Chubb Trail

4.33 out of 5
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↑ 1,400 ft
↓ 1,300 ft
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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Recent Trail Check-ins     (50 total check-ins)
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  Malbike   on Sep 6, 2018
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Reviews (22)

Granny Gear

April 13, 2018
Review: Be ready to get rowdy and climb technical slick rock. This place will wear you out!

Bunny Hop

September 6, 2017
Doogs12 Bunny Hop  
Review: If doing the entire Chubb trail, all I can say is be in shape. This is a challenging trail in a lot of sections. Technical rock, climbs, and downhill. There are many sections where I have to walk up the hills, because of being in the wrong gear and sliding out on the rocks. Expert riders probably have minimal problems, but if you are less than expert, it might be a little work.

August 22, 2016
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.


July 10, 2016
cjsutterer Trailblazer  
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.

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!


October 4, 2015
CFM Epic  
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.

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.


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!

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

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!

Chubb Trail MTB Trail 4.33 out of 5 based on 22 ratings. 22 user reviews.
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