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Good birding here, mostly flat and well-kept!

This is an excellent trail, well maintained, and with breathtaking vistas of the Missouri River basin sprinkled along the backside of the route. The trail features shorter five mile loop as well as the longer seven to eight mentioned here. Seriously one of my favorite day hikes - I stop here at least a few times a year.

Also good for trail running in my experience.

Beautiful in Spring and Fall!

Be very careful during wet seasons. I hiked this trail this weekend and ended up slipping on a muddy hill and breaking my ankle. The EMTs said that they have to pull someone off the trail once or twice a month. Very beautiful trail other than that.

Very pretty...just a little snow on the grow and lots of beautiful leaves

hiking
14 days ago

Beautiful hike with various terrain changes. We went 11/3, early AM, after rain, many new leaves on paths, if it weren’t for trekking poles would have fallen four times. No ticks, skeeters, spider webs, nice. Trail head (TH) marking, signage poor. We took off from area 1/2 mile off TH. We finally found the TH, which we thought was end of trail but it wasn’t; very confusing! We were temporarily bewildered (lost) and walked 3/4 mile on road to get back to car. Blazing’s are confusing, and not very generous.

Great trail with beautiful views. Starts off on a boardwalk by the shut ins, then becomes a nice switchback over some rocky terrain. Loops down the valley for a ways then ties in with the Ozark Trail for a short distance before heading back up and out a different way than it came in

Fall is a great time to come and see this awesome place! The different color trees make it more beautiful. Lots of places for photos. It is a easy trail I have been here 3 times and it always has a lot of people. If you bring children ... don’t let them out of your sight.

walking
15 days ago

Nice easy trail

Lovely gravel trail around the youth facility. When passing the school building bear left immediately and go through the stone gates. Climb the 118 steps to get your floors.

hiking
17 days ago

It was a nice hike in October. The leaves are changing and there’s not much to see except trees. We went north and south of Hwy K and it ended up being about 5.4 miles in a little over 2 hours.

hiking
17 days ago

Although short it is pretty taxing as you climb back up the hill from the river. The trailhead is in the park store/restuarant parking lot. Goes to an old rock gazebo overlooking the river. Drops down to the river where there is another old pavillion and then back up to the top of the hill. Quite a workout.

Always a great view and fun climbing

best during cooler season,less bugs

Nice little place to go for something more local

One of my favorite trails in the area!

Just the right amount of trail for an after-work ride.

beautiful fall variations of color during this time of year.

backpacking
21 days ago

Wonder site. The white connector has two well done campsites that make it easy to set up camp and hike the other trails while still providing quick access, less than 30 minutes, to real bathrooms and your car if needed.

This is one of my favorite trails! The ravine is incredible! One could easily spend the entire day here. The creek can get slick and the trails are muddy. There is some strenuous hiking areas but we loved it. The GPS will not get you there- close though. And no signal! Be sure you have a map. There is only one small brown sign near the ground where the turn off it to the trail head. We had no problems with webs or insects. However, it was already cool weather.

hiking
23 days ago

Flat trail, easy, used by bikes also.

My husband and I really enjoyed this trail. Varying terrain, views and moderate difficulty kept it interesting. I suggest bearing right at the trailhead instead of left on the paved path. You'll reach the shut-ins at the end of the trail which is kind of like the grand finale of the trail. We hiked during the first weekend in October and encountered 2 -3 couples on the trail and that was it. Most people were swimming the shut-ins.

I've hiked and ran both the Lewis & Clark. It is by far the best trail around! As others have discussed, depending on the time of year it can be muddy and mosquitos can carry you away. The trails can get a little busy on the weekend but it isn't normally very bad. Parking can be an issue.

The Clark can be hiked in around 2-2.5 hours.

Beautiful fall hike in rolling hills.

road biking
29 days ago

We tried to do the Al Foster trail starting with the directions at Castlewood Park. You have to take the river scene trail a ways to get there. This is definitely mountain biking - not road biking. Pretty trail but would not call this “easy” for kids to bike

on River Scene Trail Loop

29 days ago

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

I really like the trail, the history, and the grand staircase! Just make sure to follow the map on here because it was really easy to get confused.

The signage was way to inaccurate. The sign said we were .1 miles away, but it was closer to to 2 miles. I would not hike here again.

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