Explore the most popular trails near St 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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trail running
10 hours ago

I appreciate how nearby this trail is.
Considering how many walk here, it is appropriate that a good portion is paved. For trail running, excellent. Challenging up grades and down, and short enough that a brief, intense workout is possible. Also, no bikes! Always see deer, and view of Meramec is nice, though view on other side is purely industrial.

walking
8 days ago

Definitely not a hike, but if you're into art and like the outdoors, walking around the sculpture park is such a pleasant way to spend the afternoon. It's one of my favorite places in St. Louis.

Good birding here, mostly flat and well-kept!

Very pretty...just a little snow on the grow and lots of beautiful leaves

Lovely gravel trail around the youth facility. When passing the school building bear left immediately and go through the stone gates. Climb the 118 steps to get your floors.

Nice little place to go for something more local

hiking
1 month ago

Easy to find, quick and not too far away. My boyfriend and I took our dogs here and we had a great time. Not as great of overlook views as Castlewood but the trees are magnificent, especially during fall.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike today with plenty of fall colors on the trail, especially maple yellows and a nice view of the Meramec! The trail has plenty of elevation change and is great for little ones to burn off some extra energy.

Always enjoyable - some sun, some shade. Beautiful views and you get to enjoy the Clydesdales at Grants Farm. Plenty of parking. It’s a busy trail most days so we go early mornings

I really like the trail, the history, and the grand staircase! Just make sure to follow the map on here because it was really easy to get confused.

A gorgeous park!

The only sign was something like "trail parking." The rest was a guessing game. Somehow we ended up on the main road but if we had extra time, we would have explored more. Signs, however, definitely would have helped. Still plan to go back to try to find the rest of the trail (where the historic site and steps are).

hiking
2 months ago

Very convenient location and it does give ya a good elevation hike for a short distance trail. One negative is the interstate noise. Otherwise it’s a nice green zone full of trees and a variety of ozark highlands and river bottoms. I hope they connect the park with others up and downstream. This place can’t match Castlewood, but it has a nice vibe considering you are in the shadow of I-270 and I-44. It’s also right next door to the last Lemp mansion (private property unfortunately!)

2 months ago

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!

nature trips
2 months ago

Fairly easy historical walk. Great scenery. Heavy infestations of Copperheads. Really need to watch where you step.

Tower Grove Park is one of the nicest parks in St. Louis. When the hiking trails are questionable because of rains or snow, we will do the three mile walk around the park and finish off with a picnic. That make a great day!

Hike from visitor center to boat dock is very flat and not scenic. But I love anything outside.

Nice trail.. NOT USER FRIENDLY... SIGN NOT VERY CLEAR... Will definitely do it again when I have more time.... I seen the Forts and Steps.. I DIDN'T do the steps this time BUT NEXT TIME THE STEPS IS A MUST !!!!! #Fun and Fitness with Miss B @stlhappyhourfitness

road biking
3 months ago

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

Was a beautiful trail. If your new to the area this is a great trail to get out to; cold water creek is really nice and feeds to the Missouri River from right there. Have fun!

hiking
3 months 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.

Pretty easy trail for the loop that goes up to the glades. Can get through it in about 25 minutes if you have a moderate pace.

4 months ago

a mini favorite ..great for a quick brisk mostly shady walk when you have only a little time

Very beautiful and shaded. There were a lot of dirt trails that went all over the place and were hard to follow. The main path was paved.

4 months ago

This park is great for easy bike riding ! Beautiful and interesting! There’s even soft drink vending and rest rooms

4 months ago

Sucks! You’re walking in the parking lot half the time. It’s Ok if you just want to walk in the park. Seeing farms animals is pretty cool especially for kids

artsy :)

Very easy, short walk. Would not consider this a “hike.” Plenty of places to sit or stop to take in the art. Currently only accessible from 270. Be sure to check out the abandoned swimming pool from the 1920s.

hiking
5 months ago

Easy trail for a family hike. Approximately 2 miles with all shade. Not much of a view of the river in summer. Better views during fall and winter months.

Easy trail for small children. Playgrounds and Restrooms are available. Good for kids and pets.

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