Lone Elk County Park

Valley Park, Missouri 63088

Lone Elk County Park

Lone Elk County Park Professional Review and Guide

"While exploring Lone Elk Park on the White Bison Trail, you’ll probably hike right past the park’s elk and deer herds; in the neighboring World Bird Sanctuary, you’ll see eagles, owls, and myriad other birds. Bring your camera and binoculars!"

Lone Elk County Park Reviews

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8/3/2009
Took the kids on this trail. Its pretty well maintained and well marked. We had a blast!!
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8/13/2008
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7/14/2004
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8/20/2003
The Chubb Trail offers a lot for the hiker: great views, challenging climbs, and lots of trees to shade you. It starts with a steady climb upward, and rewards you with a picnic table at a crossroads where hikers, bikers and riders can gather for a moment and exchange tips. There is a descent over rocks that is easy going down. Now, while I really don't care for multi-use trails all that much, the bikers who head UP this trail get a lot of respect from me. I like the walk through the prairie, although it can be hot in the summer. Then, you are rewarded with a hike along the Meramec River. It's a varied trail that sees a lot of use. I suggest hikers begin very early to avoid being run down by the bikes, and shoved off the trail by the horses. Seems to me we wake up earlier than bikers and a LOT earlier than horseback riders. There are a couple of views that make this trail worthwhile to me. One is the view over the prairie just as you begin to descend down the rocks,and the other is if you double back on the southern loop towards the parking lot with the showers. Most of the year you can pause at a bench and you get a view of farmland that is positively bucolic. We hikers live for glimpses of our homeland that escape us in our cars. The Chubb Trail is a great trail. Enjoy it.
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Trail Information

Valley Park
Nearby City
3.25
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
1–2 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
Castlewood State Park
Local Contacts
Manchester USGS topo
Local Maps

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Jul 2018