River Scene Trail

MODERATE 175 reviews
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River Scene Trail is a 3.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Ballwin, Missouri 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 291 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).

Love this trail for energy exertion and the views but too crowded for my preference.

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4 days ago

Great trail with lots of variety. Steep hills, flat bottoms, field, river, railroad, complex stairs and gorgeous views! Saw many hikers, runners and cyclists.

hiking
7 days ago

This is a good hike! The view is nice and the hills offer a decent workout.

Bring bug spray in the summer or you'll end up having to leave 30 seconds into your hike.

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1 month ago

Great views any day at the water is a great day

hiking
2 months ago

Very nice trail but not marked well - very busy on weekends

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2 months ago

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

3 months ago

Great trail