Trail Watch


Trail Watch Volunteers assist the Park Rangers in keeping our 80 miles of trails safe and enjoyable for all. Volunteers, ages 16 and older, will be trained in trail etiquette and reporting procedures. They will not be asked to intervene in potentially dangerous situations, only report them.

Click here for a complete list of St. Louis County Park Trails with detailed maps

Fall 2015 Trail Watch Orientations


Tue Sep 15  Affton Community Center  7-9 pm

9801 MacKenzie Road 63123 

Tue Sep 29   St. Vincent Community Center  7-9 pm

 7335 St. Charles Rock Road 63133   

Advance registration required: To register email SBell@stlouisco.com or call 314-615-8865.

Trail Watch Training (Ages 16+ ) It's like "Neighborhood Watch" on the Trails! Trail Watch is a volunteer program in which hikers, cyclists, skaters and equestrians assist Park Rangers in monitoring the many trails in our County Parks. Volunteers, identified by a brightly colored vest and ID badge, serve as "extra eyes and ears" on the trails. Trail Watch Volunteers report safety hazards, lost persons or suspicious activity. Trail Watch Volunteers must be 16 years of age and attend a 2-hour training class. For information, contact Sue Bell at 314-615-8865 or e-mail SBell@stlouisco.com.


Several Trail Watch volunteers and Parks staff smile for the camera at the 2014 Trail Watch Appreciation held Thursday, July 17 at Bissell House in Bellefontaine Neighbors. Museum Curator Danny Gonzales treated volunteers to a tour of the historic Bissell House following a KFC dinner and Ted Drewes frozen custard at the Bissell Barn. Trail Watch volunteers also received a sling pack with the Parks volunteer logo in appreciation for their active participation in the Trail Watch Program!

Trail Watch Volunteer - Wes Proctor