Chubb Trail

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14
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↑ 1,400 ft
↓ 1,300 ft
352
elevation (ft)

Out & Back
Trail Description
About this trail
The Chubb is the most challenging trail in the St. Louis area. It is a seven-mile dirt and gravel trail between West Tyson County Park and Lone Elk Park (14 miles round-trip). It has very challenging hills and some very fast stretches. Terrain is rocky and usually slippery. There are some truly nasty drop-offs. After those tough climbs you are often rewarded with great views.

The first four miles, starting at the Tyson Trailhead, are primarily steep climbs and descents. The middle three miles are flat, following the river bank (very much like Stinging Nettle Trail at Castlewood). A mile or so of uphill fire roads brings you to Lone Elk Park at the other end.

The eight-mile trail was developed by St. Louis County Department of Parks and Recreation and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources through the cooperative effort of the Meramec River Recreation Association, which is creating a 108-mile natural corridor along the Meramec by joining together parks and trails.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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August 22, 2016
Guest   
 
Review: This trail is not designed for mountain bikers. I love rock gardens but this trail makes it near impossible to stay on your bike for the entire ride. Descents are all possible, very technical, and challenging but absolutely not worth the climbs/hikes up. The parts of the trail that arent rocky are completely eroded by horses. It is a rideable trail, by the amount of you suffer to ride this trail is never rewarded. Great Hiking trail though.

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Gramcounter


July 10, 2016
cjsutterer Gramcounter  
 
Review: The trail was great today. Not dry and dusty, not wet. I even made it up a part of the stairsteps that I've never made it to before.

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Bunny Hop

March 28, 2016
 
Review: I rode the loop part of this trail twice over the weekend. FUN!!! I believe the loop is 3 miles. I parked at the circle and started at the sign. The uphill sections are pretty challenging with all the roots and rocks. It pays off once you get into the downhill sections. Enjoy!

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Singletrack


October 4, 2015
CFM Singletrack  
 
Review: Fun, challenging trail. Many technical rock and rooty areas. This trail will challenge you to become a better rider. Some sections are suffering from heavy use but most of the tread is great.

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Bunny Hop

June 25, 2014
 
Review: Great fun trail if you are experienced. If you aren't too experienced take your time and watch your line very carefully. Definetely bring water even if you are in shape. A fun trail for beginners and Experts alike.

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Singletrack


June 14, 2013
 
Review: This is one of, if jot the most technical trail in the St. Louis area. With steep rocky climbs, tight switchbacks and 3 foot drops. It is a blast to ride and one heck of a place to go and home some skills required to master mountain biking. Over all I say two thumbs up!

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March 25, 2013
Guest   
 
Review: Excellent rise and fall. Unique terrain, Serpentine Barrens. Only 600 acres to get lost in. Trail well marked.

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Granny Gear

September 14, 2012
bomccall Granny Gear  
 
Review: Awesome tech trail super fun downhills great rocky almost bolder like terrain to play on and improve skills, had a blast Chuch!

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Bunny Hop

August 2, 2012
Tracy_N Bunny Hop  
 
Review: A trail for those for whom "the drive for improvement is is more powerful than the satisfaction of accomplishment" (Lee McCormack). If you're wish is to test yourself and/or practice your technical riding skills this is your run. Water bars, roots, switchbacks, loose-flinty-steep climbs, and many rock gardens provide a challenging ride.

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Gramcounter

July 13, 2012
 
Review: A pretty challenging course with some great up and downs. Pretty much an loop with an out and back section. Has some truly nasty downhill sections full of rocks and roots. Some less experienced riders will need to take time off the bike and walk down and up again. Still it is a very pleasant ride worthy of experienced bikers and worth it for those beginning to test their skills

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Chubb Trail MTB Trail 4.29 out of 5 based on 20 ratings. 20 user reviews.
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