Bluff View

Bluff View

Bluff View is the newest addition to the St. Louis county network of trails. This 12 mile round-trip singletrack trail was started in 2009 and completed in 2018 by GORC and Americorps volunteers. 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.


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.

Trail Information

Bluff View Trail
Forum Discussion




12 miles


Lollipop Loop


Trail Conditions

Latest Conditions

From Kwietrick on Thu, 04/12/2018 - 10:42am - Bluff View (St. Louis Area)
Dry and fast
From digitalflores on Sun, 04/08/2018 - 2:39pm - Bluff View (St. Louis Area)
Giving it a yellow (trending green) because of the mud holes after the switchbacks. These should not be ridden through. Confirmed this with one of the GORC trail blazers. Other than that the trail is about 95% good.
From The Krackheads on Sat, 04/07/2018 - 5:19pm - Bluff View (St. Louis Area)
Trail was in great shape, The Sam mud puddles on West were about the only yucky part of either side.
From mhayes on Thu, 03/15/2018 - 10:01pm - Bluff View (St. Louis Area)
All G2G. Castlewood bottoms are sandy and obstacle-filled. Zambe is rollin' well.
From The Krackheads on Wed, 03/14/2018 - 6:05pm - Bluff View (St. Louis Area)
report as of 4pm, trail was in good shape for the most part, Couple peeps left some nice tire slip sliding tire ruts on Zombie East, Of course it was on all the N facing trails. Overall it was solid at 3 today.
From eeclaus on Wed, 03/14/2018 - 10:58am - Bluff View (St. Louis Area)
Rode west side of zombie at 10am. Temp 32 degrees at start and 37 at end. Thawing fast. Yellow rating when I was riding but I would not recommend riding at this point.