Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails near Wildwood with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
11 days ago

Awesome Trail. Very well marked and maintained. Nice terrain and direction variety, some interconnecting trails provide opportunity for variety. Watch out for horse poop.

hiking
13 days ago

Took the actual 2.6 mile trail. Lots of ups and downs. You can definitely tell that it's a horse trail because of its narrowness. If you go right at the fork there is a playground area ( with a bathroom

I would not call it easy. Mostly due to the rocky trail in which you can definitely tell is mostly a horse or bike trail due to it's narrowness. Overall good hike with lots of little hills. The trailhead is right on the roadside with a sign by the road saying "greensfelder round house memorial". If you go right at the loop there is a playground/bathroom right off the trail about a mile in. Even if you see the trail right below and are tempted to take a shortcut, don't.... you will be cutting of upto a half mile or more from your hike. FYI: the last half mile is fairly steep.

1 month ago

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

There are several hidden gems along these trails. Pick your terrain: paved, crushed stone, sandy, or dirt. In the woods, next to a river, shaded trail that's kid friendly, wheelchair accessible, mountain biking, hiking, this system of trails cover them all.

Rock Hollow begins on Ridge Rd at the elementary school. It's paved with woods on either side of the trail. My niece is in a wheelchair. While it was a little challenging going up the incline in the last mile back to the car, it wasn't a deterrent from coming back a second time. For those who don't want a cultivated paved trail, endure it for a mile or so. You'll get to a few entrances into the woods for a more rugged hike or mountain biking. 10 miles worth I believe. I don't know where the one to the left goes. I hiked it for about an hour linear then turned back. The trail to the right of the Rock Hollow trail goes to Bluffview which overlooks The Meramec River. Rock Hollow, Al Foster, and another trail (I don't remember its name) all converge. It's all well marked.

Sherman Park has the Al Foster trail to the right. It's crushed stone and also wheelchair friendly. It's well shaded and runs along the Meramec River. If you go to the left at the trailhead, it's sandy beach type terrain only for 5 or ten minutes. Then it's into the woods for hiking.

If you want to go hiking or even just walking in seclusion, my advice is to hit it early on a weekday.

1 month ago

Great hike!!!

1 month ago

great trail--ton of horse crap though. besides that only complaint was the gnats, but thats pretty common i guess.

trail running
1 month ago

2 months ago

The hike was great but beware of CHIGGERS! We got annihilated by them! I’m assuming on the narrow path with brush on both sides.

hiking
2 months ago

All trails has it as a 7 mile hike and the parks website has it at 6.8. This trail is no shorter than 9 miles. The trail is nicely marked, and has varying terrain from very rugged to a smooth dirt path. No view point or place of interest, so don’t wait for it. But was a beautiful hike all in all, bug spray is a must.

hiking
2 months ago

A labyrinth of trails allows you to choose your distance. Early morning animals were active including deer and turkey. Both horses and mountain bikers use this trial. Only downside to hiking here.

on Dogwood Trail

2 months ago

awesome trail.

The trail was either very rocky or hilly. I am not sure how it has an easy rating but should watch footing on rocks.

hiking
8 months ago

Make sure to check out the spring

hiking
10 months ago

Great trail enjoyed doing it twice

hiking
Saturday, October 21, 2017

Beautiful trail, although perhaps better for a bike or horse ride. Probably won’t hike it again just due to the sheer amount of times I had to step off the trail to make way for riders.

Sunday, October 08, 2017

Lovely forest for trail. Went with our three boys - 10yo, 8yo and 1yo in backpack. Was a good length and difficulty for them. We are trying to build up their ‘tolerance’ for bigger hikes and this was good for that. Nice shorter hike with the family, but nothing particularly notable or special about path or scenery.

hiking
Thursday, October 05, 2017

A good trail to get the heart pumping. No spectacular views, just a nice walk through the woods. You will hear traffic from 109 on the part of the trail closest to that road, but otherwise it was enjoyable.

trail running
Thursday, September 21, 2017

This is a less popular trail in the area. I ran on it today at 9am and didn't see a single other person. Leaves are starting to fall, making for some tricky footing. If you're prepping for a hilly course, this is a great training area with a long steep climb clockwise and two shorter climbs going counterclockwise. The backside of the trail is my favorite. There is a nice half mile cruising area with great footing.

hiking
Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Great short trail...very well marked! Path was in really good condition.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

The official Dogwood trail is actually 2.6 miles and is the northern section on the map. It's a decent challenge with a good amount of elevation change, but not too much. Just watch out for the horses***, which I mean literally.

on Turkey Ridge Trail

hiking
Friday, August 11, 2017

Trail is back open.

hiking
Thursday, July 20, 2017

Trail is closed due to construction.

hiking
Saturday, December 03, 2016

hiking
Wednesday, November 16, 2016

great trail for exercise with moderate uphill and downhill portions, spaced as to increase cardio, then downhill portions for a cool down. not a whole lot of scenery, but nice enough to get your nature fix while also getting your exercise.

hiking
Monday, November 14, 2016

Decent exercise getting up to the ridge, a lot of elevation but not too steep due to the switchbacks in the trail. Some nice scenery, but no specific points of interest worth mentioning. The only real drawback to the trail is that it's never out of earshot from the main road, so the traffic noise is constant.

Saturday, July 09, 2016

Decent hike with some nice views. The listing should be changed though. It is no where near Washington, MO. It's in Wildwood, near Rockwood Reservation.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Turkey Ridge Trail is a very well designed hiking trail. Trail switchbacks makes tracking to the ridge top a breeze. Throughly enjoyed my January 2016 walk through the woods. Enjoyed viewing winter birds. Nice view of Hidden Valley Ski Slopes to the Southwest standout with their snow cover. The biggest and most pleasure surprise was NO TRASH! Well done hikers and trail maintainers!! Thanks!

Monday, December 07, 2015

i liked it just fine...i went
early in December so i didnt have to deal with any ticks. yes there is a bit of road noise...but it did not bother me at all. i will be back...i enjoyed the solitude...i did not see anyone else on the trail...and i prefer it that way...

hiking
Thursday, August 09, 2012

Nice trail with a pretty good incline to get your heart rate up! Good for beginners. In May the area is saturated with ticks so make sure to wear hiking boots with taller socks or even pants if tolerable. My one complaint is that it is right off a busy interstate and it is VERY loud, therefor there is no wildlife. Personally, I was not able to enjoy the natural environment due to the cars whizzing by and loud stereos booming through.

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