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Riverscene Trail

Intermediate
 4.2 (18)

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


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Map Key

3.5

Miles

5.7

KM

Loop

674' 205 m

High

406' 124 m

Low

350' 107 m

Up

360' 110 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

31%

Max Grade (17°)

Dogs Leashed

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.

Contacts

Shared By:

Kerry Nikolaisen

Trail Ratings

  4.2 from 18 votes

#1307

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  4.2 from 18 votes
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Trail Rankings

#18

in Missouri

#1,307

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Photos

Another great bluff view
Aug 22, 2016 near Valley…, MO
One of the first views one the trail, overlooking the Meramec River.
Aug 9, 2017 near Valley…, MO
Bluff vier overlooking the Meramec River
Aug 22, 2016 near Valley…, MO
A five-lined skink hanging out along the trail.
Aug 9, 2017 near Valley…, MO
A panoramic view from the River Scene Trail
Aug 22, 2016 near Valley…, MO
Typical view of trail conditions on the bluff
Aug 22, 2016 near Valley…, MO

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Check-Ins

Apr 1, 2022
Art Gebbia
Apr 4, 2021
Rick Ihnat
3.5mi
Mar 13, 2021
Drew McAllister
Dad, Mom, Sanders, and us! We climbed the ridge, walked along the river, and took the connector back to the road. 2.5mi — 3h 00m
Aug 29, 2020
Cindy Brook
Sep 22, 2019
Jd Tucker
Jun 2, 2019
Greg Tempel
Feb 22, 2019
Katrina Joseph
2.5mi
Jan 6, 2019
Patty Wilson
2.5mi