I visited August A. Busch Wildlife Conservation Area at Weldon Spring, Missouri, on April 2, 2016. This video should give you an overview of the Hiking & Biking trail there. You’ll notice many World War II era ammunition bunkers. Check them out!
The trail is about 3.1 miles long and any elevation changes tend to be gentle. I’ve walked the trail in all seasons and would categorize it as easy. You may find people walking their dogs, trail runners, and families out for a bit of nature. Overall, the trail tends to be quite uncrowded considering its close proximity to St. Louis County — just a bit beyond the I-40/61 Missouri River bridge in St. Charles County.
If you have any questions or wish to relate your own experiences on this trail, please post them below.
See you out on the trail!
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Portions of the August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area were used by the Department of Army in the 1940’s for TNT and DNT production and by the Atomic Energy Commission in the 1960’s for uranium ore processing. The affected portions were all part of a federal environmental cleanup project and required to meet certain environmental health and safety standards. The area is now considered to be safe for all recreational pursuits allowed on the area, as well as the wildlife found within the area.