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Best trails in St. Charles

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Looking for a great trail near St. Charles, Missouri? AllTrails has 8 great trail running trails, hiking trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in Gateway Arch National Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Weldon Spring Conservation Area or Lone Elk Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 6 easy trails in St. Charles ranging from 2.3 to 25.3 miles and from 442 to 682 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in St. Charles
Top trails (8)
#1 - Lewis and Clark Trail and Lewis Trail Loop
Weldon Spring Conservation Area
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Length: 8.3 mi • Est. 3 h 55 m
This is the most scenic hike in the Metro St. Louis Area. Three sections of the trail pass by limestone cliffs and bluff escarpments where hikers enjoy a beautiful view of the Missouri River. These seShow more
#2 - Lewis and Clark Trail and Clark Trail Loop
Weldon Spring Conservation Area
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Length: 5.2 mi • Est. 2 h 28 m
Lewis and Clark Trail and Clark Trail Loop is a 5.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near St. Charles, Missouri that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of aShow more
#3 - Katy Trail: St. Charles to Machens
Frontier Park
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Length: 25.3 mi • Est. 10 h 20 m
The trail allows users to travel through some of the most scenic areas of the state. The majority of the trail closely follows the route of the Missouri River so hikers and bicyclists often find themsShow more
#4 - Bangert Island Loop Trail
St. Charles, Missouri
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 57 m
Note: This trail is prone to closures due to flooding. As of June 2020, the trail is submerged and closed due to high water levels. A series of several small loops each approximately a mile long inclShow more
#5 - Busch Wildlife Biking-Hiking Trail
August A Busch Memorial Conservation Area
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 1 h 34 m
Busch Wildlife Biking-Hiking Trail is a 3.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near St. Charles, Missouri. The trail is good for all skill levels and is primarily used for hiking, running, andShow more
#6 - Katy Trail: Greens Bottom Road to Missouri Research Park Trail
Katy Trail State Park
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Length: 8.5 mi • Est. 3 h 38 m
Katy Trail: Greens Bottom Road to Missouri Research Park Trail is a 8.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near St. Charles, Missouri that features a river and is good for all skillShow more
#7 - Weldon Spring Loop
Weldon Spring Conservation Area
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Length: 13.2 mi • Est. 5 h 43 m
Weldon Spring Loop is made up sections of three different trails. I started at The Mound, a large stone cover mound of radioactive debris from the clean up of a former uranium processing plant. You Show more
#8 - Boschert Greenway Trail
Fox Hill Park
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Length: 9.2 mi • Est. 3 h 55 m
Boschert Greenway Trail is a 9.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near St. Charles, Missouri that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for wShow more