Columbia Bottom Conservation Area Trail Loop

EASY 24 reviews

Columbia Bottom Conservation Area Trail Loop is a 9.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near St Louis, Missouri that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
9.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
114 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

river

wild flowers

wildlife

mountain biking
23 days ago

It's still has work to be done, but definitely rideable. River view trail not open.

trail running
1 month ago

this is currently completely under water... note the picture I posted. Hopefully the water dissipates soon. Love this trail

4 months ago

6 months ago

7 months ago

beautiful Trail, it was well marked and very easy walk. there is 2.5 miles for a river Trail that is all sand so this could be difficult for some. but you can always stay on the paved path.

trail running
7 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Nice hike right by the river - did the rivers edge trail both directions just because we wanted to see the river and not be on a paved path

walking
Wednesday, June 29, 2016

We started off at the visitor center and walked over pass the lookout point. If you walk there is a shortcut through a gravel road that leads you straight back. I gave this three stars because the boat dock was block by construction and it's not much of a scenic trail. Mostly farmland and prairie. Also this is not an "easy" track, and if one isn't ready for an 8 mile hike I would say it's more moderate. But we still had a good time!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Trail still closed call or check website for updates

road biking
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Trail is currently closed due to damage from flooding last winter.

hiking
Thursday, April 21, 2016

hiking
Friday, October 30, 2015

hiking
Thursday, October 22, 2015

River's edge hike is peaceful along the Missouri River. River Bottoms are sandy with tons of wildlife for viewing. River's edge is only open to hiking, rest of CA is a paved bike path.

mountain biking
Monday, August 24, 2015

we went off the beaten path into a trail in the woods, was pretty hilly and a little much for a beginner but felt good about my effort afterwards.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

hiking
Friday, September 27, 2013

hiking
Saturday, January 26, 2013

This trail is nice for trail riding or biking because a large portion is paved. There is also a path that runs alongside the river. We saw many birds and frogs on the hike. A very nice and easy place to hike, not too crowded.

hiking
Friday, December 28, 2012

Lots of invasive plant life choke out the native vegetation along the loop portion of this trail. Lovely area, just wish it was better cared for.

Saturday, October 06, 2012