Guided Hiking / Trail Running Trips

We understand that getting everything together can be quite the task and takes more time than some of us have. Let us take the hassle out of planning and organizing the trip! Choose from a fully custom or pre-designed trip. We provide the guide, the lodging accommodations, the expert hiking/running instructions, gear, transportation, and meal planning & preparation.

We offer the following trips with our experienced hiking and trail running guides; All Day Private Party and Weekend Backpacking trips. ALL trips can be fully customized and can apply a location that fits your interest even if it isn’t listed.


“All Day” Private Party trips

All trips listed are considered “ALL-DAY” private party trips where you and your friends will get the following to use for your trip that day

  • Professional Hiking or Trail Running Guide
  • Pre-packed “day pack” or trail running vest
  • Trail Snacks (energy bars, gels, candy bars)
  • Water/Sports drink/After-hike beverages
  • Transportation can be provided for an extra 20$/group

During checkout please let Guided Path Adventures know how long that you would like to hike prior so that we can plan accordingly. Our trips typically will have 2 – 4 hours with your guide. We will hike as little as 1 mile up to 30 miles for these trips; all depending on experience and fitness. *Don’t forget comfortable clothing and shoes that can get dirty (preferably hiking or trail running shoes)*

Our All Day trips have a wide variety of locations to choose from. We have broken them down into centralized areas and by skill levels.

St Louis Area:
  • Rockwoods Reservation
  • Castlewood State Park
  • Greensfelder County Park
  • Bluff View Park
St. Charles Area:
  • Lewis and Clark Trail
St. Genevieve Area:
  • Hawn State Park
Illinois:
  • Pere Marquette State Park

Weekend Backpacking trips SAT/SUN:

All trips are considered “Weekend” or “2-day” private party trips where you and your friends will get the following for your trip:

  • “2-day” pre-packed hiking backpack or trail running vest (If you want to keep your bag you may purchase it for an additional fee at the end of your trip)
  • Professional Hiking or Trail Running Guide
  • Trail Snacks (energy bars, gels, candy bars)
  • Water/Sports drink/After-hike beverages
  • Transportation (Riders meet @GPA Headquarters or if on the way to trail we can pick you up)
  • Camping gear (tent/hammock and sleeping bag)

Weekend trips depart at 8 am on Saturday and we will have you back home Sunday no later than 5 pm. Distances vary depending on the hiker/runner’s skill level and ability but we will accommodate for all even its your first time out or you want to bring your kiddos (we are out here to smile and have fun, not train for the Boston Marathon). *Don’t forget comfortable clothing and shoes that can get dirty*(preferably hiking or trail running shoes)

Our All Day trips have a wide variety of locations to choose from. We have broken them down into centralized areas and by skill levels.

St Louis Area:
  • Greensfelder County Park
Ozark Trail :
  • Johnson Shut-ins / Mina Sauk Falls
  • Berryman Trail
  • Council Bluff Lake
St. Genevieve Area:
  • Hawn State Park
Illinois:
  • Pere Marquette State Park
  • Shawnee National Forest

During checkout please choose your location of choice. As GPA transitions you through the planning process we may adjust location after determining skill and fitness levels.