Are you interested in connecting with people who like to hike in the woods? AARP in St. Louis has just the ticket…Outdoor Adventure Group.
AARP members and their guests are invited to join us on select Saturdays in November and December for hikes that range from 1.5 miles to 4.5 miles. Each hike has varied terrain and level of difficulty. While each hike will present its own challenges based on your experience level, the purpose is to encourage physical activity, provide all with the opportunity to connect with other hikers and just have fun!
Check out the hikes:
Fort Belle Fontaine Trail – 20 Hiker Limit
3 miles - Moderate - Gravel – approximately 2 hours
13300 Bellefontaine Road, St. Louis MO 63138
The trail begins with 35 acres of reconstructed tall grass prairie. Leaving the prairie, hikers will descend to the Coldwater Creek Valley where the trail passes ruins from the 1930's and ends at the "Grand Staircase".
Click here to REGISTER FOR NOVEMBER 21ST
Lone Wolf Trail (Castlewood State Park) – 15 Hiker Limit
1.5 miles – Rugged - Steep inclines, tree limbs and roots and shifting rocks - 2 hours.
1401 Kiefer Creek Rd, Ballwin, MO 63021
Lone wolf trail climbs to the top of the bluffs where hikers can take in a view of the river valley and then descend into shaded, fern covered hillsides.
Click here to REGISTER FOR DECEMBER 5TH
Powder Valley Nature Trail – 15 Hiker Limit
2.2 miles – Easy to Moderate - 1.5 hours
11715 Cragwold Rd, Kirkwood MO 63122
All three trails will be trekked this day for a total of 2.2 miles. Comprise of an oak hickory forest. The name comes from the historical use of the general vicinity for manufacture and storage of explosive powder used in the Civil War and World War II.
Click here to REGISTER FOR DECEMBER 12TH
Hawk Ridge Trail at Queeny Park – 15 Hiker Limit
Moderate - 4.5 miles - Rock and Paved - 1.5 hours
550 Weidman Rd. Ballwin MO 63011
Loop trail that follows the perimeter of the park will take the hikers past a covered bridge, open prairie and thick forests, as well as horses and their riders. At the end of the route, the trail goes up a steep and lengthy climb to the Jarville House. The house was built in 1854 and is one if the best surviving examples of the Greek Revival style in Missouri.
Click here to REGISTER FOR DECEMBER 19TH
Every hike will start at 8:00 am at the trail head. Should the limit for a hike be reached, additional registrants will be placed on a waiting list.
List of suggested items to wear or bring – weather dependent:
• Closed toed shoes with a good tread.
• Hat/ Kerchief
• Bug Spray
• Trekking/Hiking Stick
We hope you will join us!