Deer Run Trail

MODERATE 18 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
449 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

canoeing

hiking

nature trips

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

hiking
19 days ago

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20 days ago

25 days ago

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

25 days ago

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

1 month ago

1 month ago

Nice views along the river.

hiking
2 months ago

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

hiking
3 months ago

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3 months ago

4 months ago

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.

hiking
7 months ago

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.

hiking
8 months ago

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.

8 months ago

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.

hiking
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!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

hiking
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.

hiking
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.