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Best trails in St. Louis

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Looking for a great trail near St. Louis, Missouri? AllTrails has 44 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 36 easy trails in St. Louis ranging from 0.8 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
Top trails (44)
#1 - White Buffalo Trail Loop
Lone Elk Park
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Length: 3 mi • Est. 1 h 25 m
Trail has lots of twisting and climbing with frequent elk and buffalo sightingsShow more
#2 - Fort Bellefontaine Loop Trail
Fort Bellefontaine County Park
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 11 m
Fort Bellefontaine Loop Trail is a 2.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near St. Louis, Missouri that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walkiShow more
#3 - Spring Valley Trail
Cliff Cave County Park
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 16 m
Note: The 5 mile loop at Cliff Cave is closed due to flooding. The 1 mile loop is still open.Show more
#4 - Forest Park 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
#5 - Creve Coeur Lakeview Loop Trail
Creve Coeur County Park
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 1 h 34 m
Creve Coeur Lakeview Loop Trail is a 3.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near St. Louis, Missouri that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hikiShow more
#6 - Laumeier Sculpture Park
Laumeier Sculpture Park
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 39 m
Laumeier Sculpture Park is a 1.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near St. Louis, Missouri that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used Show more
#7 - Saint Louis Tower Grove Park Tour
Tower Grove Park
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 22 m
Saint Louis Tower Grove Park Tour is a 3.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near St. Louis, Missouri and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, andShow more
#8 - Grants Trail
St. Louis, Missouri
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Length: 15.7 mi • Est. 6 h 28 m
The Ulysses S. Grant Trail (Grant's Trail) is an 8 mile long "rails to trails" bike trail stretching through south and southwest St. Louis County, Missouri. As a former railroad right of way, Grant's Show more
#9 - Castlewood Trail
Castlewood State Park
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 37 m
Castlewood Trail is a 1.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near St. Louis, Missouri that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options. Show more
#10 - Cliff Cave County Park Loop
Cliff Cave County Park
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Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 2 h 9 m
Please note that some loop trails have been converted to one-way trails. All other trails remain two directional. Note: The five mile loop in lower Cliff Cave Park is closed due to flooding. The 1 mShow more
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