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Backpacker Magazine – September 2010

Local Hikes: St. Louis, MO

The best local hikes near St. Louis.

by: Shannon Davis



Your Guide

Missouri Sierra Club, Eastern Missouri Group (missouri.sierraclub.org/emg)

Your Hikes
» Rock Quarry Trail, Rockwoods Reservation Trappers once frequented the cool, moist, north-facing ravines of what is now a 1,881-acre reservation. “It’s our own mini Ozarks, and it’s the best bet for a quick dayhike,” says member Margot Kindley. Hit the 2.2-mile Rock Quarry Trail to loop through fiddlehead ferns, redbud trees, and moss-covered limestone formations. Miles from city center 31; Trip ID 328156

» Wilderness Trail, Meramec SP Do all 10 miles through the chinquapin oak woodland in a day, or take a spur trail at mile 4.6 to campsites by clear Copper Hollow Spring. Miles from city center 69; Trip ID 17035



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