Columbia Bottom Conservation Area Trail Loop

EASY 25 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
9.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
68 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

river

wild flowers

wildlife

mountain biking
3 months ago

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

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

10 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.

hiking
11 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, 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.

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.

hiking
Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Lots of birds and a nice view of the bridge. There is an exceptional nature center for bird watching near by (Riverlands - see link). Worth checking out too.

trail running
Saturday, July 07, 2012

Lots of flat, paved area. Also, 2 miles or so of dirt trail that runs along the Missouri River. Good place to check out birds. Other scenery not so great, at least to me. Take a friend. Pretty desolate. I ran 9 miles and saw 1 human being the whole time.

walking
Thursday, June 14, 2012

Nice, easy walk. Lots of wildlife (birds). Just be sure to wear some insect repellant. I found six ticks on my legs!

hiking
Friday, January 13, 2012

This is an wonderful area to hike around and observe migratory birds. There is little to no elevation gain, so the area is pretty easy to transverse.

hiking
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trail running
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