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

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mountain biking
1 month ago

Great trail. One very challenging up hill that we had to walk but other than that AWESOME.
Lots of drop offs.

on Grotpeter Trail

hiking
1 month ago

what a great day fir hiking at the Gropeter Trail, Castlewood State Park.
The fall colors were breathtakingly beautiful.

walking
1 month ago

There are several loop trails available within Creve Coeur County Park. This review is only for the 3.7 mile Lakeview Trail loop directly around Creve Coeur Lake and not the combined Creve Coeur Lake and/or Mallard Lake loops. I hope that this will help differentiate and take the confusion out of all the loops referring to other parts of the park.

Besides walking and jogging, you will find many bicyclists using the paved path circling this main lake which has a marked yellow line dividing line for clockwise and counterclockwise traffic. You will also see families with baby strollers and inline skaters on the path. The trail tends to be busy on most fair weather days and can be extremely busy on the weekends.

There are several points around the lake that you can park at but the most popular tends to be Sailboat Cove on Marine Avenue. The park is enjoyable year-round. It makes for a great alternative to hiking on natural earth trails in our area when the ground is wet. Just be aware that after numerous days of extended rains, some parts of the path have been known to flood. That is not too often but you can check the St. Louis County Park's website for trail closure information.

Some cool spots. a lot of places to explore that are off the trail.

Super easy to run/walk, especially when short on time!

hiking
3 months ago

This is my go to trail whenever I need a quick hiking fix! Love how you can choose your distance with the white connector trails. Keeps things fresh and interesting every single time!

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.

mountain biking
3 months ago

This trail starts in Creve Coeur County Park and provides a way to access the Katy Trail. The entire trail is paved with enough room for two bikes across in each direction. Bikers use this trail more than pedestrians.
While it is mostly flat, there is quite a hill to climb at each end, so it gives your lower gears (and legs) a nice work out. It follows alongside a highway with plenty of traffic noise. Taking the trail across the bridge over the Missouri River puts you at an access point to the Katy Trail. There is a nice point to stop midway across that bridge and sit on the bench to watch the river roll along.

Very noisy highway traffic. Trail is not t well maintained.

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful scenery with frequent changes in elevation to keep it interesting. Be aware if you are planning to go on foot that this is primarily a mountain biking trail. This is a great trail to see wildlife. I think I saw more deer here than on any other trail I have hiked. Also, I deeply regret not wearing bug spray.

hiking
6 months ago

Pretty and lots of options. There are a lot of different side trails in various levels of difficulty. Some are paved and some aren’t. I like the variety. We saw a snake on the path once.

walking
7 months ago

walking
11 months ago

Nice walk through a county park. Features a lake & views of the river.

hiking
11 months ago

The trail itself was great. It started off with a challenging steep climb, too. I am unsure if it is primarily a mountain biking trail, but it was very crowded with bikers during our entire hike. We moved off the trail with passing bikes at least every fifteen minutes.

hiking
Saturday, September 30, 2017

A moderately rugged trail loop. Longer than the trail is marked or mapped on All trails. A loop hike through hilly forest area. A brief section near the parking with a pretty creek. Lots of deer. A very busy trail with lots of hikers, backpackers, runners, dog walkers, bikers and signs of equestrians.

hiking
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Good trail well marked. The full length of the trail was about 4 miles long with some nice streams along the way. I will hike it again.

hiking
Saturday, September 09, 2017

A pleasant, easy walk that most able-bodied people could accomplish. The trail I took actually consisted of Crow's Roost Trail, Fisherman's Trail and Paw Paw Trail. It started from the loop drive near the lake, went up Paw Paw Trail through the woods, where we saw several deer, to a Mississippi River overlook on the bluffs, back down through the woods on Crow's Roost Trail to Fisherman's Trail to loop around the pretty little fishing lake and back to the car.

Friday, August 11, 2017

love the roller coaster section

walking
Monday, August 07, 2017

Charming little walk that's as easy as pie. I did it during a weekday and it was just me and the trees. Really relaxing.

trail running
Saturday, July 08, 2017

Nice trail

hiking
Wednesday, June 14, 2017

beautiful walk

walking
Monday, May 29, 2017

Nice dog walk with hills to keep it interesting and provide a bit of a work out. Got up close to deer who just stood and watched us walk by. Main complaints: no views and lots of mosquitos on a day after storms, so bring your bug spray.

Sunday, May 07, 2017

ok mostly paved with rock nice overlook

trail running
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

trail running
Saturday, April 15, 2017

Nice trail for running, hiking, and biking. Plenty of options to increase your mileage or cut it short.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Very nice, I do feel as though Castlewood in general is just too crowded for my taste at all times of the year and it sometimes takes away the experience for me.

hiking
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Gave this one a 3 because the other trails there are better! This one had a pretty steep incline so it was a decent workout but not much to see!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Nice area to walk around the lake and a few short trails through the woods leading to a good view of the Mississippi River

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