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

road biking
1 day ago

We tried to do the Al Foster trail starting with the directions at Castlewood Park. You have to take the river scene trail a ways to get there. This is definitely mountain biking - not road biking. Pretty trail but would not call this “easy” for kids to bike

Nice easy trail paved and gravel through the woods. A couple of overlooks to Stockton Lake.

on 370 Lakeside Trail

walking
5 days ago

Easy paved trail.

Great trail! The flatness of it makes it easy to go for long distances with no problems. You get some beautiful river views and nice open fields as well. If you want more fun, start by the Missouri River bridge and ride across on the sweet bike path. Turn right out of the river access, cross the road and turn left onto the path and away you go. Left again when you hit the actual Katy Trail. Fun times. Much love:)

Great trail, great scenery, easy to walk. Nice view of the lake.

Great little hike. Nice and flat for hiking with dogs on a lead.

This trail needs some help from GORC.

Great for a level run or walk, but they need to expand it further up and downstream. Lots of bicyclists

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!

walking
13 days ago

The blacktop path at Quail Ridge Park is a nice all-weather, meandering loop trail used mainly for walking or jogging. Even though I have walked this path dozens of times I have rarely seen bicycles on it.

I personally prefer to park at the lower, southwest corner of the park and walk counterclockwise. That gives one a flat start to warm up on before you head uphill. I always prefer to get the uphill done first and the downhill at the end.

However, one can park at 6 or more points around the park and pick up the path at any of those places. There are many pavilions and some modern vault toilets at some of those parking areas. There is also an 18-hole disc golf course and a building housing the National Horseshoe Pitchers Hall of Fame.

This path takes you around the wooded perimeter and a central prairie area which has a fenced-in dog park at the lower end. If you walk the trail as I do, near the highest point of the loop is a educational garden of Missouri prairie plants with signs designating their common names.

This park is one of my go-to spots to walk after rainy weather when hiking trails are muddy. In fact, I sometimes will even walk this in the rain (and I'm usually not the only one) assuming that there is no lightning.

Quail Ridge Park is part of the Saint Charles County Park system. It is not a place I'd recommend if you're coming from afar, but if you are within a 15 minutes drive, check it out.

Great ride but can be busy ! Everybody understands the different levels of goals and you can’t beat the view .. 5 stars

road biking
24 days ago

Nice paved trail along the river. This trail is moderately to heavily populated depending on when you go. Some spots are nice and can view the river. The rest of the trail is very industrial.

There is a great free bike stop along the trail that has maps, water, and can help with bike fixes like; air, patches, and inner tubes. This spot made the trail earn the extra star.

hiking
24 days ago

If you live close by, I can see that this trail is handy to get out and "stretch your legs." I knew it was quite busy on the weekends so I visited on a Wednesday in late September.

The section along the Meramec River from the Glencoe trailhead to Sherman Beach Park was the most busy section.

I only encountered 1 biker and 1 trail runner between Sherman Beach Park and the turn around point in Castlewood SP. And, there was only one car parked at the Sherman Beach Park lot.

The walk is easy but I just didn't feel like I was hiking as it felt too suburban at several points. But, if you live nearby, it certainly makes for a nice place to get out for some exercise.

BTW, the trail as shown on the map is not a loop but is instead an out-and-back trail.

Great trail and so close to so many potential riders and walkers.

This is a great trail. It is a good practice trail for biking the Katy Trail, but this has more dips and hills than the Katy. Also, this has plenty of parking as well as stops around restaurants, play grounds, QuikTrip, and it is safe. You can ride as little as a mile or do the whole thing down and back for a 28 mile ride. One of the best in the area.

road biking
1 month ago

Definitely not worth the $50. We had to pay $10 per person to get into the park and then $15 per bike. The trails were paved and nicely maintained, but it was sights you can see on pretty much any Missouri trail system. Roaring river is not too far away and has cheaper fishing, more trails that are free, camping, and you don’t have to pay $4 per dog to enjoy the trails.

trail running
1 month ago

Lovely hilly (for running, not for hiking), shaded trail, though the southernmost miles take you onto a busy road before you get back on the trail. Just wish it had some water fountains!

beautiful there

Always a good walk. It’s really nice in the evening and the sunset over the lake is really pretty.

Nice park, lovely views of the river and interesting trees. I’ve walked this trail a few timed before and enjoyed it BUT I did not realize until today that it is near a shooting range. There were loud sounds of gunfire almost the whole duration of the walk, which was unsettling and distracting and why I gave it three stars. Most of the trail is also very sunny, not much shade which may be an issue for some.

One of the only local places in relation to St. Louis where there’s some freedom to do as you please. Atv/dirt bike trails are narrow and hard to see if someone is coming the other direction. The place gets packed in the flats near the parking but if you hit the trails you’ll get more freedom. Overall it was a great time just wish there was more to explore as I found myself quickly hitting the same spots as I rode around.

road biking
1 month ago

Very safe during the day. Family friendly. Love forest park!

hiking
1 month ago

Nice if you enjoy the artificial nature of a zoo. I wouldn't even be generous enough to call it a hike. We frequently had to share the sidewalk with segways and a very large group of Asian people on rented bikes that were trying to blow the speakers out of a boom box. Not relaxing and about as "beautiful" as a $25 walk through Bass Pro. I'll save my money and enjoy the true, unadulterated Ozarks next time.

Easy, flat trail for biking or walking.

Hit these trails today for the first time and was blown away. So beautiful, well maintained, varied difficulty levels and surfaces. I spent several hours and went about 12 miles. Can’t wait to enjoy the trails this fall as the leaves turn. Make sure to take plenty of water and make note of the paved trail that goes straight up the middle and takes you back to the trailhead anytime.

This trail was a vigorous workout for the novice rider. It lists as a 203 ft incline and my bontrager Odometer lists it as 253 ft. I definitely felt the burn.

This portion of the trail near the Mississippi River in Columbia Bottom Conservation Area is an easy paved bike/hike/walk trail from the Boardwalk parking area to the Confluence Point. There is a more primitive trail that extends back along the river bank from the confluence point. It does not appear to be "official", but instead appears to be a trail blazed by fishermen. The confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers is an interesting geographical and historical site to see.

hiking
1 month ago

This is one of the most scenic urban park that I've ever seen. The grand basin area in particular is amazing which overlook the art museum. The attractions in this park, the art museum and zoo are a must see destination if you're in St Louis. I find the history museum a bit of a bore though.

We ride the KATY trail a lot. We live on the Clinton end of trail. The entire trail is good. We particularly like the Jones bridge that crosses the Missouri River, it is awesome. You must take spur off trail into Jefferson City towards capital. Wile there do yourself a favor and go to Central Dairy for some ice cream

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