Take a Hike!
Who says you have to travel far from home to go on a great hike?
Here are forty of the best hikes, all of them within an hour’s drive of St. Louis, Missouri—from the bustling urban trails of historic Forest Park to the varied geography of southern Illinois to the rocky, rolling hills of the Missouri Ozarks. Whether you’re in the mood for an easy nature walk, a day-long hike, or an overnighter, this guide offers
• Trail through Time
• Whispering Pines Trail—North Loop
• Little Grand Canyon Trail
• Panther Den Trail
• Devils Honeycomb Trail
• Wilderness Trail
Each hike features vivid photos; a brief route description; thorough directions to the trailhead (GPS coordinates included); a detailed trail map; and at-a-glance information on distance and difficulty level, hiking time, canine compatibility, and fees and permits. Inside you’ll also find a Trail Finder that categorizes each hike (e.g., best hikes for birders, trail runners, history buffs, or families); Green Tips and information about local lore, points of interest, and the area’s array of wildlife.
Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)
Meet the Author
JD Tanner and Emily Ressler-Tanner, previously Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers who grew up in the Midwest, wrote Hiking Grand Staircase-Escalante & the Glen Canyon Region and Best Easy Day Hikes St. Louis. JD is the Outdoor Recreation Director at San Juan College in Farmington, NM, and Emily teaches at the Mosaic Academy in Aztec, NM.