Lewis and Clark Trail - Lewis Trail is a 7.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near St Charles, MO that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until November.
Stunning views of the Missouri River Bluffs, Best hike in Metro Area This is the most scenic hike in the Metro St. Louis Area. Three sections of the trail pass by limestone cliffs and bluff escarpments where hikers enjoy a beautiful view of the Missouri River. These sections require you to take a short spur off of the main trail. The bluffs are usually about 25 yards from the main trail. These sections come up in the first 2 miles of the hike. Moderately strenuous for Missouri hiking. One possible, yet easy, creek crossing in wet weather. Be sure, at the creek crossing, to take the fork that heads NORTH or else you will be doing the full 8.2 mile loop (Lewis Trail).
I have a little dog, so the whole 8 mile loop is too long for us. However, it worked out perfectly! We walked about 1.5 miles from the parking lot to the cliff of the river/scenic lookout and turned around for a mini 3 mile loop. It was perfect length and we got to see the great river view! Lookout for some tall roots.
Beware of hunters this time of year. Went yesterday and came across a couple. Very friendly, but not wanting to get mistaken for a deer!
Great hike on the Clark trail. 5.3 miles. Lewis 8.3. Beautiful scenery near the Missouri River. Highly recommend
Great Saturday morning stroll with the dogs or nice trail run. Great terrain and views. Very well maintained.
My favorite trail so far.
This is my favorite hiking trail by far yet! Some of the best and most scenic views that you can ask for. Lots of nature to look at ( both plants and animals) I do take my Shiba Inu with me every time, (not in summer) and he loves it. There are always other dogs out there too. The trial does have some treacherous terrain and hills, but worth it every time. Every time I leave, I can't wait to come back.
Could not have asked for a better day. Hike was great. We did the Clark trail. Will probably do the Lewis trail in the spring!
Yas w/ Nick Ladd
started out to do the 5 mile, wound up doing the longer trail due to very poor trail markings! Would do again though.
Love it. Very challenging with majestic views.
awesome. the whole 9 mi loop is strenuous but amazingly satisfying.
did clark trail... im really out of shape and over weight so proud moment finishing it... not comming back till i drop some weight though. was beautiful and challenging. overall great place