Summary: Hawk Ridge trail is a 4 mile loop trail that follows the perimeter of the park and is a good mix of woodlands and meadows. Some of the highlights are several 200-300 year old trees along the route. Most of the champion trees are marked with plaques describing their species and age. If hiking in the afternoon to early evening you are almost guaranteed to pass a few deer along the way. Portions of the trail are open to equestrian travel, and there are large fields with equestrian jumps and obstacles too. There is plenty of room on the trail for bikes also. The trail is paved or hard-packed gravel and marked extremely well. Please note that new signs have been placed along the southern section and the trail appears to have been moved from what is shown on the posted maps . A copy of the trail map can be obtained here:
http://www.stlouisco.com/parks/trails/queeny_trail.gif Spend some time visiting the Dog Museum on the park grounds.
Trailhead: The trail is located in Edgar M. Queeny Park in Manchester. The trail is accessible from both the Mason Road and the Weidman Road entrances. From Interstate 270 take Manchester Rd (Mo. Hwy 100) west to Mason Rd. Proceed north on Mason Rd. to the Entrance on the left. Follow Signs to the trail. (Lat:38.60987 Lon:-90.49385)
Trail Guides for Hawk Ridge Trail :
Best Seasons: Year-Round
User Groups: Hikers, Dogs, Bikes, Horses,
Ranger Contact: St. Louis County Parks 636-391-0922
Localhikes Reporter: This hike was submitted by Jim Williams, who has posted 3 other hikes on this site
Trail Reviews Submit your own review
Reviewed by cs on 3/13/2011
I hike this trail at least three times each month. Every season brings out a new beauty. Several good hills to get the heart pumping. Good mix of sun and shade. Path is well maintained. Wish they hadn't blacktopped as much as they did, but still fantastic.
Reviewed by JW on 3/17/2010
Okay. I'm sorry for the bad review but I expected a hike and not just a park. I wouldn't call it scenic, because there were just as many houses as there were woods. Probably good for running if you are in the area. I took my backpack and felt very uncomfortable the whole time.
Reviewed by KB on 2/12/2008
Nice easy run, some rolling hills, but overall wonderful run!
Reviewed by KB on 8/14/2007
Very well maintained trails. Several cris-crossing trails allow you to decide how far you want to walk. Went there for the first time this afternoon and saw two deer. Also saw a very large bird. Not sure what it was, but it looked like an ugly peacock.
Reviewed by Stephen on 10/26/2005
I run this trail as much as I can. A scenic trail with a couple of big hills which make the trail a great workout.
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