Get full access to Outside Learn, our online education hub featuring in-depth fitness, nutrition, and adventure courses and more than 2,000 instructional videos when you sign up for Outside+ Sign up for Outside+ today.
Best Local Hikes Home | Midwest Home
Missouri Sierra Club, Eastern Missouri Group (missouri.sierraclub.org/emg)
» 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 ID328156
» 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 ID17035