Lewis and Clark Trail - Lewis Trail

MODERATE 357 reviews

Lewis and Clark Trail - Lewis Trail is a 7.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near St Charles, 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 November.

DISTANCE
7.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1204 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Stunning views of the Missouri River Bluffs, Best hike in Metro Area This is the most scenic hike in the Metro St. Louis Area. Three sections of the trail pass by limestone cliffs and bluff escarpments where hikers enjoy a beautiful view of the Missouri River. These sections require you to take a short spur off of the main trail. The bluffs are usually about 25 yards from the main trail. These sections come up in the first 2 miles of the hike. Moderately strenuous for Missouri hiking. One possible, yet easy, creek crossing in wet weather. Be sure, at the creek crossing, to take the fork that heads NORTH or else you will be doing the full 8.2 mile loop (Lewis Trail).

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3 days ago

Being the bug spray. The trail is well marked. Some challenging hills and cut backs but for the most part easy to moderate. Single file most of the trail. Some great Missouri River scenes

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12 days ago

Beautiful trail that takes you along the bluffs of the Missouri River. Perfect way to enjoy a gorgeous day. The fall colors are spectacular and shaded for those warmer months. The parking can get a little crowded on the weekends but don't let that scare you off....this is definitely a hike you don't want to miss!

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21 days ago

A beautiful, challenging, and rewarding tail that I enjoy at least once a week!!!

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1 month ago

Lots of mosquitoes after a rain

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