Best kid friendly trails in St. Louis, Missouri

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Explore the most popular kid friendly 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 kid friendly trails in St. Louis, Missouri
Top trails (31)
#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 - Spring Valley Trail
Cliff Cave County Park
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 1 h 23 m
#3 - Grants Trail
St. Louis, Missouri
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Length: 9.7 mi • Est. 3 h 55 m
The Ulysses S. Grant Trail (Grant's Trail) is a "rails to trails" smooth, flat, point-to-point route from River des Peres to Kirkwood weaving through south and southwest St. Louis County, Missouri. It is perfect for biking, running, inline skating, walking, or cross-country skiing. Accessibility: The main trail is paved, smooth, and typically at least eight feet wide. The grade is mostly flat (estimated all under 5%). Most wheelchair and stroller users will likely find this trail navigable.Show more
#4 - Laumeier Sculpture Park
Laumeier Sculpture Park
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 39 m
#5 - Bee Tree Lake Loop
Bee Tree County Park
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 1 h 6 m
#6 - Mississippi River Greenway
Jefferson Barracks Park
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 2 m
The Mississippi River Greenway at Jefferson Barracks Park is a popular, fairly flat out and back trail along the Mississippi River. It is mainly asphalt but also includes brick pavement and concrete bridges at the start. This popular trail is shared by young and old walking, jogging, running, biking, strollers, and wheelchairs. It starts at the north end of Jefferson Barracks County Park and travels behind Notre Dame High School and River City Casino before ending at River des Peres. Accessibility: The trail surface is paved and typically at least six feet wide. The grade is mostly gentle (all estimated under 5% except for the first 0.1 miles).Show more
#7 - 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
#8 - Dennis Schick Trail
Jefferson Barracks Park
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 6 m
#9 - Forest Park Wheels Path
Forest Park
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Length: 5.7 mi • Est. 2 h 24 m
This popular trail has both paved and gravel options (the "Heels Path") and goes by attractions such as Jefferson Lake, McDonnell Planetarium, Missouri History Museum, Forest Park Golf Course, and the St. Louis Zoo. The park is very easy to navigate. There are 30 miles of trails that run through the park, and this loop only represents the perimeter. There are bike racks at all the different places that you can stop and visit. You can pick up a detailed map from the visitors center which is very helpful; however, they do have basic maps placed along the trails throughout the park. Exploring the park by bike is definitely a great way to see the park. It allows you to cover the vast area in the most efficient way. Accessibility: The main trail surface is paved asphalt and typically at least five feet wide. The estimated grade is mostly gentle (all 5% or less) so most wheelchair/mobility equipment or stroller users will likely find this trail navigable.Show more
#10 - Mallard Lake Loop via Creve Coeur Lake Trail
Creve Coeur County Park
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 8 m
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