"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail"
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
The Meramec Valley Trail Association at a Glance
We are a non-profit group of volunteers with a vision to extend the Ozark Trail from Meramec State Park to meet the Great Rivers Greenway at Pacific. This trail will fulfill our mission to connect communities, create greater access to outdoor recreation, and provide a boost to the local economies along the Meramec River valley. The trail will cross through privately owned properties throughout the Meramec River valley, therefore, the cooperation and generosity of local land owners and managers is paramount to achieving our mission.