11 Trails In St. Louis You Must Take If You Love The Outdoors

Whether you just want a refreshing walk around your neighborhood, or a walk in the woods, these trails are perfect for a day spent outside. On these easy or moderate trails you won’t have to pack your hiking gear to have a great walk either. Some of these trails will take you deep into nature, with wooded paths, creeks to investigate, and many wild animals (but mostly you’ll see deer). Other trails will you give a glimpse of history or an outside view of modern art. Almost all have amazing views of our rivers. Check out this list and get outside today.

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With the summer heat starting to subside these trails are a great place to start planning an outside adventure. But some of the trails on this list are near our rivers and are still cleaning up from the damage caused by the recent flooding in the Greater St. Louis Area. Please check their websites for up-to-date information on the trail clean-up progress. The flood left a lot of debris everywhere, so extra caution is needed navigating the trails that are open.

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Are looking for more great places to spend some time outside? Check out these state parks near St.Louis, Missouri.