Explore the most popular Lake 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.

Walked up on ALL the elk on accident. Whoops. Scary, but very friendly creatures. Give them space and respect their space.

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rocky
4 days ago

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icy
muddy
washed out
10 days ago

Great trail it was extremely muddy. Lots of elk and bison out today

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icy
muddy
off trail
10 days ago

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icy
muddy
11 days ago

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muddy
24 days ago

Great trails. Loved hiking with the elk! Holy and great elevation! Will definitely do again!

Easy hike with the kids.

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snow
1 month ago

Really muddy but very nice. Saw a lot of Elk and Whitetail.

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blowdown
muddy
1 month ago

Nice trail. It was 3.2 miles long per the Garmin GPS. Trail was very muddy and slippery in spots. Did not see any elk on the trail this time, but have in the past.

pretty crowded, pretty muddy at parts. not paved. small pea sized gravel. I didnt see any Elk on my run. but all in all not a bad trail despite some of the steep hills.

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rocky
1 month ago

Beautiful day for a hike. It is hilly, rocky and muddy, so we we were glad that we brought our hiking poles. We saw lots of elk on the hike, and bison on our drive out.

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rocky
1 month ago

Nice little hike. We had our 3 year old in his backpack carrier and had no issues. It was very cool to see lots of elk while on the trial.

Great trail close to the metro area. We counted nine elk, including three on the trail that we walked around. Fun elevation changes and nice views of the small lake that the trail circumnavigates. I look forward to hiking it again.

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muddy
2 months ago

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muddy
2 months ago

Trail markings were not that obvious for a novice hiker. Saw plenty of Elk on the trail and had to get creative to get around them. I would recommend for a beginner hiker

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snow
2 months ago

Great day to do this trail. About 5 inches of snow on the trail but I could still follow the path(mostly). Saw Lots of Elk.

2nd time hiking this trail I love it great place to learn how to hike with poles beautiful hike with lots of wildlife

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