes up on a fire line.
theres a lot of water crossings to do and hopping on rocks but its pretty easy.
took a lil over two hours but that was also with getting lost.

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rocky
1 day ago

hiking
muddy
rocky
1 day ago

this trail had a lot of twisting around and a lot of up and down climbs. it wasn't the best marked. there were spots where a trail sign would have been appreciated, but not too bad. I would recommend using it with the AllTrails app to keep you on the right path. all in all though I loved it! challenging, but not too challenging. beautiful scenery, the path basically walks you around a lake the whole time, which is cool. You see lots of Elk and Deer during the hike, which was amazing.

Great trail and pretty level the whole ride. Wet and muddy under the Bannister (Vale) tunnel. Smooth ride throughout until right around the Chipman road intersection. There are a lot of horse hoof prints that make that part a little bumpy. Definitely a fun new activity for the area.

hiking
2 days ago

Great trail! easy to miss the turn off from Lone Wolf to the river trail so pay attention.
also if you hike here OR ANYWHERE! pick up your trash! it isn't that hard!!

hiking
closed
2 days ago

Currently closed

Enjoyed the walk near the water, trail pulls away as the elevation changes, but loops back. Not a busy trail, so was perfect for a nice walk in the woods.

Wonderful trail, very well marked and groomed. Scenery is amazing with cliffs and creek crossings, you might have to take off your boots or have some nice waterproof ones.

trail running
2 days ago

both loops are open and basically cleared of storm damage. you can really appreciate the power of the storm/tornado with seeing all the cleared and down trees along the trail. good hills and very runnable. good view of the river.

walking
muddy
2 days ago

great little hike with my dog! plenty of places to sit and take everything in and when I went, there were just some kayaakers on the lake. more scenic than some of the other lake trails in the area. probably my new favorite place.

I have been hiking this for 30 years. Beautiful scenery over the park. Takes me about 15 minutes

I hike this trail often. 2-3 times /month. I prefer to hike from the end of the road to the nature center. Hike it more than once and try both ways to find your preference.

Beautiful scenery. Such cool clear water. There are several places that require crossing through water but with waterproof boots it is not a problem. I will definately be back.

I clocked 12.6 miles from my car right at the trailhead and back. Didn’t get off track either. I don’t know if I’d say this Trail is amazing, but maybe it’s better with more greenery. Saw maybe 8 bicyclists and 1 other hiker. The trail was nice and all but didn’t have any real scenery and I imagine the scenery we did have will be covered once the leaves grow in. The airport nearby had many planes coming and going, and very audibly. The police shooting ranges that back up against the park sounded like we were in a war zone. That paired with the smoke from an apparent nearby prescribed burn just added to the special effects.

Great trail for running

This is my favorite trail in the park! I’ve hiked it I don’t know how many times! I usually like to go off trail at the natural bridge and explore the canyons. If you follow the creek long enough, you’ll come back to the trail at the end. You really don’t get to explore the park if you’re on trail here.

Beautiful city park. Our favorite in St. Louis.

hiking
3 days ago

Really pretty hike. Several hills makes for a decent workout.

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