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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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Big Piney Trail at Paddy Creek Wilderness
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2 Completed 0 Reviews

Lost the trail because of how poorly maintained it was. Had to turn back. Lots a scenic areas but not worth the terrible trail.

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Blue River Parkway and Minor Park
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3 Completed 0 Reviews

I've been running this one for about 2 years now. I mostly use the North entrance and cut across the ball fields. The terrain is great, but you must be wary of other users, especially horses which are easily spooked. I put a bell on my dog so people can hear us coming. Some areas get narrow so if you have a dog, be prepared to hold him or her back for people passing. That being said, I only rated this trail 4 stars because there is a lot of off leash activity concerning dogs. There is no rule saying they must be leashed and it is not uncommon to run across a dog with the owner not in sight. If you do use this trail with your dog, please be respectful to other users and keep your dog on leash!

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River Scene Trail
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7 Completed 7 Reviews

Beautiful trail with some of the best views you can get in the St. Louis area. I suppose I was lucky because I was there on a beautiful April Saturday and the crowds, while ever-present, never felt too large and certainly weren't overwhelming. My girlfriend and I were able to find multiple great spots to sit and enjoy the view.

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Lone Wolf Trail- Castlewood State Park
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7 Completed 7 Reviews

Trail starts with a very steep climb and it's easy going after that. The Lone Wolf runs alongside the River Scene trail for a brief time, giving you access to some of the incredible river views that the latter trail is famous for. After it splits off it's a very gentle hike back down the ridge through the woods.

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Lewis and Clark Trail
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7 Completed 7 Reviews

Great trail. Some really beautiful views of the river. We managed to lose the trail somehow at one of the dry creek beds and had to circle back the way we came, as we were running out of daylight. That was disappointing, but it was still a great hike.

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Saint Louis Tower Grove Park Tour
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4 Completed 2 Reviews

Beautiful park, great for a casual stroll or jog. More like 3 miles if you take the outer loop. Good for birding as well.

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Indian Camp Creek Park Trails
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Fun trails, quick with some technical areas to it. Only issue is the mass amount of horse poop you have to dodge. Trails are also used for Horseback Riding so they get pretty choppy since horse riders don't care they go when it rains.

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Glade Exploration Trail; Ruth and Paul Henning Conservation Area
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4 Completed 3 Reviews

Been hiking this for past two years, one of my favorite trails. It can actually be 5.5 miles if you go out and back doing all the loops and the adjoining Homesteader's Trail, creek and waterfalls are lovely after snow or rain. (Good 11 mile workout if you do it twice.) Have done while the ice still on trails and is gorgeous then with the icicles and waterfalls. Well maintained paths. Outhouse at the TH off Hwy 76 (near Shepherd of the Hills Tower), also a TH on the other side of preserve off Old Sycamore Church road, but no facilities. Parking is better on the paved 76 entrance. Often see deer early morning or evening. Nice covered mini-pavilion with bench off the Homesteaders portion of the trail to sit and reflect or eat a sack lunch. (Pictures uploaded several seasons.)

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Blue River Parkway and Minor Park
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Took the dog and we enjoyed this trail. There is quite a bit of litter on the trails but not so much that it was a turn off. We will most likely be on this trail quite a bit as it is fairly close to the house and easy to navigate with my furry buddy.

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Courtois: Onondaga Cave to Bass Resort
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

Excellent trail thru backcountry Ozark mountains. My friends and I did this last summer in the August heat and I don't recommend going at that time of year. Trail essentially runs up and down the entire length with very little flat. We camped overnight and did the full hike in 2 days. We're going again in a few weeks and hope to fare better against mother nature. BRING TICK SPRAY!

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