“This is a Mark Twain National Forest trail that is part of the Bateman Trails.”
— Missouri Hiker
Fall Colors · River/Creek
The Merriman Trail #6203 connects the Willie Lee Trail #6201
to the Bottoms Trail #6204
. It follows the edge of the glade and leads down into Brushy Creek. Expect a chunky, loose, gravel trail with deep ruts and washouts. The Bateman Trails are popular with equestrians, so make sure to yield accordingly and be courteous.