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hiking
14 hours ago

Easy hike with wide paths throughout. We made excellent time and only saw a couple of other people. The loop portion of the trail had standing water in many places. There are side trails to go around those sections, which makes me think the water is a common problem. Alltrails says "no dogs," but I didn't see any signage indicating that dogs aren't allowed.

trail running
1 day ago

I ran this trail in mid-December, starting from big parking lot at end of paved road by river. Favorite part is first mile or so, nice packed sand trail, lovely views of river. Most strenuous part is the stair section! Then, another great scenic section, high above RR tracks, expansive view of Meramec valley.

Beautiful hike. Will be back.

Nice easy trail.

Great Missouri hike

Loved the views.

hiking
29 days ago

Fun trail with great scenery. Leaves made it difficult to see the trail in a few places, but it was well marked, so we didn't have much trouble.

hiking
1 month ago

Start from the parking lot at the Meeting building and go up the Overlook Trail which looks over the river. At the top the trail starts and follows the bluff along the river. There is a fence to keep you from straying too close. It then meanders down the hill to the creek leaving you to walk back up the hill to the parking lot. Very pretty views.

This is a must! Did first two miles with my dog counterclockwise. A few nice spots in canyon right away after paved trail. Took the brown cut off trail due to time which was about 2 miles in and cutoff was pretty short. Wasn’t sure if people were talking about mainly hiking through the canyon most of the way to see more or what, but that what it looked like when you first reach it. . But will start clockwise next time. Would be pretty to see water. But perfect time for the colored trees.

hiking
1 month ago

Quick hike for active hikers, a nice stroll for beginners with some decent altitude. We managed it in roughly 35-40mins with two dogs and a couple of short stops. As said already, there is a perimeter fence on the bluffs so the views are restricted. Overall a good trail for a quicky or a decent running workout.

on River Scene Trail Loop

1 month ago

Nice overlooks. Crowed but nice trail. My boys loved the nearby train and the water

This trail has it all- hills in and out of the trees, a fantastic view at the top, off-paths for bicycles, and runs right by the river. It’s a local favorite.

Great for a level run or walk, but they need to expand it further up and downstream. Lots of bicyclists

Great views all the way through, I would recommend this hike. Prepare yourself for the armada of mosquitoes though haha!

Pretty hike! You have to go off the main trail if you really want to explore the canyons. We passed quite a few people and a few dogs.

I loved this trail!

hiking
2 months ago

great trail with lots of twists and turns. Dog friendly, beautiful bluff views and interesting geology

hiking
2 months ago

The Hogsback Trail is a 1.16 mile long loop trail that you can access from the Overlook Trail near the meeting center.
The trail is pretty rugged but an easy feat. It has fences along the edge to keep you from getting too close to the edge of the cliffs overlooking the Missouri River. Therefore, views during the summer months aren’t too great here unless you’re willing to risk the $1,000 fine and duck through the fence real quick. I took the trail looking for scenic views so not having any very clear shots, I turned back at the switchback down the hill. The Overlook Trail is where I recommend going in this park if you want to see some scenic views!

This park is a gem!

hiking
2 months ago

This is my favorite trail!!! Always clean. Everyone is so friendly. Almost everyone has their dogs there! Beautiful scenery, great spots for pictures!!!

It was a beautiful trail, but poorly and confusingly marked. Even using the map here on Alltrails, somehow I wound up only going 2.3 miles. I suspect I missed a turn somewhere. More flashes, like in the state parks, would be helpful--

very nice trail, but not clearly marked once you are off in canyon part. very beautiful scenery and wildlife

Nice trail!

3 months ago

Very fun and quick trail. I was back to my car in about 45 min with a few stops along the way. Well kept and I only passed a few people along the way. There’s some nice shade from all of the tree coverage, too.

hiking
3 months ago

very nice trail!

great hike. excellent scenery and well marked.

Great hike. Looking forward to returning.

easy to follow..friendly...beautiful scenery..genius additions

I really wanted to enjoy this trip with my family. I took my two kids (3 and 8) and while it was great to get them out into the woods. The trail was more of a deer path than a family friendly trail. I’m going to go and hike it on my own. But it is certainly not kid appropriate.

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