Let’s Hit the Trail!
Back by popular demand, the AARP Outdoor Adventure Group will be hitting the trails once again!
AARP members and their guests are invited to join us on select Saturdays in June 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! Each participant will also receive a special hiker’s kit.
Hawk Ridge Trail at Queeny Park
4.5 miles - Moderate - 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 of the best surviving examples of the Greek Revival style in Missouri. To register for June 11th click here or call 877-926-8300.
Fort Belle Fontaine Trail
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 1930s No apostrophe and ends at the "Grand Staircase.” To register for the June 25th click here or call 877-926-8300.
Every hike will start at 8:00 am at the trail head. Every hiker will be asked to complete a waiver before the hike.
List of suggested items to wear or bring – weather dependent:
• Closed toed shoes with a good tread.
• Hat/ Kerchief
• Bug Spray
• Trekking/Hiking Stick