Spicebush Trail is a 0.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Robertsville, Missouri that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Spice Bush Trail travels through the Meramec River’s floodplain along slightly elevated terraces to the nearby level woodland floor where red-headed woodpeckers frequently feed and often nests. In late April, bluebells bloom in profusion along much of this hiking trail. Along the journey, three bridges cross a perennial stream but after a good rain, other small drainages can make it a wet and slippery hike. The trail passes through a rich bottomland area with a mixed herbaceous ground cover below tall sycamore, ash, pawpaw and black cherry trees. The dominant underbrush is spice bush, which gives the trail its name.