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Chubb Trail

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A strenous out-and-back ride combining rocky ascents with smooth riverbank riding.


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6.3

Miles

10.1

KM

90%

Singletrack

827' 252 m

High

444' 135 m

Low

551' 168 m

Up

518' 158 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Allowed

Features -none-

The trail closes a half hour past sunset. However the St Louis County parks dept allows a Chubb night ride once per month from the Lone Elk end. Seegorctrails.com for more info.

Overview

The West Tyson Park end of the trail is very technical as it crosses rocks and roots to summit and descend a large tree-covered hill. After descending the hill, the trail flattens out for 4-5 miles while it parallels the Meramec River on the way to Lone Elk Park. The Lone Elk end has a short but steep groomed climb to the trailhead parking lot.

Need to Know

There is a high water route that avoids the lower trail next to the river, however, you may still encounter an impassable section depending on the severity of flooding. If the trail is muddy, please do not ride it. You may encounter equestrians, please use proper trail etiquette.

Description

The Chubb trail is an out-and-back type ride with two trailheads - one at West Tyson Park and the other at Lone Elk Park. The West Tyson end is more technical with a rocky and rooty ascent and descent before heading to the Lone Elk end along the flat river bottoms.

The Lone Elk end has a steep but groomed hill that heads straight to the flat river bottoms. The West Tyson end contains the Flint Quarry trail, which allows a rider to make a loop wholly within West Tyson Park.

History & Background

This area was mined by Native Americans for its high quality flint used to make arrowhead points. One of the trails inside West Tyson, Flint Quarry Trail weaves in and out of several hand dug pit mines dating back up to several thousand years.

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Shared By:

John Kly

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  4.3 from 19 votes

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Photos

Jumping the steps on the Chubb Trail
Apr 8, 2015 near Eureka, MO
A video showing what to expect on this trail ! My first ride in MO
Aug 13, 2018 near Valley…, MO
Looking down the large exposed limestone rocks known as "The Steps". Depending on your line through this section, the rider could take up to a 2' drop.
Sep 29, 2013 near Eureka, MO
Preparing to descend from the Lone Elk trailhead. Park Road to the left.
Sep 29, 2013 near Valley…, MO
Riding along Chubb's flat portion, Meramec River to the left
Sep 29, 2013 near Ellisville, MO
Picnic table. Chubb and Flint Quarry Trails combine here.
Sep 14, 2013 near Eureka, MO

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Sep 20, 2019
Backwoods Rider
Very rough trail surface. Ruts and un groomed rock. Some mud and fallen trees. Pretty steep terrain. The trail is not well maintained.
Sep 2, 2019
Patrick O'Toole
Jun 7, 2019
Chavis Brewer
Aug 12, 2018
Yohan Morgan
Apr 18, 2018
David Philyaw
I've biked this trail the last few days, and it's drying out nicely... Took the Low Weather route near the Meramec River - still some muddy patches… 12.6mi
Feb 10, 2018
Christian Young
Nov 21, 2017
Sean Pollihan
Oct 1, 2017
Dot Schmidt
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