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Bluff View Trail

Intermediate
 4.5 (49) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A great climb all the way to the top to see an epic view of the Meramec river valley.


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Map Key

2.1

Miles

3.4

KM

100%

Singletrack

650' 198 m

High

451' 137 m

Low

257' 78 m

Up

77' 24 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Allowed

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Overview

This is a great trail that opened up in the spring of 2013. There is a great 2.4 mile climb up to the top and you turn around and ride a blistering downhill back to the trailhead! And there is a great view at the top of the trail as well.

Description

You start off from the Al Foster Trail and will see the sign for Bluff view trail on the left. After you cross the small railroad track, you drop into the trail and take a sharp right and follow the bluff. You'll round the bluff to the left and get into some steeper climbing. There is a tight switchback into a nice bermed turn. After a few more easy turns, there is a drainage crossing that can be messy for days after rain so be careful, the rocks will get slick.

From there you get into a dense cedar forest and the trail tightens up a bit so keep your head up and an eye out for the blind turns. You'll round out the cedar grove with a creek crossing down a steep short drop and back up to climbing. From here the forest transitions into an oak hickory forest and the foliage can get quite dense in the summer so keep an eye out and speed down in the turns.

You'll round out the climb to the top with a beautiful view of the Meramec river valley below. It really is one of the best views in the county, so take your time to enjoy it and have a snack before returning back down the hill.

History & Background

The trail overlooks the Crescent Valley where Native Americans once flourished. Some of the best flint in the nation was mined in this area (West Tyson's Flint Quarry Trail) and has been found throughout the US at other Native American sites. The flint was used to fashion arrowhead points.

Contacts

Shared By:

Brian Barton with improvements by Jamey Evans

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 49 votes

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  4.5 from 49 votes
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Photos

Building some new trail!
Aug 2, 2013 near Eureka, MO
Berm from an other angel.
Aug 5, 2013 near Eureka, MO
Great looking trail!
Aug 2, 2013 near Eureka, MO
Bluff View upper trailhead.
Aug 5, 2013 near Eureka, MO
No trail is fun without a few rocks to dodge.
Aug 5, 2013 near Eureka, MO
Freshly built trail never looked so good!
Aug 2, 2013 near Eureka, MO

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Jun 15, 2021
Steve Scherck
Jun 13, 2021
Ricardo Fonseca
Always start from Washington Parking 2.1mi — 1h 10m
Jun 6, 2021
Bob Eulberg
May 31, 2021
C Barger
May 13, 2021
Thomas Ziegler
Nov 7, 2020
Jane Robinson
rode with kyle connor. celebration ride. Biden declared winner of 2020 Presidential Election! 7.5mi
Oct 23, 2020
Samuel Dolby
Oct 11, 2020
Jack Linderman
Great flow on the way down. Busy with hikers and a few other bikers. 4.2mi — 1h 00m