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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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Branson Area: Springfield to Branson, MO
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Cole Creek Horse Trail
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3 Completed 4 Reviews

Ground was horse trampled. The trail was listed as being available for bikes and hiking. Ticks were rampant. I'd suggest that only horse rider or hiker with hefty boots and long pants only play here.

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Deer Run Trail
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6 Completed 2 Reviews

This is a really fun trail if you like heavily wooded scenery. According to my hiking app this trail was a little longer (4.25 miles) than advertised (3.7 miles). It took me 1.5 hours to leisurely walk this trail. The northern part of the trail winds side to side across several ridges and then runs south along a wooded hillside, through cedar woods, and then along the flat river bottom alongside the Bonne Femme Creek. The trail then meets up with the Spring Brook Trail after the latter crosses the creek at a shallow point. At this point the trails run northward back up to the starting point. The terrain is not difficult so long as it is relatively dry.

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Grassland Trail
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6 Completed 2 Reviews

This trail is an easy 2 mile loop, gently sloped, with about 75% open grassland (as the name implies) and the other 25% in wooded areas. There is no challenging terrain. I took my 2-year old son yesterday and we were able to hike it even at his speed and stopping frequently to look at plant life, in one hour. Because of the shorter distance this was a great after-work, evening hike.

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Weston Bluffs Trail: Weston Bend State Park
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9 Completed 5 Reviews

We found the southern trailhead easily, and we were only using verbal directions from a friend. It's a well used walking trail that is gorgeous in the fall and winter. Views of the river and rocky outcrops are very pretty. It's longer than 3 miles out and back, but very enjoyable. Easy easy strolling path, I'd say.

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Chubb Trail
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14 Completed 2 Reviews

This was one of my first trails I completed and more difficult than what I had anticipated. A large portion of trail is loose gravel and/or rock so be sure you have a sturdy shoe on so withstand the terrain. It was quiet and had minimal traffic. The trail was mostly downhill, but if you aren't ending at the next location and are going to hike back to your car, you'll be hiking up hill. Keep this in mind, when like me, you decide to go 4 miles and realize you need to hike 4 back! :) Have fun and stay hydrated.

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Klondike Park Trail
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14 Completed 2 Reviews

So many great aspects to this park! My daughter, who is five, loved it as well and the trails are beginner level making it easier on her little legs. The walk around the lake is pleasant and a great way to see wildlife and snap some great photos. If you venture around the whole park a bit, you'll find more trails that are great for wild flowers and cliff views. We went on July 4, 2014 and it was hot, so make sure you pack your water as you'll be having so much fun you won't want to leave!

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Bell Mountain Wilderness Area Trail
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4 Completed 4 Reviews

My second backpacking experience and I loved it! My gf and I did a two day one night hike. The view from the mountain was amazing! We will definitely do it again and camp at the over look. There was a group at the over view when we went so we went back down the mountain and camped by joes creek. Very secluded and scenic. We also went in on the north trailhead which was much easier from what I've heard compared to the south trailhead.

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Bell Mountain Wilderness Area Trail
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4 Completed 4 Reviews

My second backpacking experience and I loved it! My gf and I did a two day one night hike. The view from the mountain was amazing! We will definitely do it again and camp at the over look. There was a group at the over view when we went so we went back down the mountain and camped by joes creek. Very secluded and scenic. We also went in on the north trailhead which was much easier from what I've heard compared to the south trailhead.

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Fire Tower Trail
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10 Completed 10 Reviews

The trail itself is very nice with different terrain and elevation changes but I did expect more from the tower at the end. After climbing to the top I was hoping to get some great pictures but because it was Spring and the trees were taller than the tower I couldn't really see anything. Nice hike though!

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