Cliff Cave County Park in the south St. Louis area is a great place to hike. The park is located along the Mississippi River and has both paved trails and wooded nature trails. We stuck to the paved trails today due to muddy conditions.
We parked in the upper parking lot and followed the paved trail down to the river. Along the route, you'll cross a bridge and see the cave that the park is named after. In the mid-1800s, the cave was used as a wine cellar. The Cliff Cave Wine Company built the rock walls at the entrance to the cave.