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 park:

  • Paved Trails: Covered with asphalt and located near parking lots, picnic shelters, and other park structures
  • Hiking / Biking Trails: Natural terrain and access more remote places within the park
  • Multi-use Trails: Natural terrain and are the county's first public parkland open to equestrian day-use, as well as hikers and cyclists

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

Trail Rules

  • Respect the trails - Please dispose of waste and litter to protect trail environment.
  • Share the trail.
  • 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.

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. 

Trail closures are updated regularly on our park information hotline. To learn the status of our trails before you visit, please call the park info hotline at 636-707-0011.