Best Easy Day Hikes St Louis  by JD Tanner and Emily Ressler

Best Easy Day Hikes: St. Louis Guide Book

by JD Tanner and Emily Ressler (Falcon Guides)
Best Easy Day Hikes St Louis  by JD Tanner and Emily Ressler
Best Easy Day Hikes St. Louis includes concise descriptions and detailed maps for twenty easy-to-follow hikes in and around St. Louis, Missouri. Discover a landscape of diverse natural beauty, from the rolling hills of the Ozarks to the towering bluffs along numerous rivers, and from woodland bottoms and floodplains to glacier-carved southern Illinois.

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Trails from the "Best Easy Day Hikes: St. Louis" Guide Book
Displaying trails 17 of 17.

Displaying trails 1 to 17 of 17.

This easy stroll explores the remains of the most sophisticated prehistoric Native American civilization north of Mexico. Weaving its way around ancient mounds, this loop trail offers visitors an up-c ...
Collinsville, IL - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
This loop trail offers visitors a steep climb to scenic limestone bluffs and a flat finish through the floodplain along the Meramec River in Castlewood State Park.
Valley Park, MO - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 3.4
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Managed by St. Louis County Parks, Cliff Cave County Park is home to the second-largest cave in St. Louis County. Although the cave itself is closed to protect the endangered Indiana bat, this short l ...
Oakville, MO - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 2.1
One of the more challenging hikes in Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park, the Dogwood Trail offers nature lovers an interesting mix of forest habitats.
Weldon Spring, MO - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 2.2
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Traversing a mixed-hardwood and pine forest, the north loop of the Whispering Pines Trail offers a longer day trip for hikers looking to take in many of the sites in Hawn State Park. Many visitors to ...
Coffman, MO - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.5
Winding through a mixed hardwood forest, the White Oaks Trail features mature white oaks and lofty shortleaf pines, as well as unusual outcroppings of Lamotte sandstone. This ancient coarse-grained s ...
Coffman, MO - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.1
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Herds of elk and buffalo are undoubtedly an uncommon occurrence in St. Louis County, yet a trip to Lone Elk County Park can offer wildlife lovers sightings of both. The White Bison Trail presents wild ...
Valley Park, MO - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
The longest trail in Mastodon State Historic Site, the Limestone Hill Trail offers a rugged but scenic hike that traverses the base of an interesting limestone bluff.
Kimmswick, MO - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
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Known for its abundant winter eagle population, Pere Marquette State Park has something for every type of outdoor enthusiast. This short but challenging hike offers some of the best views in the park.
Meppen, IL - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.7
A highlight of the Pickle Springs Natural Area, this short interpretive hike features towering limestone bluffs, breezy canyons, and several interesting rock formations.
Coffman, MO - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
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Featuring the largest concentration of prehistoric rock art in Illinois, Piney Creek Trail offers visitors a pleasant day hike rich in both natural and cultural history.
Willisville, IL - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
This fine loop trail offers a peaceful and shaded trek though Rockwoods Reservation, one of the oldest conservation areas in the state of Missouri.
Eureka, MO - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.8
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This loop hike in the Shawnee National Forest features exposed bluffs, an erosion-carved canyon, a seasonal waterfall, and several rock overhangs, making it one of the most interesting trails in the e ...
Pomona, IL - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
A short stroll in the Shawnee National Forest, Panther Den Trail provides easy access to one of the area’s most interesting rock formations.
Goreville, IL - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 2
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This area was once a popular spot for moonshine production. The loop trail follows the cold, clear waters of Coonville Creek through a lovely mixed-hardwood forest.
Bonne Terre, MO - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
This loop hike takes you through the Weldon Spring Conservation Area. Towering limestone bluffs offering excellent views of the Missouri River, abundant wildlife, and easy access from St. Louis combin ...
Weldon Spring, MO - Hiking - Trail Length: 8
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Passing through the Crescent Hills, the Flint Quarry Trail is an ideal destination for hikers hoping to escape the city and enjoy the natural and cultural history of West Tyson County Park.
Eureka, MO - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 2.5
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