Spice Bush Trail
Length: .80 Mile View map
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 easy 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.
|Length||Estimated Hiking Time||Type||Blazes||Trailhead|
|.80 Mile||35 minutes||Loop||Yellow||
Off the main park road on the left just passed the picnic area