Great Trails for the Family

LEWIS AND CLARK TRAIL

WHAT: Rated as the “Most Scenic Hike in the Metro St. Louis Area,” the Lewis and Clark Trail is a 7.4 mile loop (moderate lewith a beautiful view of the Missouri River and limestone bluffs.

WHERE: Weldon Spring Conservation Area, on Highway 94 west of Highway 40


ACTIVITY LEVEL: MODERATE

LOCAL REVIEW: “It’s a 2-mile walk to the Missouri River bluffs overlook, which is awesome and would probably take less than an hour with kids. You could go back the way you came or continue on the Clark trail about 3 more miles back to the trailhead. The Lewis section adds about 3-4 more miles so I wouldn’t suggest that with kids.” 
- Aaron C.

RIVER SCENE TRAIL

WHAT: This trail features the state park’s most spectacular views, including a forested hillside and stunning views of the Meramec River Valley more than 200 feet below.


WHERE: Castlewood State Park (Ballwin, MO)
 

ACTIVITY LEVEL: MODERATE

LOCAL REVIEW: “ I have taken both of my kids on the 3-mile loop out at Castlewood Scenic River Trail. You just have to keep your eye on them at the top of the bluff. It is a little challenging but my daughter does it without complaint. Grotpeter is a good trail out there, too. No Bluffs. Rolling Hills through the woods. 
- Anna T.

POWDER VALLEY NATURE AREA

WHAT: One of the best places in the area to take your curious kids to see wildlife, including deer! There are several paved trails, including a quarter-mile trail that is great for very young children and strollers.

WHERE: 11715 Cragwold Road, Kirkwood

ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy

ROCK HOLLOW TRAIL

WHAT: Does your family enjoy biking? The Rock Hollow Trail is a paved trail surrounded by nice scenic views. The 4.6-mile round-trip ride is downhill from the trailhead to the Meramec River, and uphill heading back.

WHERE: Wildwood. Manchester Road to Old State Road, south to Ridge Road, east a quarter mile to the entrance.

ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy

I hope you can get out on the trails!

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