60 Hikes within 60 Miles: St. Louis Guide Book

by Steve Henry (Menasha Ridge Press)
60 Hikes within 60 Miles St Louis  by Steve Henry

304pp/maps/photos
ISBN: 9780897328838

Mention St. Louis, and most people think of the famous arch. Residents and knowledgeable visitors appreciate the many outdoor recreational opportunities the Gateway to the West has to offer. With new hikes and updated text and maps, 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: St. Louis points hikers to the best outdoor trails and rambles within easy reach of the city. Whether walking in the footsteps of Louis and Clark, exploring amazing rock formation in the Pickle Springs Natural Area, or trekking along a portion of the longest rails-to-trails paths in the United States, hikers are sure to be amazed at the diversity of outdoor experiences awaiting them.

© 2010 Steve Henry/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: St. Louis" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 62.
... Preview: Enjoy lush bottomlands and riverside vistas as you explore the Meramec River Valley on the Al Foster and Stinging Nettle trails. Then give the kids a ride on the Wabash, Frisco, and Pacific miniature ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: St. Louis"
Eureka, MO - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.4
... Preview: Amidon Memorial Conservation Area’s Cedar Glade Trail takes you to the only pink-granite shut-ins in Missouri, then crosses glade restorations with expansive views. The Cedar Glade Trail at Amidon Me ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: St. Louis"
Fredericktown, MO - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: Busch Conservation Area, a diverse landscape with easy trails that explore a wide variety of habitats, is an excellent hiking destination for novice hikers and families introducing young children to n ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: St. Louis"
Weldon Spring, MO - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.3
... Preview: Nestled against suburban St. Louis, Babler State Park is perfect for early-morning trail runs before your workday begins and ideal for evening getaway hikes to unwind from a stressful day. From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: St. Louis"
Chesterfield, MO - Hiking - Trail Length: 17.5
... Preview: The top of Bell Mountain, one of Missouri’s highest peaks, is in Missouri’s third largest wilderness area. There are incredible vistas from an expansive glade on Bell’s summit. And in this rugged, sel ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: St. Louis"
Black, MO - Hiking - Trail Length: 12
... Preview: The Berryman, a National Recreation Trail, follows breezy ridges, wanders through deep, cool hollows strewn with wildflowers, and splashes across intermittent streams. With campgrounds and a couple of ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: St. Louis"
Shirley, MO - Hiking - Trail Length: 24
... Preview: At Broemmelsiek Park, one of St. Charles County’s new and beautifully developed recreational gems, you’ll wander through a pleasant blend of shady woods and hilltop prairies with expansive views. From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: St. Louis"
New Melle, MO - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: Buford Mountain is a wild, unknown gem in southeast Missouri. It’s a wonderful hike along forested ridges and rocky glades scattered along the 3-mile summit ridge of Buford Mountain. From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: St. Louis"
Belleview, MO - Hiking - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: While exploring Castlewood State Park’s trails, you’ll hike through lush, flower-decorated bottomlands, admire panoramic views from bluffs towering above the Meramec River, and wander past the ruins o ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: St. Louis"
Twin Oaks, MO - Hiking - Trail Length: 11
... Preview: The Chubb Trail and its companion paths offer everything a good hike should have— from challenging climbs and descents, from windy ridges and cool, calm hollows to easy meanders next to the Meramec Ri ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: St. Louis"
Eureka, MO - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: At Columbia Bottom, you can hike to the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers, just downstream from the site of Lewis and Clark’s 1803–04 winter camp. From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: St. Louis"
Saint Louis, MO - Hiking - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: At Columbia Bottom, you can hike to the Confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers, just downstream from the site of Lewis and Clark's 1803-4 winter camp. Columbia Bottom Conservation Area, pur ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: St. Louis"
Spanish Lake, MO - Hiking - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: The Lakeshore Trail in Council Bluff Recreation Area is an enthralling ramble along the wooded shores of a deep, blue Ozark lake. Though rugged in places, this trail’s gentle grade makes it a surprisi ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: St. Louis"
Belgrade, MO - Hiking - Trail Length: 12
... Preview: Crane Lake is a clear, blue, 100-acre pool nestled in the rugged St. Francois Mountains. You can wander the lakeshore and admire the gorge below the dam on the 5-mile Crane Lake Trail. For more Ozark ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: St. Louis"
Sabula, MO - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: In Cuivre River State Park’s 6,394 acres of rugged, Ozark-like terrain, you can explore 38 miles of trail. Along the way you’ll see clear streams, springs, bluff overlooks, glades, and patches of tall ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: St. Louis"
Troy, MO - Hiking - Trail Length: 38
... Preview: Engelmann Woods is a wonderful short hike through deep woods comprising one of Missouri’s few remaining old-growth forests. From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: St. Louis"
Labadie, MO - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: When you think of prairie lands, do you envision low hills and a sea of grass extending to the horizon? Come to Fults Hill and explore a hillside prairie. This place will make you stop to catch your b ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: St. Louis"
Sunset Hills, MO - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.6
... Preview: Graham Cave, a deep overhang beneath a massive rock dome, sheltered prehistoric Americans who once hunted along the Loutre River valley. Visit this haunting cavern, then explore the ancients’ old hunt ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: St. Louis"
Danville, MO - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: In its scenic wanderings over the rugged, wooded hills of southwest St. Louis County, the Green Rock Trail introduces you to three of the metro area’s outstanding natural areas— Rockwoods Reservation, ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: St. Louis"
Eureka, MO - Hiking - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: If the beautiful mural of Green’s Cave and Bluff at Meramec State Park’s visitor center lights your fire, here’s the first of two unmarked “bushwhack” routes to see it firsthand. Along the way you’l ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: St. Louis"
Sullivan, MO - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.5