River Scene Trail

 5 votes

2.5 Miles 4.0 Kilometers


Singletrack

360' 110 m

Ascent

-365' -111 m

Descent

677' 206 m

High

430' 131 m

Low

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

33%

Max Grade (18°)

All Clear

39 days agoUpdate

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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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
Jan 13, 2017
Mia Russell
2.5mi
Oct 17, 2015
Patty Wilson

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  4.4 from 5 votes

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