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Weldon Spring Conservation Area Lewis Trail

Charles, Missouri

Weldon Spring Conservation Area Lewis Trail

Weldon Spring Conservation Area: Lewis Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This loop hike takes you through the Weldon Spring Conservation Area at the northern tip of the Ozark Plateau. Towering limestone bluffs offering excellent views of the Missouri River, an abundance of wildlife, and easy access from Saint Louis combine to make for an ideal day trip.

Located in Saint Charles County, the 8,359-acre Weldon Spring Conservation Area offers a variety of natural features, including large plots of forests, tall limestone bluffs, wetlands, glades, pastures, and some agricultural lands. This combination of habitats makes for a diverse collection of flora and fauna in the area, despite a close proximity to the city."

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Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

JD Tanner and Emily Ressler
"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 combine to make for an ideal day trip."

Trail Information

Charles
Nearby City
8.2
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
4
Duration
Year-round
Season
Missouri Department of Conservation, St. Louis Regional Office, 2360 Highway D, St. Charles, MO 63304; (636) 441-4554; mdc.mo.gov
Local Contacts
USGS Weldon Spring; park map and brochure available at the visitor center
Local Maps

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