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on 370 Lakeside Trail

walking
1 day ago

Easy paved trail.

mountain biking
1 day ago

Whoever rated this trail as easy is clearly talking about hiking.. I would not advise riding this trail without a certain degree of fitness and skill for some of the more technical rocky area. There are some reasonable climbs as well. Those are the things that make this trail fun however. Some pretty cool descends and switchbacks. Nice flowy sections too.

Great trail! The flatness of it makes it easy to go for long distances with no problems. You get some beautiful river views and nice open fields as well. If you want more fun, start by the Missouri River bridge and ride across on the sweet bike path. Turn right out of the river access, cross the road and turn left onto the path and away you go. Left again when you hit the actual Katy Trail. Fun times. Much love:)

walking
2 days ago

Short but well maintained, paced and good view of the park and the lake.

It was great weather for a hike on the red trail but it wasn't marked very clearly. We ended up almost walking the entire trail twice because we ended up turned around. I wish there were maps that were available. Warm enough to see some snakes and what little water that was in the creek was really clear! I'll definitely be back now that I know the way better.

Great trail, great scenery, easy to walk. Nice view of the lake.

Great little hike. Nice and flat for hiking with dogs on a lead.

Nice view. Take the trail down to the MKT to see the natural arch to the west.

Good for dog walks!

Beautiful, Greensfelder has some of the best trails in the stl area.

The only sign was something like "trail parking." The rest was a guessing game. Somehow we ended up on the main road but if we had extra time, we would have explored more. Signs, however, definitely would have helped. Still plan to go back to try to find the rest of the trail (where the historic site and steps are).

backpacking
3 days ago

it is definite go back to spot did a lot of ramming around i spent about 5 hours hiking to my camping spot for the night and after camp was up did lats of looking around was a excellent trail

Easy peasy. Nice little trail.

Go in the fall. In July I got covered by seed ticks even wearing deet.
Whole loop was tracked as 12 miles by our phones. It took about 5.5 hours, 7 with breaks. Beautiful cold, delicious fresh spring in the back of the long loop. We were able to refill water bottles and wade our tired feet.
Some steep ups and downs. Terrain changes often from crushed rock, dirt, grass and back again.

Lots of ticks. Well maintained. Nice hike.

Great trail. well marked.

This trail needs some help from GORC.

This trail has it all- hills in and out of the trees, a fantastic view at the top, off-paths for bicycles, and runs right by the river. It’s a local favorite.

Beautiful and quiet. Did all of North and South loop. Camped at campsite #3 which was very nice. The trail has great variety and is well marked and maintained. Some parts of South loop are little overgrown and you have push through the grasses but it never last for long. Would recommend and will return. Happy Hiking

Pretty easy trail to follow. Great for running.

Great for a level run or walk, but they need to expand it further up and downstream. Lots of bicyclists

trail running
7 days ago

Nice one for a cross country run but also nice to get away from the concrete of the city. It can seem like ur out in the country in some spots of the park. Too many deer in this park though and they look unhealthy

hiking
7 days ago

Very convenient location and it does give ya a good elevation hike for a short distance trail. One negative is the interstate noise. Otherwise it’s a nice green zone full of trees and a variety of ozark highlands and river bottoms. I hope they connect the park with others up and downstream. This place can’t match Castlewood, but it has a nice vibe considering you are in the shadow of I-270 and I-44. It’s also right next door to the last Lemp mansion (private property unfortunately!)

The first time I went in March it was mesmerizing. The rock formations are outstanding. Great views, plenty of climbing around if you want to. Going back end of oct to see COLOR!

hiking
7 days ago

Nice trail. Bring bug spray, seems to be a issue all year around. Took my dog, Marley. Would rate this trail closer to Moderate.

mountain biking
7 days ago

Great for starters!

My all time favorite trail yet! So peaceful so beautiful and I just loved it.

Varied terrain, good shoes are advised. My son and I managed to complete the loop in just over an hour which is moving at a pretty good clip. The falls were mostly a trickle but still very pleased with the views along the trail.

Great workout.

This is the best trail in the state. I have hundreds of miles here running, cycling, walking etc. plus they have restrooms near. Love Forest Park Forever!

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