Lost Valley Trail

Saint Charles, Missouri

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The Lost Valley Trail in Weldon Spring Wildlife Area is a perfect ride for beginners. Eight miles long, is uses abandoned farm roads that later served as access to local ammunition stockpiles during World War II. These roads vary from double-tracks still used by Conservation Department patrols to abandoned paths through the woods. With the exception of a couple of washed-out places, the hard-packed trail now known as Lost Valley Trail can be handled by novices. Riding the loop in a clockwise direction will make your climbs easier and your trail markings more visible. This trail is located in the Weldon Spring Wildlife Area, 30 miles west of St. Louis.
Mountain Bike! Ozarks

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Mountain Bike! Ozarks

by Steve Henry (Menasha Ridge Press)

The Lost Valley Trail in Weldon Spring Wildlife Area is a perfect ride for beginners. Eight miles long, is uses abandoned farm roads that later served as access to local ammunition stockpiles during World War II. These roads vary from double-tracks still used by Conservation Department patrols to abandoned paths through the woods.

With the exception of a couple of washed-out places, the hard-packed trail now known as Lost Valley Trail can be handled by novices. Riding the loop in a clockwise direction will make your climbs easier and your trail markings more visible. This trail is located in the Weldon Spring Wildlife Area, 30 miles west of St. Louis.

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Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Saint Charles
Distance: 8
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Season: Year-round. Spring and fall are the best seasons. Summer may be hot and humid, and ticks can be a problem. Winter rides can be enjoyable on this easy and relatively short trail. Warm days may occur any month of the year in east-central Missouri.
Trailhead Elevation: 500 feet
Top Elevation: 700 feet
Local Contacts: Busch and Weldon Spring Wildlife Area 636-441-4554
Local Maps: USGS Defiance and Weldon Spring
Driving Directions: Directions to Lost Valley Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

1/10/2008
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It's great except for the fire roads. I'll be back.. the single track is very nice.



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Apr 2018