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River Scene Trail

 4.5 (11)

2.5 Miles 4.0 Kilometers


88%

Runnable

360' 110 m

Ascent

-365' -111 m

Descent

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

33%

Max Grade (18°)

677' 206 m

High

430' 131 m

Low

Shared By Kerry Nikolaisen

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

Kerry Nikolaisen

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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

Land Manager: Missouri State Parks Department

May 24, 2018: Check Beach Status

May 4, 2018: Veteran Recruitment

Jan 9, 2018: 2018 Guided Hikes

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  4.5 from 11 votes

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