60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: St. Louis: Including Sullivan, Potosi, and Farmington 4th edition by Steve Henry
It’s Time to Take a Hike in Saint Louis, Missouri!
The best way to experience St. Louis is by hiking it! Get outdoors with author Steve Henry, with the new full-color edition of 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: St. Louis. A perfect blend of popular trails and hidden gems, the selected trails transport you to scenic overlooks, wildlife hot spots, and historical settings that renew your spirit and recharge your body.
Enjoy the tranquil solitude of the Wilderness Trail at Meramec State Park. Learn about the area’s flora and fauna with a family outing to Powder Valley Nature Center. Immerse yourself in history at Trail of Tears State Park. Take in the panoramic views of the Mississippi River Valley at the Little Grand Canyon in Illinois. With Steve Henry as your guide, you’ll learn about the area and experience nature through 60 hikes within 60 miles of the greater St. Louis area!
Each hike description features key at-a-glance information on distance, difficulty, scenery, traffic, hiking time, and more, so you can quickly and easily learn about each trail. Detailed directions, GPS-based trail maps, and elevation profiles help to ensure that you know where you are and where you’re going. Tips on nearby activities further enhance your enjoyment of every outing. Whether you’re a local looking for new places to explore or a visitor to the area, 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: St. Louis provides plenty of options for a couple hours or a full day of adventure, all within about an hour from St. Louis and the surrounding communities.
About the Author
Steve Henry grew up on a farm in the rolling hills of central Kansas, spending much of his youth working under the blue skies of the plains. After earning bachelor's degrees in marketing and agricultural economics at Kansas State University, he served a sentence of seven years in the offices of a large insurance company. Missing the outdoor life, he left the corporate world in 1985 to cycle across the continent twice, including one trek from Alaska to Key West. Since then he has led bicycle and backpack tours, contributed articles to outdoor publications and websites, and written Mountain Bike! The Ozarks and The Best in Tent Camping: Missouri and the Ozarks. He heads for the mountain and desert West whenever he can shake himself loose from the Midwest, and he always looks forward to fall and winter hiking, camping, biking, and canoeing in the Ozarks. When not roaming the outdoors by foot, bike, or canoe, Steve sees the country from the driver's seat of a Peterbilt 379.
Published by Menasha Ridge Press, 2021. Paperback, 328 pages.