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Riverscene Trail

Intermediate

Trail

3.5 mile 5.7 kilometer loop
92% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 350' 107 m
Descent: -360' -110 m
High: 674' 205 m
Low: 406' 124 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 31% (17°)

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Trail shared by Kerry Nikolaisen

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

Kerry Nikolaisen

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.

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Apr 12, 2019
Jennifer Hillman

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  4.4 from 12 votes

#4702

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#154

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#4,702

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Photos

Another great bluff view
Aug 22, 2016 near Valley…, MO
One of the first views one the trail, overlooking the Meramec River.
Aug 9, 2017 near Valley…, MO
Bluff vier overlooking the Meramec River
Aug 22, 2016 near Valley…, MO
A five-lined skink hanging out along the trail.
Aug 9, 2017 near Valley…, MO
A panoramic view from the River Scene Trail
Aug 22, 2016 near Valley…, MO
Typical view of trail conditions on the bluff
Aug 22, 2016 near Valley…, MO

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