Looking for a great trail near Valley Park, Missouri? AllTrails has 5 great trail running trails, walking 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 Lone Elk Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 5 easy trails in Valley Park ranging from 2.9 to 6.6 miles and from 416 to 616 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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hiking
17 days ago

Very muddy. A third of the trail is just a path cut into a field which is tall, cut your legs, grass.

hiking
bugs
muddy
over grown
1 month ago

I don’t really recommend this trail actually. It’s really over grown and some ticks. I think barely people hike this trail because I crashed some spider web when I just walking in the trail. QAQ. A lot of fall down trees block the trail and it’s muddy, so I have to make a detour. I didn’t see any deer yesterday. Go get the Castlewood loop trail, people must hike in Chubb trail first. Chubb trail is good. I met some guys running in the Chubb trail. In the end of Chubb trail, there is a railroad. Cross the railroad, it’s Castlewood loop.

hiking
1 month ago

This trail was easy and a wonderland for a naturalist that likes animal tracks!

bugs
closed
over grown
rocky
washed out
3 months ago

road biking
3 months ago

Meramec Greenway Arnold’s Grove Trail is a family friendly trail. It is pretty much flat. The trail is paved and maintained. It is lined with trees so it’s shady, except for the levee trail which is all sun. The main trail is just out in back, and well-defined. The trees on either side of the trail or a little close, making me think that if I were a female, a one person a walk might be a bit eerie. Although it was pretty hot and muggy the day I went, so my guess is that there is normally more traffic. The side trails like Simpson Park and the levee Trail are so obvious that bike riders will want to try those also. Those beginning and ending points, and connection points to other side trails are not as obvious in person, and even a bit confusing. I think they could be more clearly identified by signage than they are. Thank God for AllTrails, as I found myself frequently checking the trail map for confirmation that I was headed in the right direction. Overall this trail was not much of a biking ‘challenge’, but more of an interesting exploratory ride, and I would recommend it especially for a walker, a jogger, or a family of young bike riders. Unless you are planning on just staying on the main trail however, I would make sure to have AllTrails available to keep you on track.

road biking
4 months ago

Easy and flat, however it also goes by a waste water treatment facility that isn’t very appealing if you know what I mean. A shame cause it’s right by my house.

hiking
muddy
washed out
5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

I never knew this trail was here and it was a nice little surprise. I clocked 6.6 miles at 2 hours and 50 minutes and that’s with some exploring. I managed to find 5 deer skulls, a bunch of ribs, hips, and vertebrae off trail. The trail itself is pretty flat once you get to it. The Chubb Trail to is is all downhill and then pretty steep uphill on the way back. Would like to check it out again in the spring but fear it’ll be dreadful if it’s too hot as there’s very little shade.

Well maintained trail that is riverside for some portions. I have had frequent encounters with deer, raccoons, and skunks. Wildlife appear unafraid of humans. Fairly busy with walkers, runners, and bikers. All level terrain.

hiking
8 months ago

This was a good hike. We had our 1 (in a backpack) and 4 year old with us, so it couldn’t be too strenuous. There was a lot of standing water, but they were easy enough to travel around.

hiking
9 months ago

Easy hike with wide paths throughout. We made excellent time and only saw a couple of other people. The loop portion of the trail had standing water in many places. There are side trails to go around those sections, which makes me think the water is a common problem. Alltrails says "no dogs," but I didn't see any signage indicating that dogs aren't allowed.

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

hiking
Friday, August 17, 2018

Much better than walking the streets.

easy to follow..friendly...beautiful scenery..genius additions

walking
Friday, August 03, 2018

easy. simple. genius!

Great trail for biking/hiking/jogging. Easy for kids and pets. Mostly paved, some parts get muddy after a rain. There are some hidden fishing spots along the way. Good river for crappie.

Love this trail. Flat 4 mi run

mountain biking
Sunday, May 13, 2018

Great trail, but when we got back from our ride, my truck was broken into and my wallet and wife’s purse were stolen. (Nothing was in plain sight, I also have dark tinted windows so nothing can be seen in truck)

Nice flat paved trail along the river. It passes through a couple of parks. I think it'd be great for a family hike with young kids with a couple of built-in playground breaks.

hiking
Sunday, January 21, 2018

I’m not sure how the trail is at other times, but on a warm day in late January it was miserably muddy. For the small part that follows the river there were some bluffs to look at, but overall it was too flat and unremarkable for my taste. Maybe it would be better in summer... after a dry spell.

hiking
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

To get to the trail as shown, do not follow the Chubb for 1.5 miles and cross over the train tracks. Instead, after descending the hill (about 0.5 miles in) look for an unmarked trail on the right that leads to a tunnel that goes under the train tracks. Going through the tunnel requires a hiker to duck to make it through since the ceiling is rather low. A flashlight would definitely help as it is rather dark in there. After exiting the tunnel, there is a trail that leads to the Castlewood Loop.

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