Hiking, trail running, and casual cycling options in Missouri.

Visit the Missouri State Parks website for more detailed information on any of these trails and parks.


Missouri Hikes

Hike Total Distance (miles) Description
Taum Sauk Mountain Many options These trails are about an hour and a half drive south of St. Louis. There is an easy paved hike to the highest elevation point in Missouri (1,772 feet). Then make your way down to Mina Sauk Falls for a 3 mile loop that takes you back to the parking area.
Lewis and Clark Trail 5 or 8 mile loop options In St. Charles, near Francis Howell High School. Offers views of the Missouri river.
Matson Hill 2.8 to 7.4 mile loop options Multi-purpose hiking and mountain biking trail in Defiance
Indian Camp Creek 5.6 mile loop (Cannon Trail) Hiking/mountain biking/equestrian trail in Wentzville
Castlewood State Park Many options Castlewood offers miles of trail options for all levels.
Bootlegger Trail in Creve Coeur Park 5.6 mile loop Multi-purpose hiking and mountain biking trail in Maryland Heights
Elephant Rocks State Park 1 mile loop Climb around the rocks and BBQ after at one of the many picnic areas
Johnson's Shut-Ins Trail 2.25 mile loop Moderate hike with many cool-off spots by the water

Paved Trails

Hike Total Distance (miles) Description
Creve Coeur Lake 3.7 miles (Lakeview Loop) Popular trail used for walking, running, rollerblading, biking
Queeny Park Over 7 miles of trails West county
Holzer Park 2 miles Great for rollerblading! Nice views of the Meramec river
370 Lakeside Park 5.5-mile walking trail surrounding the lake Located in St. Peters
Sunset Park 2 miles In Florissant with views of the Missouri River
Fort Belle Fontaine Park 3 miles Located in North County along the Missouri River
Veterans Tribute Park 1.6 miles Located in St. Charles - huge dog park!
Simpson Park 2 miles Valley Park
Riparian Trail 2 miles Chesterfield
Grant's Trail 8 miles South County
Forest Park 5.8 mile loop around the park St. Louis City