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Lone Wolf Trail- Castlewood State Park

Ballwin, MO

Lone Wolf Trail- Castlewood State Park is a 1.7 mile loop trail located near Ballwin, MO that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, camping, and mountain biking and is accessible from April until October.

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Trail of Tears State Park Pee-Wah Trail
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Chubb Trail
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Clark Trail
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Lewis and Clark Trail
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A little sloppy in spots but still a great run.

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Hawn State Park Trail
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Great trail!!! Trail was visibly marked with easy to read connector trail signs. Hiked the connector 3 to the north loop. A little over 5 miles. Will be back again.

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Al Foster Trail
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One of our favorite runs in the area.

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Glade Exploration Trail; Ruth and Paul Henning Conservation Area
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A little bit of a challenge but not too much. Would recommend to a friend

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Deer Run Trail
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This trail got better and better as my hike progressed. It did seem longer than the posted 3.75 and it took me just over 1.5 hrs to complete (including stops for pics and to marvel at the dozens of bluebirds and woodpeckers). I hiked it counter-clockwise, and I'm glad I did because more of the climbing took place in the first half of the trail, and the latter half had more scenic features like several creeks. The trail is quite rugged in places, with plenty of rocks and tree roots. There are a couple of stretches with heavy woods--which I enjoy--and even in January, it was lovely. I can only imagine how beautiful the park is when the trees are full.

Overall, I was delighted to find how large and varied the entire park complex is, considering that it's just adjacent to a college town (I had my doubts as I approached it, driving through the Mizzou athletic complexes and thinking "no way there's a great state park so close to a big small town.") It took me a while to figure out how to access other trails in this complex--I started at Deer Run Trail b/c it was the first TH I found from the road. I drove further down the road to discover Gans Creek, Grassland, Devil's Icebox, and other trails. Definitely make time to do more than one trail at Rock Bridge, if you can. The variety is great.

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North Ridge Trail: Weston Bend State Park
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This trail offers a great wide path for hikers only. You'll find various audio descriptions along the way with QR codes or a downloadable app to your smart phone. The trail has 209ft of elevation gain with a spectacular view just slightly beyond the trails end (be careful this part is very narrow).

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Manley Uplands Trail
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