One of Jake's favorite trails is the River des Peres Trail. This is a very nice trail for a senior dog as it is flat, flat, flat. The bridges curve a bit but it is very gentle. There is off-street parking. The only downside is that the newer sections from the trailhead at I-55 and Germania to around Gravios and Carondelet/River des Peres Blvd has next to no shade. The shade is currently growing and in 5 years will probably be lovely. The trail does cross River des Peres Blvd and Carondelet but there are designated lights which you can activate to cross, which gives Jake just enough to time to waddle across. The trail doesn't loop. Parking at the middle trailhead could be a problem during soccer season.
Jake loves going to the park and loves going to new parks. The problem is I never know what parks are good for Jake and which ones to avoid. Jake's blog has been kind of stagnant too. Then I had an idea! What if Jake and I went to different parks and reviewed them for dog-friendlyness! We will be looking at trail surface, shade, and general old dog friendliness.
So come join us on our hikes! If you have suggestions of places to check out, drop Jake a line in the comment box!