Best walking trails in St. Louis, Missouri

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Explore the most popular walking 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 walking trails in St. Louis, Missouri
Top trails (45)
#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 - 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
#6 - 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
#7 - 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
#8 - Laumeier Sculpture Park
Laumeier Sculpture Park
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 39 m
#9 - Bee Tree Lake Loop
Bee Tree County Park
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 1 h 6 m
#10 - 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
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