Best forest trails in St. Louis, Missouri

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Explore the most popular forest 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.
Map of forest trails in St. Louis, Missouri
Top trails (22)
#1 - White Buffalo Trail Loop
Lone Elk Park
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Length: 3.0 mi • Est. 1 h 25 m
Trail has lots of twisting and climbing with frequent elk and buffalo sightings. Domestic animals are not allowed within the park, even if confined in a vehicle.Show more
#2 - Fort Bellefontaine Loop Trail
Fort Bellefontaine County Park
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 11 m
#3 - Forest Park Wheels and Heels Path
Forest Park
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Length: 5.8 mi • Est. 2 h 28 m
This gravel path runs parallel to the paved "Wheel Path" and is intended for pedestrians.Show more
#4 - Spring Valley Trail
Cliff Cave County Park
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 1 h 23 m
#5 - Cliff Cave County Park Loop
Cliff Cave County Park
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 10 m
Users have reported that this route is not well-marked so you will want to bring the app or downloaded map. This route is shared by cyclists and hikers and has good views of the river, home to lots of deer.Show more
#6 - Chubb Trail via Lone Elk Trailhead
Lone Elk Park
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Length: 12.4 mi • Est. 5 h 52 m
Chubb Trail is a 6.5 mil, multi-use (equestrian, biking and hiking), out and back trail that starts at Lone Elk County Park, goes through Castlewood State Park and ends at West Tyson County Park on the south side of the Meramec River. The trail is hilly at each end, especially on the West Tyson side. Through the middle, the trail passes through flat, forested bottomland and a couple of restored prairie fields.Show more
#7 - Laumeier Sculpture Park
Laumeier Sculpture Park
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 39 m
#8 - Bee Tree Lake Loop
Bee Tree County Park
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 1 h 6 m
#9 - Saint Louis Tower Grove Park Tour
Tower Grove Park
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 1 h 21 m
A nice easy walk through a beautiful park with a slight incline and many connecting paths for alternate route options. Accessibility: There is not a parking lot at the start of this route but there is street parking in this park. The trail surface is paved, typically at least six feet wide, and has an estimated grade of 5% or less so is mostly gentle for wheelchair and stroller users.Show more
#10 - Dennis Schick Trail
Jefferson Barracks Park
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 6 m
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