Quail Ridge

Quail Ridge

This series of looped trails winds in and out of several hardwood hollows on the banks of Peruque Creek in western St. Charles County. Expect easy to moderate technical terrain with modest elevation gains.  This park offers an excellent opportunity to introduce new riders to singletrack, yet allows enough technical riding to keep more experienced riders interested.  There are several bail-out options in case novice riders find themselves in too deep.

On the east side of the park, near the main trailhead, the terrain is somewhat rocky and wildlife sightings are common due to encroaching subdivisions on all sides.  These trails encompass mostly short, moderately steep hill sections which can usually be ridden after a rain.

The western portion of the park is a mix of gently rolling hills and flat sections.  The flat sections next to the creek can be ridden fairly easily by the novice rider, but should be avoided when muddy. The 250 acre park features rolling pastures, wooded hillsides, and bottomlands near Peruque Creek. 

There are also paved trails that run throughout the park which offer additional opportunities to introduce someone to riding, or for riding after a rain when the natural surface trails aren't an option.

Directions

This park is located on the south-west corner of the Interstate 70 and Hwy 40 intersection in Western St.Charles County.  From Hwy 40 (just south of the Hwy 70/40 junction) turn west on Prospect Road (CorporatePkwy) and make an immediate right onto the outer road (Duello Road).  

Follow the outer road for approximately 1/2 mile and make a left into the park.  Once in the park, make an immediate left and the trailhead is about 1/4 mile on the left at the end of a parking lot.

Trail Information

Quail Ridge (Off Site)
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Trail Hotline: 636-707-0011

Trail Steward(s)

Rating

Beginner / Intermediate

Length

4.5 miles

Type

Multiple Loops

Weather

Trail Conditions

Latest Conditions

From chriscap on Thu, 09/26/2019 - 6:00pm - Quail Ridge (St. Charles Area)
All good. It’s starting to get dry, it needs wheels.
From chriscap on Wed, 08/21/2019 - 5:00pm - Quail Ridge (St. Charles Area)
Did some minor work on Finch (fixed jump). The park has the trail closed, but it was in perfect condition.
From Dave6284 on Fri, 08/02/2019 - 2:01pm - Quail Ridge (St. Charles Area)
I was there the other day. Site had it closed. I walked trail bone dry. Decided to ride and couldn't see any reason for the closer. I know broke the rules.
From Oldhootowl on Fri, 08/02/2019 - 12:03pm - Quail Ridge (St. Charles Area)
Does anyone know why quail ridge is continually closed for long periods of time?
From Dave6284 on Tue, 07/23/2019 - 5:48pm - Quail Ridge (St. Charles Area)
Says closed.... But all is dry and nice as of 4pm.
From Dave6284 on Fri, 05/10/2019 - 6:17pm - Quail Ridge (St. Charles Area)
Minus a few wet spots... Dirt is in very good condition.