Best trails in St. Louis, Missouri

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Looking for a great trail near St. Louis, Missouri? AllTrails has 47 great trail running trails, hiking trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in Gateway Arch National Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Salt Lick Trails Nature Reserve or Lone Elk Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 39 easy trails in St. Louis ranging from 0.6 to 21.4 miles and from 406 to 636 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in St. Louis, Missouri
Top trails (47)
#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 point-to-point route from River des Peres to Kirkwood weaving through south and southwest St. Louis County. It is perfect for biking, running, inline skating, walking, or cross-country skiing. Accessibility: There are 4 designated accessible spaces in the paved parking lot off of Hoffmeister Avenue at about 1.8 miles at the east end of the trail. All of them are van-accessible with striped access aisles. There are 3 designated accessible spaces in the paved parking lot off of Reavis Barracks Road at about 2.9 miles in the middle end of the trail. All of them are van-accessible with striped access aisles. There are 2 designated accessible spaces in the paved parking lot off of Tesshire Drive at about 5.6 miles in the middle of the trail of the trail. Both of them are van-accessible with striped access aisles. There are 5 designated accessible spaces in the paved parking lot off of Watson Road at about 8.1 miles at the west end of the trail. All of them are van-accessible with striped access aisles. There is 1 designated accessible spaces in the paved parking lot off of South Holmes Avenue at the west end of the trail south of I-44. It is van-accessible with striped access aisles. There are 2 designated accessible spaces in the paved parking lot off of South Holmes Avenue at the west end of the trail north of I-44. Both of them are van-accessible with striped access aisles. The parking lots have been marked with waypoints. The trail surface is paved, smooth, and typically at least 6 feet wide. There is a painted dividing line along most of the trail which reduces the width. The estimated grade is mostly gentle (5% or less). This trail will likely be navigable for most trail goers using wheelchairs/mobility equipment or strollers. 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 - Laumeier Sculpture Park
Laumeier Sculpture Park
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 35 m
This trail takes you through Laumeier Sculpture Park on paved and dirt trails with 70 outdoor sculpture works of art on 105 acres. It is free to enter and open daily. Accessibility: There are 3 designated accessible spaces in the paved parking lot off of Rott Road at the north end of the trail. All of them are van-accessible with striped access aisles. The trail surface is paved or dirt and typically at least 5 feet wide. The most accessible portion of the trail is the first 0.5 miles going counterclockwise. This section is paved and the estimated grade for the first about 0.5 miles is mostly gentle (5% or less), except for one steep (8-12%) section at about 0.2 miles downhill when going counterclockwise. Trail goers using wheelchair/mobility equipment or strollers may need assistance in the steeper section or to avoid it for safety. After about 0.5 miles, the trail turns into a dirt path with some steep (8-12%) and very steep (over 12%) sections. All-terrain tires or motorized equipment may be needed for the surface type and grade after about 0.5 miles. There are benches and picnic tables along the route for resting. There are wheelchair-accessible public restrooms. Wheelchairs can be rented from the park in advance if needed. The park also offers a Sensory-Friendly Space Guide and Social Story Guide for those who are neurodiverse. The most accessible portion of the trail is the Laumeier Central Pathway: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/missouri/laumeier-central-pathwayShow more
#8 - 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
#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 - 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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