18 Outdoor Adventures Near St. Louis That You Have to Experience


The city is great and all, but sometimes you need to get away from the concrete jungle. Whether you're craving a leisurely bike ride along a beautiful paved trail, a hike through a state park or a thrilling ride on a zip line, we have outdoor adventures to suit every St. Louisan.

Some are as close as 30 minutes away, while others are as many as four hours (road trip!) But they're all within driving distance. Bonus: some of these destinations are near one another, so you can get more out of your journey.

So ditch that cellphone and say goodbye to the noise, the hustle and bustle, and get out there into the countryside, St. Louis. Nature is calling.