Meramec River Out-and-Back
ElevationAscent: 105' 32 m
Descent: -105' -32 m
High: 540' 164 m
Low: 444' 135 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 12% (7°)
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“A beautiful out-and-back hike with much to see and access to the Meramec River.”— Susan Stevenson
Family Friendly This is a great out-and-back hike for families. There are views of the Meramec River, a vernal pond called Walt's Pond, and reforestation efforts with native plantings including Hickory Trees.
To get to the river, follow Tunnel Trail, ramble under the train tracks through a tunnel and down a steep set of stairs to a dirt and gravel trail.
The terrain for this set of trails is dirt and gravel with no obstacles and several switchbacks to lessen the grade. The hike is through the woods so, there is shade throughout the year.
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Land Manager: World Bird Sanctuary