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Trail

2.5 mile 4.0 kilometer loop
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 360' 110 m
Descent: -365' -111 m
High: 677' 206 m
Low: 430' 131 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 33% (18°)

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Trail shared by Kerry Nikolaisen

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

Kerry Nikolaisen

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

The wooden staircase on the west end of the trail might make completing this route difficult for those with limited mobility.

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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Feb 22, 2019
Katrina Joseph
2.5mi
Jan 6, 2019
Patty Wilson
2.5mi
Jul 8, 2018
Craig Lopez
Beautiful bluff views. Went up the stairs and down the hillside. Not sure which way is more challenging. 3.9mi
Jul 8, 2018
Aaron Rankin
May 28, 2018
Erik A
3.3mi
May 7, 2018
Mike V
May 7, 2018
Leda Riley
2.5mi
Apr 17, 2018
Joe Sprenger

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  4.4 from 12 votes

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#157

in Missouri

#4,311

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