I really enjoyed the variety this trail offers: creek bed, asphalt, hiking, steep hills, river view, and several bluffs. Some areas you can hear the highway, but only a small part of hike. It is a short loop, but did it 3x and got a great workout. Mostly shaded AND there's indoor bathrooms! I couldn't ask for more from a place just a few miles from a heavily populated community. It's a great get away close to home.
Amy L. on Bluff Creek Trail
Beautiful park but you get a lot of noise from the interstate.
Great trail located centrally in St. Louis county. The trail has a short paved path but several off shoot trails that will take you to a bluff that overlooks Fenton. There's another offshoot trail that takes you on some bluffs overlooking highway 270, there's also a lower trail that you walk along the river.. I especially like this trail as it is so close to home, if I want to hike a trail and don't want to have to drive too far.
Easy trail and was very nice. The first portion is a paved loop that leads to longer packed earth trail loop. The packed packed earth trailhead can be difficult to spot so keep an eye out. Short and easy. I go counter clockwise to save the Meramec river overlook for last. My dog enjoys a swim in the river near the end of the trail.