|Address:||307 Pinetum Loop Rd, Gray Summit, MO 63039, USA|
This place is breathtaking. So large you feel as if you are truly in the wilderness. No car or city sounds distract from the quiet splendor of the surroudings. Views are stunning and range from meadowlands to hills to wildflowers to shady dells and rocky glens. As a Saint Louis native, I cant believe I hadnt visited here before. A must-see for any Saint Louisan who enjoys the great outdoors.
Lots of hiking trails suitable for children, families, and lovers. Children, if they can walk the distance, enjoy going to the Meramec River sandbar to throw stones. Weve seen kingfishers flying over the River. Water available in only two spots when hiking - the Maritz trail house and the "bus stop" (seasonal). Bring a filled bottle for each person to ensure that everyone stays hydrated.
Gorgeous park at all times of the year. I especially like the trails in the Fall, when the crisp air keeps most of the people inside and you can view lots of wildlife. There have been several instances where I have had the trails all to myself. Dont miss out on this beautiful place, less than an hour outside of Saint Louis.
anne marie conrod
Lovely place to hike or bike anytime! You get to see natures beauty everywhere you walk....enjoy a peaceful spot to picnic,read or just relax. Sorry to see some trees had to be taken down ....it added to the cozy, privacy of Shaw. Now you have noise of traffic more...but its still a nice place to visit.
My school went on a field trip there and it was very beautiful and fun.It was nice and chilly it got me into the fall spirit, but the leaves werent red and yellow but it was still beautiful. It felt like my trip to Utah a few summers ago.
Great place for a hike on several trails. Lots of local wild flowers and trees to admire. Always see snakes, birds, turtles, frogs, and skinks along the trail. Close to Meramec River, which is nice to walk to a check out.
Right off the interstate, lots of hiking trails through prairie, woodland, bluffs. Some are somewhat difficult most are very easy. Lots of cool natural areas. A few restored historic homes turned into visitor centers.
For some bizarre reason they close most of the roads inside the park, including the road to the wetland trail, on the weekends. I wish I had known this and then I would have visited during the week. :(
Great place for kids to get out and play in nature. Different play stations with different plants, music area, sand pit, building blocks and a cargo net/spider web for climbing.
Excellent collection of well maintained hiking trails through a variety of habitats. It would be an excellent place for birders. The main downside is no dogs allowed.
A Private User
Shaw Nature Reserve is THE best place to see native plants beautifully displayed. They hold an annual plant sale--May 8, 2010. Terrific spot for bird watching too!
Hiked about 7 miles and only saw about half of it according to the map! Beautiful! Family friendly - lots of room to run :) (FYI - no pets allowed in the park)
This is an amazing place to see nature. It is nice for the causal strolls and for a good date. This place also has a nice playground area for kids.
Great place for a short walk or longer hike! Beautiful well-maintained park with many different natural areas, including wetlands and prairies.
There are so many different examples of Missouri habitats here. I love to take my family hiking here. There is very much to explore.
I run there 6 days out of a week it is nice and well maintained. The paths are very easy to follow and the staff is extremely nice.
very pretty place, always nice to just walk around and see what is what. You learn something new every time you go there.
Great place for person looking to connect with nature or the runner looking for a peaceful place to get some miles in.
Nature.... But this place is not free. Make sure you know that admission is $5 for adults and free for kids under 12.
What a beautiful place! Got some great shots with my camera, and very much enjoyed a small hike around the property.
This is such an amazingly beautiful nature reserve at any time of the year. They also have plenty of hiking trails.
Beautiful at all times of year, great kids play area, managed with care. Highly recommended to nature enthusiasts.
Fantastic place to walk and enjoy nature with a bonus kids area. Beautiful scenery and wildflowers.
Awesome views, well maintained trails, great facilities. Good for a hike, run, or biking.
Pulled off the snowy road for the worst part of the short storm and had beautiful views.
Beautiful, well kept trails. Easy to get to, right off 44. Check out this hidden gem!
What a neat place! Great place to take a walk with friends, family or a loved one.
Some nice, short walking paths that are great for kids. Tulip season is amazing.
Its just a really beautiful play to go with or without the family
Not a great location to visit if you have disabled guests.
Beautiful year round. Autumn is my favorite time to go.
Been visiting since I was a kid. Gorgeous as ever.
Great lake. Huge wildflower garden and prairie.
Come prepared as the reserve is very big.
Pretty place! Calm nice place walk.....
Lots of hiking and photo opportunities
Nature is always a great attraction.
Great for a long quiet walk or hike
Its absolutely beautiful n peaceful
Great place east afternoon hikes.
Beautiful scenery and great hikes
Quite and peacefully beautiful
Awesome place. Very peaceful
Always a great day at Shaws
Its absolutely beautiful!
Ok place to spend a day.
Great loop for biking!
Daniel j. Barnes
Very beautiful place.