“This is the main trail through the conservation area.”
— Stacy Dempsey
Features: Birding — Fall Colors — Lake — River/Creek — Spring — Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife
Family Friendly: It is easy to navigate the trail and, while steep in parts, we have seen several kids playing and hiking on the trail.
This is a really nice wooded trail with an overlook area and panoramic views of the Meramec River. A couple of small ponds are easily accessible through well-marked side trails. Expect a very steep first 3/4 of a mile.
Along this trail, there is a small creek and the terrain varies from older pavement for the first quarter of a mile to rock, dirt, and small field crossings. Overall, it's really nice for hiking.
Flora & Fauna
Small snakes, turtles, and lizards can be seen on this trail.