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4 Great Family Hikes in the St. Louis Area

Sunday, August 28, 2016

It's almost fall! And that means it's almost great hiking weather. Try some of these area favorites with your child:

Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center
The Tanglevine Trail at Powder Valley is a third of a mile of paved hiking, perfect for strollers or wheel chairs. You can expand your hike on either of their other two trails if you want. Be sure to visit Powder Valley's nature center after your hike for great information and interactive exhibits. 
Powder Valley is located at 11715 Cragwold Rd., Kirkwood, 63122. 314-301-1500.

Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park
The bicycle path at Babler Park is 1.75 of beautiful scenery. It can get steep at time but the paved track makes it easy for all levels.
Babler State Park is located at 800 Guy Park Dr., Wildwood, MO, 63005. 636-458-3813.

Lone Elk Park
The park offers 3.2 miles of hiking trail through beautifully wooded area. As most St. Louisians know this to be a driver through park, the trails are usually quite open. You will get a great view of the lake and wildlife along the way. Be sure to bring a picnic lunch!
1 Lone Elk Park Road St. Louis, MO 63088. (314) 615-5000

Laumeier Sculpture Park
Integrate your hike with beautiful nature and wonderful art! At Laumeier, you and your family (including the pup!) can take a one-mile loop through the woods, stopping to experience (climb on, feel, explore) many artistic installations as you go. Bring a lunch or head inside for a look at the indoor gallery. Visit in the summer for great events such as concerts and outdoor movies!
12580 Rott Road, St. Louis, MO 63127. (314) 615-5278