Frenchmans Bluff Trail Loop

MODERATE 36 reviews
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Frenchmans Bluff Trail Loop is a 1.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Troy, Missouri that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, camping, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
193 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

wildlife

Nice Hike. Beautiful View off the Bluffs

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1 month ago

Nice hike with some decent views from the bluffs. Beautiful views of the fall foliage surround you in the hike. Equestrian trail as well so very open paths with fairly gentle slopes. Hikes more like an easy than moderate trail so would definitely recommend it.

hiking
4 months ago

Gentle hike. Bluff views are beautiful. Elevation changes are slow. Wildlife moderate. I did afternoon. Recommend AM as sun would be behind you when looking down the bluff.

9 months ago

Great beginners trail with awesome views. Perfect for older kids. Younger children are capable too, however there's bluffside terrain, use caution.

hiking
9 months ago

First time on this trail. Interesting variety with the huge vista from the bluff overlooking the river. Nice spots to sit and look down to the river and the pasture beyond. From the wooded area, you cross a park road to reach the scenic overlook. Then, you continue on a narrow trail section along the bluff--watch your footing! I was there in very muddy conditions on the wooded part of the trail--very slippery. It's also an equestrian trail, and it was fun to see two horseback riders.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

this is the first hike we ever took. 3 kids. good hike. some fun branches/rocks for kids. took pictures at the bluff. highly recommend!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

View at top is great. Large section of trail is along a steep drop-off, so consider it kid friendly if your child is over the age of 10. Also, 1.5 miles from the loop, not counting the roughly .6 mile connection from playground. Very manageable trail, with great path.

hiking
Sunday, June 18, 2017

Fun trail. Didn't start our hike until after noon so it was challenging with the heat, but the views at the top were amazing. We took connector 2 back down to Blackhawk Point Trail (which I do not believe is listed on here). It stormed last night and this morning so the latter part was very, very muddy. We were able to spot several animal tracks, which was cool. Will definitely do this trail again!

hiking
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

First time to Cuivre River State Park was a great one!! We went for the potential wildflowers but not much currently except toothwort and violas. The trail starts behind the playground. Wonderful outlook at the top to enjoy a picnic. Continue along the bluff for plenty of clear views of the Cuivre River valley. This area is accessible by car so it can be pretty crowded. Driving to the top is definitely a must to watch the sunset before the park closes. We will be back!

Friday, February 24, 2017

Good loop trail not to difficult. Good views off the bluff of the Cuivre River.

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Sunday, January 01, 2017

Nice Trail. Little slick from the morning frost thawing outon the mud. Trails along the Bluff, be careful with pets and younger children

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