Painter Ridge Trail

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Painter Ridge Trail is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Round Spring, Missouri that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. 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
2.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
252 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Painter Ridge Trail is a great introduction to hiking and to Echo Bluff State Park. Signed in a clockwise direction of travel, the trail includes two loops. The trail’s route weaves through ravines, along waterfalls and around bluffs where it offers scenic opportunities, including an excellent view of Sinking Creek.

mountain biking
12 days ago

Painter Ridge is a short loop trail with a figure 8 pattern and additional lead-in spurs. Terrain is fairly rocky and has some moderately steep grades, but nothing technical. While you can hike it, the trail was designed with mountain bikes in mind. Other reviewers noted presence of odd "benches" - well those are obstacles for the bikes. We hiked this on a 90 degree day with fairly low humidity, and teh shade of teh surrounding forest helped keep the sweat to a minimum. The painter Ridge trail makes for a nice hour diversion on foot if you are already in the vicinity. I'll bring my mountain bike next time and give it a go that way!

hiking
4 months ago

New trail that overlooks the river and lodge. Some nice scenic overlooks and interesting rock formations along the trail.

Nice, easy trail. A couple of totally useless wooden bridges alongside the trail. Made no sense. So many cairns. Very well marked trail that would have been easy to follow even without the markers on trees. What is up with all the cairns? Stop.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice trail, easy to follow
The park itself is a bit too commercialized..

9 months ago

Easy trail. Great state park.

hiking
11 months ago

Well maintained trail through a beautiful park

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Great trail for mountain biking! It was my kids first time off road biking and they had a blast. Trail was easy to follow, path narrows a bit too much for baby trailer though. Lots of fun!

in echo bluff state park its a relatively easy trail. the trail looks amazing for bicycling.

hiking
Friday, October 14, 2016

In Missouri's newest State Park, Echo Bluff, the Painter Ridge Trail is comprised of two loops. The south loop being 1.1 miles and the north loop being .9 miles. Nice woodland trail with some beautiful views overlooking Echo Bluff and the main lodge.
There are also two spur trails, one leading down to the special use area and the other leading down to the camping area.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016