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Love this trail. Usually has no traffic and offers several easy-moderate loops.

This is an excellent trail, well maintained, and with breathtaking vistas of the Missouri River basin sprinkled along the backside of the route. The trail features shorter five mile loop as well as the longer seven to eight mentioned here. Seriously one of my favorite day hikes - I stop here at least a few times a year.

Also good for trail running in my experience.

Be very careful during wet seasons. I hiked this trail this weekend and ended up slipping on a muddy hill and breaking my ankle. The EMTs said that they have to pull someone off the trail once or twice a month. Very beautiful trail other than that.

on Cliff Cave Trail

9 days ago

Trail is super boring. Thankfully we started at the upper parking area, so at least that small hilly portion is interesting. The remainder of the trail is completely flat and circles a corn field. Would probably be great for bikes or those who don’t like hills, but I just found it utterly boring. We actually turned back halfway through

There were some fun art installations up when we went and the old buildings were fun to explore

A great hike with pretty views! It was pretty muddy though!

My favorite trail near me.

This is a combination of two trails within the park and gives you a nice combined trail.

pretty but short trail. nice with fall colors

beautiful fall variations of color during this time of year.

This 4.5 mile trail was the perfect 1.5 hour walk. The pretty fall colors were on display. An earlier review had mentioned that it is difficult to keep in the 4.5 mile loop. The key is paying close attention to the green signs for this loop which is called the DeLux Rancho loop. It is constantly bisected by the Woodchuck Run which runs concurrent in some places and crosses it in others. Since this trail is all within cell service it is easy to verify your location on the trail here in the app if you ever get concerned you have gotten off track. This is the perfect little hike surrounded by nature in the middle of the city. The only thing that pulls you out of the calm is that for about 50% of the hike you are within the range to hear traffic on various roads, but that also means 50% is actually noise pollution free!

Beautiful hike on a well maintained trail.

Pretty basic hiking trail. There were lots of different trees and a nice variation of terrain. Very nice for a beginner. Our only issue was that it ends pretty abruptly and doesn’t loop like lots of other trails and there were noises from the nearby highway which made it hard to connect with nature. Overall, not bad though! Took us about two hours at a pretty leisurely pace.

Nice view of the Missouri river with some good elevation change. Wide, even path and well-trafficked.

it's ok if you go off path.

As previously mentioned, the trails are not marked well. It is easy to go the wrong direction. BUT this trail system is super fun. My son and I are beginner level mountain bikers. We will be back. Be warned,punctures and flats are inevitable, so be extra prepared.

trail running
26 days ago

Fun hike with the kids but easy to get on the wrong path. Will be great for Trail running. Hope to use these trails a lot.

I've hiked and ran both the Lewis & Clark. It is by far the best trail around! As others have discussed, depending on the time of year it can be muddy and mosquitos can carry you away. The trails can get a little busy on the weekend but it isn't normally very bad. Parking can be an issue.

The Clark can be hiked in around 2-2.5 hours.

hiking
27 days ago

nice trail, pretty views.

hiking
27 days ago

very easy but pretty in the fall. fairly popular on nice days so expect to see quite a few people on the trail.

Great hike - feels like you left the city but you are still close to home!

Beautiful 60 degree day, very sunny and windy. Trail was in excellent condition. Awesome hike with lots of elevation change and some cool creek/drainage crossings.

The signage was way to inaccurate. The sign said we were .1 miles away, but it was closer to to 2 miles. I would not hike here again.

A gorgeous park!

Hiked on 10/16/2018, and there were no mosquitos (yeah!!). I have hiked the Clark Trail, and the longer Lewis version. Trees are starting to turn. By 11/1, this will be an incredible hike with beautiful bluff views.

For a special treat, hike about 1 mile to the first bluff for the sunset. Easy hike back with a head lamp.

Pretty, but poorly marked. Saw the USFS guys out there mapping the trail properly, so maybe it’ll get fixed up. Standard National Park Rec Area donation fee. Two bucks in the old stump.

This is the best trail in the state. I have hundreds of miles here running, cycling, walking etc. plus they have restrooms near. Love Forest Park Forever!

Great easy trail with good views. A lot foot traffic though.

My family and I went on the trails here today and it was beautiful. if you have kids with you go to the nature center and ask for a back pack, it comes with binoculars, a leaf activity and other fun stuff for kids to check out on the hike.

hiking
1 month ago

We hiked thus trail for the first time today. It was scenic and gave a nice workout.

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