We enjoy the Lewis Trail in Weldon Spring Conservation Area. We live near it and it helps a "get away" for the afternoon even when we are busy and can't go very far. We hike this 8-mile trail backwards because it gets us to the pretty views faster and it is usually less crowded and quieter. There isn't much elevation change in this walk in the woods and the trail is well marked.
It started to rain about half-way through our intended hike, but it only made the day more perfect. The clouds at the lookout over the river were intriguing the rain was never very heavy. A great day for a hike! You can check out more by clicking on our YouTube video below.