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The backbone of River Bluff Bike Park where one can find multiple hubs for the natural surface trails.


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2.0

Miles

3.3

KM

Point to Point

1,079' 329 m

High

864' 263 m

Low

171' 52 m

Up

253' 77 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

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Description

This trail connects Huston Wyeth Park and River Bluff Trail Park via the bike/pedestrian bridge over Highland Avenue. It is a wide crushed limestone trail that is open to pedestrian and bicycle traffic. It is forested for nearly its entirety with the exception of the hilltop at Huston Wyeth Park. While it's surface would imply a beginner level trail, there are several areas with steep elevation changes. For those that would need a rest, there are benches interspersed along its length. Not only can one find various hubs for natural surface singletrack along the length, but there are old WPA park structures built in the 1930's, an explosives storage bunker from the time an underground quarry was in operation in the area, and provides access to and from Jekyll & Hyde for a longer loop with Sunbridge Hills Conservation Area.

Near the old structures, one can find a kid's stacked loop downhill area and skills loop. Both are suitable for strider bikes, as well. Families can spend time here and use the picnic tables in one of the old structures while the kids use the kid's area, if they brought their bikes, or simply as a nice snack stop while traveling the length of the trail. The north end of the Comeback Loop is accessed here if trail users prefer a natural trail surface going south.

The gravel continues south and intersects with Pony and access to Goat. The trail eventually starts its long descent to the bike/pedestrian bridge. At the last flat area before the bride, is the beginning of two bike-only downhill (DH) trails called Randy's and Larceny. For everyone's safety, please, do not walk or run on these DH trails.

Near the bottom of the hill, the trail joins the bike/pedestrian bridge and crosses Highland Avenue to Huston Wyeth Park where a forested climb gives way to an open field at the top. Two natural surface trails on each side of Huston Wyeth Park form a loop and can be accessed within the forested climb and at the end of the Crushed Limestone Trail at the parking lot. Be sure to check out the incredible views here over the Missouri River valley.

While not ADA accessible, it is well suited for adaptive mountain bikes and even bicycles with narrow tire widths.

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E Lee Clark

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Looking south on the Crushed Limestone Trail
May 4, 2022 near Saint J…, MO
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