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Meramec Wilderness Trail Long Loop

Long loop of the Wilderness Trail in Meramec State Park.
Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 8.5 miles
Duration: Half day

Overview :  Meramec State Park has some truly beautiful trails. The Wilderness Trail (Long Loop) is well worth the effort. Although this trail... more »

Tips:  I prefer to travel heavy on any trail with enough gear to stay for an unexpected night due to any unforeseen conditions. There are... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Creek Bed

This is the first creek you will encounter on the trail.

2. Limestone Outcrop

A good example of the rock formation typical in Meramec State Park.

3. Green Cave

Not sure of the actual name of this cave but I choose to call it Green Cave for obvious reasons. While everything else in brown in the winter the creek leaving this cave is green and vibrant.

4. River overlook

During the winter you can see a beautiful view of the Meramec River from here.

5. Rock Formations

Some interesting rock formations and a good place to rest before some elevation changes.