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.
dogs on leash
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).
Beautiful views. Lots of people
Love this trail! Great views and good excercise. Can be muddy and buggy by the river...don't forget your bug spray!
Love this trail! Great views of the river and varied terrain. One of my favorite trails!
Very beautiful and a great place to have some alone time! Definitely going to visit again
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.
Great trail, lots of loose rock footing so wear good shoes, lots of people and lots of dogs. Very family friendly, so if you don't like being slowed down this trail might not be for you. Beautiful views, will do it again.
It's a great hiking area
the River Scenic route was amazing...very beautiful scenery! took our 9 y/o daughter and she had a blast! can't wait to go back and do some more!
Not all the trail is ready for walking. There are parts you need to find your way through the bushes. The rest is very nice.