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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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Clifty Creek Natural Area Trail
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

Great place to just get away from the human rat race

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Canebrake and white river corridor
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

We've hiked this trail 3 times, and first time it was in the Spring of 2012, offered lovely views of the lake & surrounding areas. Last 2 times we've walked it, was just yesterday & today, with our two dogs. Offered some nice views of the lake, saw geese, woodpeckers, a woodchuck, a blue herron and one snake! He was out in a very open area....dogs didn't even know he was there.

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Swope Park Mountain Bike Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

I thought as a runner id be in the way here but I saw a few bikers and still had an amazing run on the trail!! Will be going back for sure!

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White River Valley Trail System
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

Dis the green loop with the family. Nothing too exciting. Hearing the "ducks" loudspeakers was really off-putting and this loop intersects with the ducks' road several times.

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Busiek State Forest
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Great for taking kids. for a walk. Always see horses. trails upkept okay. I have come here many years. Great for berry and mushroom picking with the kids. cold creek. Don't come by yourself though. Bears have been reported in area. I have never seen any though.

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Natural Bridge Trail: Grand Gulf State Park
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11 Completed 1 Reviews

Trail is well marked and is nice for the whole family.

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Nature Center Trails
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13 Completed 4 Reviews

Simply one of the best nature trails in the state to take a nice stroll in with the family. Wildlife is abundant and the very scenic trails are well maintained. I went for a run here during the morning hours when running is allowed. It has long and narrow elevated boardwalks in several areas which I assume is the rational for limited running hours. Nonetheless, a tour here is a must if you ever visit Springfield.

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Sheppard Point Trail
by Colleen Ables

1 Completed 1 Reviews

It's a beautiful trail! You will definitely get some exercise. There is quite a bit of hills. The trail was cleared very well when I hiked it. I went left of the fork you come across. You approach a creek, but it was still nice to explore that area.

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Chinquapin Trail
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26 Completed 27 Reviews

I wish I would have re-read Becca's comment below before beginning this hike. This trail is a bit confusing to navigate and because of several switchbacks, I took some wrong turns and became lost and then hurt my knee badly and spent a couple extra hours out there. It was getting dark and thank God I was able to reach my husband before my phone died completely. He called the nearest forest ranger station and they were able to pin my phones location. I finally made it out on my own right when the rangers and police officer were getting out of their cars for a search and rescue mission! Despite all of this and now knowing how to make it out of the "maze," the trail was freshly mowed and manicured, and really such a pretty area. Id like to go back in the fall (i'll hike with a buddy next time) when the creek is running as there are several spots for small waterfalls, pools, and cascades. This is a long and very secluded and deep woods trail (bears have been sighted in this area as well) so I recommend being extra prepared. As with any trail..you just never know what could happen! I wrote about the hike here: http://www.adventuresintheozarks.com/2014/07/ozark-chinquapin-trail-Big-Sugar-Creek-State-Park.html

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White River Valley Trail System
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

My husband and I hiked the entire system with the exception of one of the legs of the blue trail. It was getting a little late so we doubled back over a short leg instead of taking the longer leg. Very well maintained trail. Not a ton of amazing views or any thing but a nice relaxing hike. If we would have gone after a rain I'm sure we would have felt differently with all the small waterfalls we saw that were dry! We saw a lot of bikers and one got seriously hurt. We don't bike but this looked like a very hazardous bike trail to us! Watch out for connector trail 2 - we got a little confused on it and we think someone cut a shortcut across the north side that made it a little confusing. Many nice parking lots and easy to get to this trail!

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