Dogwood Trail

Forest 44 Conservation Area, Missouri

Distance2.0mi
Elevation Gain574ft
Trailhead Elevation434ft
Top624ft
Elevation Min/Max425/624ft
Elevation Start/End434/434ft

Dogwood Trail

Dogwood Trail is a hiking trail in St. Louis County, Missouri. It is within Forest 44 Conservation Area. It is two miles long and begins at 434 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 574 feet. The Trailhead @ Forest 44 Conservation Area parking is near the trailhead. This trail connects with the following: Losing Stream Trail, Dogwood Ridge Short Loop, Yellow Trail and Gray Trail.

Dogwood Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"The Forest 44 Conservation Area is a rugged forestland located southwest of St. Louis. The 1,008 acres are at the northeastern-most tip of the Ozarks and include many of the plants and animals commonly found in the Ozarks. The area also includes a shooting range and horseback riding."

"The Forest 44 Conservation Area is located in west St. Louis County and is just minutes off of I-44. Purchased in 1990, the area was once part of a 10,000-acre cattle ranch. Now, the 1,008-acre area is home to hiking, bird watching, horseback riding, a shooting range, and wildlife viewing.

Numerous springs flow into Williams Creek, which flows along the eastern edge of the conservation area. The creek, forest, hollows, and prairies make for an ideal habitat for many of the animals and birds in the area. Hikers are likely to see songbirds, deer, and wild turkeys during their hike here. Some hikers have claimed that they have spotted minks and herons in the area."

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Trail Information

Forest 44 Conservation Area
Nearby City
Forest 44 Conservation Area
Parks
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
Moderate
Skill Level
Birding
Additional Use
Forest 44 Conservation Area
Local Contacts
USGS: Manchester
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