Conserved by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Open Space Council in 1990, Forest 44 Conservation Area is a 998-acre forest with extensive hiking and equestrian trails. Described by MDC as a “rugged forest land” the property features Ozark flora & fauna, Williams Creek and a diversity of trail types – from paved and crushed stone to mowed grass and dirt. “Losing Stream Trail” is accessible for visitors of various abilities as it is paved. Forest 44 also boasts Great Missouri Birding Trails – keep your eyes and ears open for Wood Thrush!
Forest 44 Conservation Area is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts looking to explore interesting landscapes just outside of St. Louis for a day hike.
You can find Forest 44 Conservation Area off of Hillsboro Road in High Ridge, MO. At this access you will find a parking lot and two trailheads.
*Always be sure to check the Missouri Department of Conservation‘s website for the latest updates on access at the site.