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River Scene Trail

 8 votes

Length

2.5 Miles 4.0 Kilometers


Elevation

360' 110 m

Ascent

-365' -111 m

Descent

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

33%

Max Grade (18°)

677' 206 m

High

430' 131 m

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A rocky bluff trail with great vistas over the Meramec River descending to the floodplain.

Kerry Nikolaisen

Overview

The wooden staircase on the west end of the trail might make completing this route difficult for those with limited mobility.
Features: Birding — Fall Colors — River/Creek — Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife
Dogs: Leashed

Description

This trail features a steep uphill that starts right from the trailhead but the views are definitely worth it. The trail is fairly rocky most of the way with some dirt paths interspersed throughout the trail. A long descending flight of wooden stairs on the west side of the bluff carries you down to the flood plain. Once you've descended the stairs, the trail flattens out considerably, and you'll be able to enjoy a stroll along the river as you work your way back toward the trailhead.

Flora & Fauna

Bluff hardwoods (oak, hickory) and cottonwoods and elms in the floodplain.

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May 7, 2018
Leda Riley
2.5mi
Apr 17, 2018
Joe Sprenger
Apr 12, 2018
Danielle Kraatz
3.3mi
Dec 6, 2017
Brian Rempel
Hike with Craig 2.5mi
Jul 2, 2017
Laura Ulmer
Apr 8, 2017
Whitney Hess
Feb 18, 2017
Kristina Unverfehrt
2.5mi
Feb 18, 2017
Luke Laws
Took extra portion by river for extra mileage. Not much potential for exploring. Crowded. 3.8mi

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 8 votes

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  4.5 from 8 votes
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#91

in Missouri

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