March 22, 2014 · 9:00 AM
Lone Elk Park
Join us for a hike through Lone Elk Park. This is the park where you can walk alongside the elk, bison, turkeys, and other critters.
We will hike the White Bison Trail, a 3-mile, hilly dirt trail.
This will be a little more strenuous than our urban walks. Consider wearing boots. Bring water and a snack, and dress for the weather... layers are best, so you can shed some layers if the weather warms up. Afterward, we can find a restaurant for lunch.
Directions: from St. Louis, take I-44 west, a few miles past Highway 270, and exit at Highway 141 north. Then make a quick right onto the North Outer Road at the sign for Lone Elk Park. (This exit then goes back under the highway and heads west.) If you come via Hwy 141 south from Manchester, there is a right-turn exit for Lone Elk Park just before the intersection with Hwy 44. Follow the North Outer Road into Lone Elk Park. At the first intersection, veer to the left to enter Lone Elk Park (do not take the branch to the right, which goes to the Chubb Trail.) Inside the park, follow the sign for "Restrooms," which will take you to the Visitor Center and the trailhead for the White Bison Trail.
(Note: the Visitor Center has been closed, but there should still be restrooms. No pets are allowed inside the park.)
Meetup Donation: Meetup charges Greg $72 every six months to have the Walking site. If you would like to donate $1 at some of the walks, it will be appreciated.