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Lone Wolf Trail- Castlewood State Park

Ballwin, MO

Lone Wolf Trail is a 1.5 mile loop trail located near Ballwin, Missouri that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for camping, hiking, mountain biking & walking.

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Babler State Park Trails
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33 Completed 1 Reviews

Combined the Virginia Day, Woodbine and Dogwood all together and looped Virginia Day one more time for a total of just under 7 miles. It was a nice walk with the leaves changing, also stopped by the spring and cave. The Dogwood trail had the best inclines. Overall, It was a nice change of pace.

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Hilda Young Conservation Area Trail
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23 Completed 3 Reviews

Maybe the woman who didn't get past the bridge shouldn't be so critical. My wife and I just did the big loop. It was a nice trail. Nobody on it but us so the dogs ran free. I thought it was great for an urban trail

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Valley View Glades Trail
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31 Completed 4 Reviews

Did this loop for the first time on Saturday morning. We only ran into 2 other people on our hike. This is a very easy hike, perfect for young kids or beginners. There is a lot of natural beauty to admire along the way. Valley views, creek crossings, waterfalls, wildflowers. We didn't see much wild life but someone is building a house on adjacent property so the noise from that may keep the animals at bay. I was also hoping for some more fall colors but it wasn't as impressive as I'd hoped. Even still, it was a lovley, easy hike.

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Roaring River State Park: Cassville to Eagle Rock, MO
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44 Completed 25 Reviews

Gorgeous place! There is a river, bluffs, trails, overlooks, nature center, camping, and the trout hatchery. That is my favorite part! There is the most clear blue pond/lake there. You can take a short hike to overlook it, you can feed the pretty trout, and you can walk to the inside where water trickles down and the underwater cave starts. Mark twain forest is an amazing fall drive as well. There is a road to the right coming in from west that has an amazing overlook for fall time! Actually found it following the directions for "onyx cave" listed on this app as well. It's not too far down the road that takes you to. It will be on the left, an opening in the trees. Hard to miss.

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Elk River: Pineville, Mo. to Oklahoma border
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44 Completed 25 Reviews

The river is nice. Beautiful actually. This is not a family friendly River though unless you go to a part without people or during the week. The people are quite honestly trash. It's horrendous as an under statement. I have seen topless women and heard of people having sex on the banks. People go there to fornicate and intoxicate. Just go when the idiots are gone and it's great

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Chinquapin Trail
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44 Completed 25 Reviews

Good for exercise and getting away from people. It is nothing terribly exciting though. The left side of the loop is the scenic part as it follows a larger creek bed and has some pretty rock formations and bluffs. Looked to be some little caves up the hill too. It is rocky. Bigger, unstable rocks.

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Laumeier Sculpture Park
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6 Completed 3 Reviews

Nice walk. I do this often just for exercise, it does sometimes close for special events. Keep a close eye on the website.

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KCPD Trail of Heros
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5 Completed 5 Reviews

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Bell Mountain Wilderness Area Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Great trail to hike and backpack. 3 of us started at the A highway trailhead to hike the entire loop and stay out 2 nights. There is a trailhead sign at the parking area, but it does not reference Bell Mountain. Follow it north and it quickly crosses A highway and starts up the hill. Be prepared for this uphill section, it is rocky and somewhat steep. But you are rewarded at the top with some glades and overlooks. We followed the Ozark Trail until the Bell Mountain cutoff. Then went up another 1/2 mile or so and found a base camp area on the large flat spot that is due west of the tallest peak. This area was well protected, and although we could hear wind in the trees all night long, there was barely a rustling leaf down on the ground. Plenty of wood is down, with lots of dead cedars for kindling. We built a small watch fire both nights. We hiked the entire loop on day 2, returning to our base camp for night 2. We did the loop in a little over 6 hours and had plenty of time to take pictures, eat lunch, and chat with a few others we met on the trail. We did find good water in Joe's Creek. This could have saved us some weight, since we could have pumped water here instead of carrying everything we needed. However, I have read this stream can be dry. We hiked the loop CCW, so the big climb was at the beginning. Next time, we think we will start at the northern trailhead, hike in for an overnight on the peak, and explore the Shut In Creek on the east side. Very enjoyable, fall colors just starting to show, and weather was perfect. Wildlife sightings included a pileated woodpecker and a northern water snake. Trail was very clean, with only a few polluters leaving some refuse behind, which we picked up for them. There are a few rock fire rings on the top, which could be used although the Conservation Department would prefer you to NOT form a ring and to scatter the dead fire afterwards to maintain a sense of wilderness. Enjoy!!

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Cave Springs
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

This was a nice trail to try out the puppy in his new backpack. Basically an easy walk in the woods. Traffic noise was abundant on a friday afternoon. But we only saw one other couple with their pup which was nice.
Also there are several trails which are clearly marked that allows for variability in length

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