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.

Pretty easy trail for the loop that goes up to the glades. Can get through it in about 25 minutes if you have a moderate pace.

a mini favorite ..great for a quick brisk mostly shady walk when you have only a little time

Very beautiful and shaded. There were a lot of dirt trails that went all over the place and were hard to follow. The main path was paved.

This park is great for easy bike riding ! Beautiful and interesting! There’s even soft drink vending and rest rooms

14 days ago

Sucks! You’re walking in the parking lot half the time. It’s Ok if you just want to walk in the park. Seeing farms animals is pretty cool especially for kids

artsy :)

Very easy, short walk. Would not consider this a “hike.” Plenty of places to sit or stop to take in the art. Currently only accessible from 270. Be sure to check out the abandoned swimming pool from the 1920s.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy trail for a family hike. Approximately 2 miles with all shade. Not much of a view of the river in summer. Better views during fall and winter months.

Easy trail for small children. Playgrounds and Restrooms are available. Good for kids and pets.

Arch and homeless. That's all I have to say. If you want drugs, take this trail. Also, there is a big curved Arch.

I got mugged on this trail. It's a homeless path. Do not attempt this place.

1 month ago

I love this trail to run on. It’s quiet, not crazy busy and it’s pretty throughout most of the year!

on Bluff Creek Trail

walking
1 month ago

Cool trail, lots of different paths. Shaded the entire way.

This park is beautiful and the walkways can lead you in many directions. The park is very large and there are lots of books to explore. The area is well landscaped. At some points you almost forget you are even in St. Louis. Almost. Litter is pretty well under control. There are a lot of great buildings from the Worlds Fair. Great place to walk with kids because there are two playgrounds and a water feature if you want to take a break!

walking
2 months ago

Easy and fun! Lots to look at and interact with. Has a nice paved trail but also more of a woodsy trail all with fun sculptures. Very cool.

walking
2 months ago

Easy walking path. Not much to look at when you’re not by the river. Would be a nice bike path.

walking
2 months ago

I’ve been going to this park my whole life and had no idea this trail existed. Like another person said, it’s more of a walking trail than a hike, but it’s pretty and not typically very trafficked.

it's one of my favorite places to walk in the city! I wouldn't exactly call it a hiking trail, though, as it's more ideal for walkers and runners.

hiking
2 months ago

The trails you know and love are still here! You just have to get to them. Come hike them! At first I thought they ruined the trails. They didn’t. The people who said they ripped the trails out are mistaken. They did not rip them out. They are both still nestled in the woods where they were. The other reviewer that said this is not the place for natural trails is also mistaken. Take the lower trail head to just last the cave. On the left there is a drain, before the bridge, the trail starts there. You can also find it in a few other places along the paved path.

Easy trail, loved the ruins of the fort. Very pretty area, interesting history.

really pretty! loved it

hiking
2 months ago

Please come home these trails again! We need to hike it before they over grow. I would recommend parking at the lower trail head. I made the mistake of parking at the upper. It’s a hot walk back up. Park at the lower trail head and stick to the path. Once you pass the cave and before you hit the bridge, you will see a drain to your left. There starts the path to the inner and outer trails. Wear bug spray!

Lots of fun things to look at and discuss while walking/hiking.

Quick hike on a humid spring day. Lots of shade and greenery. A little much for my small dog but we made it through

3 months ago

Flat easy with multiple stops for traffic. Nice views. Will repeat.

Nice little walk by the waterfront. Good amount of people out and about.

The most interesting features of the park are in the west side. A few folks out on a Saturday afternoon, using the picnic shelters, playing baseball, and just laying around. Nice place and plenty of parking.

This is simply the most beautiful park in Saint Louis. I lived about three blocks east of it on Magnolia Avenue for many years during college. Despite being sandwiched between two very busy thoroughfares you can still get lost in the nature of this park.

Every season offers incredible depth, if you arrive early after a fresh, powdery snowfall in the early morning hours it's quiet and stunning. The spring is vibrant and alive in TGP, with the smell of flowers blooming and bright spectrums of color from the various blooming flora. Summer is green and alive with people playing kickball, cycling, running and walking. Fall is majestic with shades of ochre and the soft crunch of leaves under your feet.

Visit this park, it's absolutely amazing and has so much to offer.

walking
3 months ago

Quick getaway and worth the trip

Superb walkways, beautiful scenery... if you are looking for natural trails this is not the place.

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