THIS WILL BE A "NO HOST" HIKE.
It's an easy one, and there are usually enough of our "regulars" along to show you where to find the lake. Once you get to the lake, it's a no-brainer to walk around it.
RELAXED HIKE WITH WIDE, LEVEL PATHS AROUND A HUGE, PRIVATE LAKE. GOOD FOR BEGINNERS & ALL DOGS!
The group hits the trail promptly at 10:00, be on time, they don't wait. If you're late, you'll be walking alone, and probably won't find this lake. WE'RE SERIOUS ABOUT THIS, BE ON TIME. No one will be counting heads on this hike, they'll just leave without you.
About 2.5 miles, less than an hour of actual walking at a relaxed pace, but we tend to goof off a lot and the dogs play and have a lot of fun . Trails are dirt/grass/mulch. Most dogs run offleash and there's a lot of swimming.
ALLOW 2 HOURS, mostly play time. Don't be in a hurry on this one. Just be ready to relax and let your pup have fun. You can always leave early, you're not far from your car.
The dogs can get a little ROWDY when they hit the water and also when hiking. Be ready for this. It's a big PLAY day for the pups, and they like to get crazy....AND muddy! Most paths are mulch covered, but it's muddy close to the water.
There's always a chance of problems when the dogs are offleash, but we've been very lucky so far. If your dog is aggressive, please do not bring him/her on our hikes, especially this one. As in any dog park, you are responsible for your own dog and it's behavior.
NO BIKERS! Except on the levy, dogs must be onleash until they get past the levy/parking area.
NO BATHROOMS, NO PUBLIC WATER. TENNIS SHOES ARE OKAY HERE.
FRONTLINE YOUR PUPS, and SPRAY YOURSELF.TICKS ARE OUT.
Take Hwy 40/64 to BOONES CROSSING in Chesterfield Valley. Go North towards Taubman Outlet Mall, the other side of the highway from Sams/Target/Chestefield Commons stores. At the "T", go right a short ways, then left into the parking lot for Taubman Mall.
Once inside the parking lot for Taubmann Outlet Mall, go to the FAR LEFT END of the lot, there is a levy trail access there.
Our driving directions are very good, if you follow them.
PLEASE KEEP YOUR RSVP CURRENT, and ARRIVE A LITTLE EARLY.