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21 days ago

Well marked trail with steep inclines. Be aware of several small (2-3" diameter) tree stumps on the trail.

hiking
21 days ago

Great trail

22 days ago

Nice trail!

hiking
27 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

One of the better trails in the area for sure.

Very beautiful area - needs better signage but overall was a great hike

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

it was fun and tough, did 9.4 miles! the path is easy to stick to most of the time. even went off the path and climbed a wall. lots to see out there!

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

A really nice trail for a day hike! If you're fairly athletic/experienced, this is not a difficult hike, but some of the terrain is a little choppy/rocky.

The trail is well marked -- it starts as a loop and then goes straight. Take one leg of the loop on the way out and a different one on the way back! The two routes are slightly different terrain, so it's worth it to mix things up.

There's an interesting mix of terrain. Most of the hike is through the woods, but eventually it opens into flat prairie land, and eventually slides up next to the Meramec as a nice riverside walk. At one point you'll be able to choose whether to walk on a wide area next to a flat grassy area or duck into the woods to walk along a creekbed -- take the creekbed! They're side by side, and it's much more interesting.

Bring bug spray, there are plenty of them to go around.

We saw a western rat snake hanging out just off to the side of the trail. Don't worry, not dangerous! :)

2 months ago

Great trail. For those with experience on mountainous trails it is a rather easy hike. I load up my pack with 30lb and use it for training to hike and climb in Colorado. Either way it is a fun trail and I would recommend it for everyone.

mountain biking
2 months ago

The new loop is amazing single track. Also a great hike that can be joined to bluff, which is an amazing view.

Very beautiful! Liked that there were man made and natural places to sit and enjoy the views.