explore these 7 enchanting hiking trails near st. louis
RIVER SCENE TRAIL
The River Scene Trail is located in Castlewood State Park and about a 30 minute drive from St. Louis.
MINA SAUK FALLS TRAIL
Mina Sauk Falls is the tallest waterfall in Missouri standing at 132 feet high. Although a wet weather waterfall, you won't be disappointed with this hike.
Grants Trail is a paved path in St. Louis that is 10 miles one way. Bike, hike, walk - all ways to get outdoors.
The Braille Trail is a short, kid-friendly hike near St. Louis in Elephant Rock State Park. Watch for signs to learn history and about the various plants/wildlife in the area.
WHISPERING PINES TRAIL
Whispering Pines trail is just over an hour from St. Louis, but offers panoramic views and unique rock formations.
PERE MARQUETTE STATE PARK
If you hike the Outer Loop in Pere Marquette State Park you'll come to overlooks where you can see the Illinois River. Try hiking in the fall - the leaves are amazing!
BUFORD MTN STATE FOREST TRAIL
If you are looking for a challenging Midwest hike, look not further. The Buford Mtn State Forest Trails gains almost 2,000 feet in elevation!
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