• Good
  • Clear ( 90°F )
  • Intermediate
  • 12 miles
  • Lollipop Loop, Bike Park
  • St. Louis Area

About Bluff View and Zombie

The Bluff View trail features some rocky outcroppings, sustained climbs and descents and beautiful terrain. The trail’s namesake will make you stop in your tracks to take in the expansive view of the Meramec river and Crescent Valley. If you know where to look you can pick out hints of the Chubb trail hillsides and a section of the Al Foster.

The Bluff View Trail is a lollipop that connects to the Al Foster Trail and Rock Hollow. The western half of Bluff View in Rock Hollow (also called Zombie Trail by trail users) can be accessed from the Rock Hollow paved trail. The trail switchbacks up, through, under and around spectacular rock formations. Bluff View (Rock Hollow/Zombie) weaves in and out of multiple hollows and eventually leads you back to the pavement. Crossing over the pavement leads to the eastern part of BV/RH, which features a 6-switchback climb that gets you up to a high point, and then brings you down through a rock chute and eventually back down to the pavement where you cross back to the eastern side to complete the loop. Continue on the trail to return back to the trailhead for a 12-mile total round trip.

Between Sherman Park, Al Foster, and now Bluff View, you can assemble a lengthy ride in multiple configurations.

Directions

From St. Louis – From I-44 take the Hwy 109 exit and then head north. Proceed 3.0 miles and go right on Old State Road and travel 1/2 mile up the hill before turning right into the Bluff View trailhead parking lot.

Alternate access to Glencoe trailhead:

From St. Louis – Get on I-44 towards Six Flags but exit before you get that far on Hwy 109 heading north, then proceed 3.0 miles and go right on Old State Road then right immediately on Washington Ave/Grand Ave. to the parking lot on your left.

Latest trail conditions

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19

Jun 2024

From Steve Wyss on Wednesday:
Bluff View / Zombie - primo with minimal traffic! maybe the heat index lol...

14

Jun 2024

From Rich Mottl on Friday:
Bluff View / Zombie - A few wet spots but overall GTG. A bit overgrown in sections. Enjoy!

20

May 2024

From Bryan Adams on Monday:
Bluff View / Zombie - A few wet spots, but overall in great shape.