Hiking Trails Near St. Louis

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Summer is here, which means it’s time for exciting outdoor adventures. If you are looking for new weekend physical activities, BMW of West St Louis has a list of St. Louis-area hiking trails worth checking out. Whether you’re a beginner or a hiking pro, you’re sure to find hiking spots in St. Louis that will become your go-to location.

Hawk Ridge Trail, Edgar M. Queeny Park

Enjoy a long walk, go on a bike ride, or blow off some steam with a fast run at Hawk Ridge Trail, Queeny’s longest and most rural trail tucked away in the middle of the suburbs. This 4.5-mile loop around the park offers visitors beautiful views of open fields, shady stretches through thick woods, and a few steep hills for an incredible exercise. This pup-friendly location is a great place for all skill-levels hikers and their fur babies to enjoy a day outdoors.

West Tyson County Park

If you’re more of an adventurous biker or handy hiker, there are four trailheads in West Tyson County Park worth checking out. The most popular is the Chubb Trail, which many consider a rough ride. It extends into Castlewood State Park and Lone Elk Park. Along this trail, hikers can check out towering Gasconade dolomite rock formations, outcroppings, lots of switchbacks, and loose rocks to test your technical skills.

Honorable Mentions

There is an abundance of places to hike near St. Louis. While we can’t name them all, other hiking spots in St. Louis worthy of honorable mentions include:

  • Castlewood State Park: Great for both beginning and experienced hikers and bikers.
  • Cliff Cave Park Trails: This 222-acre park features five miles of biking trails, and a spot to cool off during the hot summer months.
  • Columbia Bottom Conservation Area Trails: This park meets at the junction of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers, and offers a picturesque viewing area of both rivers.

Route 66 State Park

If you’re looking for a little challenge, Route 66 State Park offers 420-acres and four trails that are equestrian-, biker-, and hiker-friendly. Enjoy breathtaking views of nature, and don’t be surprised if you spot 40 types of birds– people have spotted them all!

Trust BMW of West St Louis for Things to Do in St. Louis!

Whether you’re looking for the best St. Louis-area hiking trails, the top coffee spots, or the best attractions for families, the team at BMW of West St Louis has enough recommendations to keep you busy this summer. Before heading out on any exciting adventures, bring your vehicle to the BMW of West St Louis service center in Manchester to have it inspected by one of our BMW-trained technicians to ensure it’s in top shape. We’ll have you back on the roads in no time!

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