Trails

The St. Charles County Parks Department builds and maintains several miles of trails for visitors to its many parks. There are three types of trails that are featured within the parks system:

  • Multi-Use Trails: Natural terrain and are open to equestrian day-use, as well as hikers and cyclists
  • Natural Surface Trails: Natural terrain and access more remote places within the park
  • Paved Trails: Covered with asphalt and located near parking lots, picnic shelters, and other park structures

Motorized vehicles are not allowed on any County park trails, except motorized wheelchairs or other conveyance devices to assist persons with disabilities. 

For questions, please contact the St. Charles County Parks Department at 636-949-7535 or by email, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

For updates on parks and weather conditions, call the Rainout Line at 636-707-0011 or view online.

Trail Rules

  • Respect the trails - Please dispose of waste and litter to protect trail environment.
  • Share the trails.
  • Please remain on existing trails and do not create your own paths.
  • Move to the right to allow faster trail users to pass.
  • When passing other trial users, provide adequate warning and reduce speed.
  • Do not use trails during rain or when paths are wet and muddy.
  • Dogs must remain on-leash at all times while inside the park.

Weather-Related Trail Closures

To protect natural-surface trails from damage, the St. Charles County Parks Department is forced to close its paths to equestrian and bicycle traffic in times of inclement or wet weather.

To avoid extensive damage, trails may be open to foot traffic only during freeze/thaw conditions. Please read more about the negative effects freeze/thaw conditions have on natural-surface trails.

To learn the status of our trails before you visit, please call or visit the park Rainout Line listed above. 

ParkTrail Types and Length
Bangert Island
1704 S. River Rd.
St. Charles, MO 63303


4 Natural Surface Trails, totaling 3.2 miles
Broemmelsiek Park 
1795 Highway DD
Defiance, MO 63341


1 Paved Trail, totaling 1.2. miles
1 Multi-Use Trail, totaling 7.5 miles
College Meadows Park
4601 Mid Rivers Mall Dr.
Cottleville, MO 63376


1 Outdoor Fitness Trail, totaling .75 miles

Connects with nearby greenways and schools, includes 10 exercise stations and a fitness machine accessible for wheelchairs
Heritage Museum
1630 Heritage Landing
St. Peters, MO 63303


Trailhead for Great Rivers Greenway's Centennial Trail, which connects to the Katy Trail


Indian Camp Creek Park
2679 Dietrich Rd.
Foristell, MO 63348


4 Natural Surface/Multi-Use Trails, totaling 8.6 miles

1 Paved Trail, totaling .57 miles
Klondike Park
4600 Highway 94 S
Augusta, MO 63332


Over 3 miles of Natural Surface Trails and 2.42 miles of Paved Trails

Additional smaller trails off of the main park map
Matson Hill Park
670 Matson Hill Rd.
Defiance, MO 63341

3 Natural Surface Trails, totaling 7 miles

Rugged, heavily forested
Quail Ridge Park
560 Interstate Dr.
Wentzville, MO 63385


5 Natural Surface Trails, totaling 4.2 miles

1 Paved Trail, totaling 3.27 miles
The Park at New Melle Lakes
400 Foristell Rd.
New Melle, MO 63365 


1 Paved Trail, totaling nearly 4 miles

Adjacent property off Highway Z offers 1 mile of natural surface trails. 
Towne Park
100 Towne Park Dr.
Foristell, MO 63348


3 Natural Surface Trails, totaling .85 miles

3 Paved Trails, totaling 1.65 miles

Veterans Tribute Park
101 Kisker Rd.
St. Charles, MO 63304

Paved Trail, totaling 1.6 miles
Youth Activity Park
7801 Highway N
Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368

Paved Trail, totaling 1.6 miles