Mississippi River Trail
ElevationAscent: 56' 17 m
Descent: -71' -22 m
High: 425' 130 m
Low: 404' 123 m
GradeAvg Grade: 1% (0°)
Max Grade: 3% (2°)
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“A flat loop trail along the Mississippi River at Cliff Cave County Park.”— St. Louis County Parks
Keep your eyes open for the native grasses and wildflowers that are planted all along the Riverside Shelter, parking lot and portions of the trail. These drought-resistant plants provide excellent wildlife habitat and are native to the St. Louis area. Every couple of years, the prairie areas are burned to help maintain healthy grow.
You'll also come across a large wetland that lies along the railroad tracks. If you believe some people, it is home to an alligator, Missouris first. During the summer, you may see great blue herons and egrets, and in the spring and fall, the area attracts hundreds of migratory ducks, geese, and other waterfowl.
The trees in the woodland area, while not very diverse, are all able to survive the flood prone habitat. You'll see silver maple, sycamore, cottonwood, black willow and box elder.
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Land Manager: St Louis County, MO - Parks and Recreation