Deer Run Trail

MODERATE 34 reviews

Deer Run Trail is a 2.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Crossroads, Missouri that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
331 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

paddle sports

walking

cave

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Interstate 40,Take Leasburg exit, State Hwy H, turns south on hwy H for 4.5 miles to Onandoga SP

1 month ago

Highly recommend especially the cliffs along the river. But even deep in the woods the trail was built into the side of the hill as it snaked around hills and ravines. Lots of rocks and roots in the trail. Sometimes the trail seemed to dead end into the hill just to make a 90degree turn and continue around the hill. Hiked in about 2hrs with a 6 yr old and a 60 yr old. Really pretty.

2 months ago

Decent trail. Beginning is neat with the river over look. Did a lil trail walk/running on this one with the “Zombies, Run!” App. Fun times.

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3 months ago

Enjoyable, well used trail that is nicely blazed. The left portion of the loop will take you directly to bluffs overlooking the Meramec River. There are several short side trails from there that give different views of the river along the bluff. The remainder of the trail passes mostly through forest although there are several wet weather streams to cross as well as a couple of glades. The entrance to the Cathedral Cave is toward the beginning of the right portion of the loop but was locked when I passed by.

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4 months ago

This trail was a nice hike with our teenagers. great views once you reach the top of the bluff. well marked and fun to hike!!

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6 months ago

Excellent hike. It would be good to note this trailhead is directly behind the showerhouse that you will find if you pass the State Park visitor center and take the very next right turn, through the camping area. Start the loop to the right and you’ll be blown away by the views at the end. There are also awesome side trials to take to get great views of the river.

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6 months ago

Did this hike on 2.25.18 and loved it. Great views from the bluffs and great exercise on the hike. Pics are uploaded. Plus, see these and more at my IG: wdp_photographyinstructor

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Great view of the meramec over bluffs. Nice stands of oak and cedars. Glades. A nice easy walk.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Great view of the meramec over bluffs. Nice stands of oak and cedars. Glades. A nice easy walk.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Nice views along the river.

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Had a blast hiking this trail! Lookout over the river are worth every bit of the hike. Very well maintained.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Really an awesome trail. It's quite hilly, but also only 2.75 miles long. Beautiful views along the Meramec River. I love how the trail is narrow and not a huge ugly swath cut through the woods.

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Loved the view of the river along the trail. It was such a beautiful color today! Not a great trail to start off on if out of shape, but wasn't too bad.

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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Nice hike - pretty river views - would definitely go to the right or counter clockwise when doing this trail - less climbing that direction - also can see Cathedral cave on this trail when it is open during the summer months.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Beautiful trail and river scenery.

Thursday, July 07, 2016

Trail is clearly marked with blazes and trail itself is very defined. Some good views of the Meramec River and hills. Easy trail.

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Friday, August 07, 2015

Camping was nice, we had 2 families. Trails had some nice scenic areas and the kids really enjoyed it, however as others remarked before me the lack of marking made it difficult to be sure you stayed on the correct trail. The cave tour was great!

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Sunday, January 12, 2014

I couldn't find this trail, but found one across from the amphitheater in the campground that was a 3 mile loop and pretty nice.

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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Simple trail with a few scenic rock formations. Poorly marked and maintained. Would not have found the trailhead except a park ranger happened to show up.

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