Hiking Trails

Nature Walk-Oct 2022

Our group on a beautiful October hike on the Research Park Trail on the Busch Greenway.

Best Trails in Missouri: www.alltrails.com/us/missouri 
Find ACCESSIBLE Walking Trails: www.traillink.com

“Roll and Stroll” on the Busch Greenway in St. Charles: The easy and paved path is mostly accessible with one patch of steeper than 1:12 grade. Bring your camera and binoculars to search for birds, a filled water bottle, and a snack for the trail.  The hike is 1.5 miles, but you can turn back anytime.

Track Chair-Carol

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Recreation Council of Greater St. Louis encourage you to seek out this treasure of a trail that connects to the Katy Trail.  The Busch Greenway can be found within the University of Missouri Research Park in St. Charles.  Participants wheel along a one-mile stretch of the greenway, which is paved, level and mostly shaded by trees. At the end of the mile, riders have the option of continuing along the Katy Trail as far as they wish or turn back to the starting point. Riders should note that while also flat, the Katy Trail’s surface is crushed limestone. MDC has specialty track chairs available on request for their programs to provide an all-terrain, fully accessible experience. Photos of Busch Greenway Trail  ~  Link to Map

Mobility Ride Map

City Parks have many trails marked “EASY” for a quick refreshing hike.

St Peters City Parks Trail Map:
16 parks with trails; portions of each are paved.

St. Charles City Parks Trails:
12 parks with trails varying in length from 1/3 mile to 4 miles
Every trail has a paved section.

O’Fallon City Parks Trails:
Dames, Knaust and Civic Parks with trails about ¼ mile long, Civic Park has an accessible trail.  Rotary park has multiple trails of longer length.

Wentzville Parks:
Pedestrian trails at Heartland and Rotary Parks

Lake St. Louis Parks:
Boulevard Park has a fully accessible 2 mile loop trail

St. Charles County outdoor areas have longer trails on more difficult terrain for a more challenging hike.

St. Charles County Parks Trail Guide:
6 parks with trails from 1-7 miles long;
2 parks with paved trails of ½ to 3miles in length

Map of the Busch Wildlife area with all their hiking trails marked:
8 trails varying in length from 1/3 mile to 3 miles
Fallen Oak Trail is paved, though contains some steeper grades:

Lewis and Clark Trail:
5 to 8 mile loop trail, moderately difficult

Metro Regional Areas and State Parks have trails of various length and difficulty.

Trail Net: 
36 trails varying in length from 2 to 20 miles
Trails in Missouri and Illinois yet close enough to the Metro St. Louis area

Missouri State parks and Historic Sites:
State parks have many amenities such as camping, fishing, boating, and more