Help keep our trails and parks open during COVID-19 by committing to social distancing. Some trails or park services may be closed this weekend so check with local authorities before heading out.
Learn more

Sherman Beach Bluff View Trail is a 5.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Glencoe, Missouri that features beautiful wild flowers 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.

Length 5.2 mi Elevation gain 344 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Horseback riding

Mountain biking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Views

Wild flowers

Muddy

Snow

Description
Waypoints (0)

Weather
UV Index
Daylight
Reviews (293)
Photos (281)
Recordings (288)
Completed (442)
Joseph Negrin
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSat Jun 20 2020
Hiking

Beautiful hike in enchanted forest! The path is well shaded and the surroundings are so nice. The first half a mile is along side the Meramec river with amazing view of the for, then you get into the forest which is incredible for itself. 5 stars!!

View Joseph's Recording
Darlene Diekmann
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarThu Jun 18 2020

Love this hiking trail and walking trail along side Meramec River. The views are amazing! Get out and enjoy.., Great hike for families with young kiddos

Karen Drake
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarSat Jun 13 2020
Hiking

Nice trail, would like to venture off trail next time. Also wished I had an inner tube to float down the Meramec. If you start out early morning, maybe you can avoid so many mountain bikers whizzing by.

Allison Barnett
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarThu Jun 11 2020
Hiking

It was a nice trail with a great view at the beginning. This trail is mostly for cyclists so be aware while you’re walking. It wasn’t muddy at all and I liked how it connected to the Al Foster trail. This is an out and back trail.

View Allison's Recording
Jill Fitzgerald Anderson
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarSun Jun 07 2020
Hiking

Crowded, lots of bikes. Great view at the top!

View Jill's Recording
Heather Kemper
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSat Jun 06 2020
Hiking

Beautiful for a sunrise hike

View Heather's Recording
Julie Stern
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarSun May 31 2020
Hiking

It was a really nice hike. Definitely got better when we went off the main path and up and around and back around I would definitely recommend doing that but then continuing on to a different part that’s not on the main hike. There were a good amount of bikers which I didn’t like at all

View Julie's Recording
paul dinkins
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarMon May 25 2020
Mountain biking

loved the variety of landscape: river, clear creeks, marsh, forest, bluffs, and prairie. muddy at parts, but to be expected.

Hayley Menges
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSun May 24 2020
Hiking

Muddy in parts but very pretty. Brought my dog and we had to get out of the way for a number of bikers, but that’s to be expected. Really enjoyed it!

Rose Thompson
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarSun May 24 2020
HikingMuddyRocky

Lots of traffic on the trail today between hikers and mountain bikes.

View Rose's Recording
Caleb Janssen
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarTue May 12 2020
Hiking

great day hike! popular mountain biking trail.

View Caleb's Recording
Jennifer Knehans
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSun May 10 2020
Hiking

Great trail. Not too muddy, well marked.

View Jennifer's Recording
Shelby Cornett
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarFri May 08 2020
Hiking

A beautiful trail but a little confusing on where to go once it crosses near other trails. We found a little short cut on the way back since we may have gone too far. We saw the scenic view but didn’t see the bluff view, we may have not gone far enough.

View Shelby's Recording
Lauren Berry
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarThu May 07 2020
Hiking

I absolutely loved this trail, dog friendly, shady, and not muddy at all. Watch for bikers

View Lauren's Recording
Mickle Price
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarSat May 02 2020

nice trail. kinda scetchy w the length and names. it runs into multiple trails all headed the same way. also not a loop. it's a out and back trail

Randy Thomas
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarFri Mar 27 2020
Muddy
View Randy's Recording
Suzie Hentschel
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarWed Mar 18 2020
HikingMuddy

It was a bit busy but the Scenic overview was beautiful and well worth it. my dog came along and she also loved it ,was a bit muddy so we had to take it a little bit slower but still a nice hike ,I will be back.

John VonBokel
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSun Mar 15 2020
Hiking

reminds me of Green Rock Trail, but less rocky

View John's Recording
Jennifer Lane
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSat Mar 07 2020
Hiking

Trail was very well maintained and well marked, the trail itself was fantastic! Moderately to heavily trafficked (probably depends on the weather), LOTS of bikers you have to watch out for. But overall a very nice and easy five mile trail!

View Jennifer's Recording
Savana Joy
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarSun Mar 01 2020
HikingMuddy

Completed 03/01/2020 Decent bluff lookout, just way too crowded for my taste. I guess this could be a nice trail of you lived in the area but I definitely won't be back.

Hike Aholic
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarSat Feb 22 2020
HikingMuddyRocky

Very muddy but decent trail with a nice bluff view at the end. Not challenging and quite busy.

View Hike's Recording
Connie Scammell
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarMon Jan 06 2020
Hiking

I first discovered this trail while driving to Chicagoland for Christmas. I decided I woud hike this on my return drive when I had more time. I made it to the trailhead with an hour before sunset, so I cut this down to a three-mile loop. This is a very popular trail for mountainbikers who start at the Bluff View Park and ride downhill, so be alert! I started in the Al Foster parking lot, continued to the railtrail and turned on the single track a quarter mile farther. The trail is well-marked in case there is an emergency. It switchbacks over tree roots as it makes it to the overlook and on to the upper parking lot. Here I turned around on a paved trail back to the scenic overlook. At the overlook look for an unmarked trail going downhill. This takes you past some limestone protrusions and back to the railtrail, cutting out two miles. This short cut saved me from walking back in darkness, as the trail officially closes a half hour after sunset. Parts of the hillside were muddy from snowmelt. but what a lovely trail! I hope to do this one again in the summer.

Joel Cotton
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSun Jan 05 2020
HikingMuddy

Took this as a loop because it was way too muddy. (Through private property)

View Joel's Recording
Blackpeoplewhohike .
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarTue Dec 31 2019
HikingIcyMuddySnow

Trail starts out on al fosters trail and about .25 miles up you will see the trail head off to your left in the woods. If walking and talking can definitely walk right by it. The first time we attempted to hike it, we did just that and ended up staying on Al foster instead. Wasn’t very trafficked only saw 4 other hikers. Bluff view at the top was nice and well worth the mud! Sunday 12.22.19

Vincent Gibbs
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSat Dec 28 2019
Hiking

Nice clear trail, starts out paved then to dirt. Great views.

View Vincent's Recording
Sharla Friend
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSat Dec 21 2019
MuddySnow

Phenomenal views along the river, followed by lazy switchbacks, with an awesome bike trail if you're into that, follow a rocky path through the woods up to the top. When going back, take the paved path, at the end of it along the cliff face, there is a quick unpaved path straight back down to the river front. This path has a wonderful scenic view of the area.

Showing results 1 - 26 of 293