River Scene Trail

MODERATE 162 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).

hiking
9 days ago

17 days ago

Great views any day at the water is a great day

hiking
28 days ago

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

1 month ago

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

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

1 month ago

Great trail

1 month ago

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2 months ago

trail running
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months ago

2 months ago

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

hiking
2 months ago

Gorgeous views from the bluffs!

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful views. Lots of people

2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

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