River Scene Trail

MODERATE 98 reviews
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River Scene Trail is a 3.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Ballwin, MO that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.2 miles 302 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

canoeing

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

beach

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

River Scene Trail (red arrows) This three-mile loop is the most spectacular trail in the park and highlights the parks most memorable features. The trail climbs to and then traverses a series of bluffs overlooking the Meramec River. It then goes down a long wood staircase that takes you from the top of the bluffs to the valley below. From there, the trail takes you through an up-close and personal look at the river and the bottomland surrounding it. Along the way, you will pass panoramic vistas, remnants of the historic resort era and floodplain forest. This trail is designated for hiking and bicycling (hiking only on the bluff portion).

5 days ago

hiking
6 days ago

Nice Trail, It could be Marked Better. 11/30/16 WED. 8 am. 40 Degrees and Seen 1 Person on the Trail.

9 days ago

Great trail

9 days ago

trail running
1 month ago

My favorite trail I run. Sometimes a little crowded, but the trail is beautiful and has a little bit of stairs which is nicely done!

hiking
1 month ago

Got here 7:30 am on a Saturday morning and it was already crowded. It's a beautiful trail and I like to go clockwise so I can walk up the endless stairs and give my glutes a good workout.

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Beautiful, but a little crowded for my liking. Must see views though!

hiking
1 month ago

Gorgeous views from the bluffs!

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful views. Lots of people

hiking
1 month ago

2 months ago

Love this trail! Great views and good excercise. Can be muddy and buggy by the river...don't forget your bug spray!

backpacking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Love this trail! Great views of the river and varied terrain. One of my favorite trails!

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Very beautiful and a great place to have some alone time! Definitely going to visit again

2 months ago

Great trail. Very scenic views! There are lots of stairs in one section so be prepared. Definitely want to wear good shoes as there are rocky parts that can cause you to slide. Heavily traveled so you can feel safe walking alone. Get there early if you want a parking space, especially if the weather is nice. It does get crowded.

2 months ago

Beautoful

2 months ago