Meramec State Park Campground and Bluff View Trail

EASY 28 reviews
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Meramec State Park Campground and Bluff View Trail is a 1.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Sullivan, 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 but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
249 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

nature trips

paddle sports

trail running

walking

cave

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Park contains a premiere Visitor Center, Shelters and picnic areas, Fee camping from rental cabins RV sites, tent sites and backpacking camp sites on some of the park trails. Full shower and laundry amenities

hiking
11 months ago

A nice hike.. A little bit of everything as far as Missouri goes.

hiking
11 months ago

25 y/o male, casual hiker. I hiked this route in about 1.5 hours, but could have probably made it in around 50 minutes if I didn't stop anywhere.

Fantastic microcosm of Missouri's hills! Great mix of loose and dense woods, tallgrass fields, rocky bluffs, river views, and even a gaping gave if you step a little off of the trail. There has clearly been some campfires along the trail, from the burnt logs and bleached rocks, but generally felt very isolated and peaceful, even so close to the roads.

There were a few, small steep sections I was very glad to have a walking stick for, so scavenge one up for yourself.

I hiked the trail between 7 and 8:30 pm, with sunset around 9, and the only downside of my trek was the sheer number of spider webs! I ended up holding my walking stick up as a web breaker for the last 1/4 mile, and even then I'm sure I brought one or two tiny arachnids home. A broad-brim hat would have been great.

There is one point which goes all the way down to the river's edge, and you could get into the water and swim if you care. Fishermen travel up and down in their speedboats, so be watchful of the sound of approaching motors.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

very quick but gorgeous hike. my favorite in meremac state park

Sunday, February 12, 2017

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Sunday, November 13, 2016

Great little trail with view of the Meramec and a couple of CCC shelters

Thursday, July 07, 2016

Good trail, took me and three kids an 1 1/2 hours. Couple of views of river and some shelters along the way. Saw a few deer along trail.

Monday, June 06, 2016

great trail

hiking
Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Beautiful scenic trails although not well maintained- lots of trees and branches down on the trails or I would've given 5 stars! We completed the Deer Hollow Trail to Fisher Cave and Bluff View trail, the trailheads are at same parking lot, for a total of 4.2 miles!

camping
Friday, July 27, 2012

New visit this week to Meramec SP. each visit is better than the one before. Nice cave tours, couple small wild caves. Great river to Kayak/canoe. Full service for fee campgrounds very clean and nice. Great week of kayaking, hiking and just chilling.

PROXIMITY TO ST. LOUIS MAKES IF VERY BUSY ON WEEKENDS DURING THE SUMMER, RESERVATIONS BEST ON WEEKENDS

camping
Thursday, March 29, 2012

Meramec State park has every camping option from numerous backpacking sites to full cabins, electric sites-every camping option here. A good variety of trails to hike too. river view and bluff trails are two good short scenic trails, and the wilderness trail offers a 10 mile option for the hiker or backpackers. Great visitors center, with the short natural wonders trail nearby. They also rent canoes and rafts for floating the meramec nearby.

camping
Friday, March 11, 2011

State Park campgrounds has fee camping from RV to tent with full range of amenities. Very clean well maintained. Canoeing destination. I have found all the Missouri state parks to be well maintained. This is an area where taxes are well spent.

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