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In the early 1900s, the area that’s now Castlewood State Park was a popular retreat for partying St. Louisans. The dance clubs are gone, but the winding Meramec River and the lush valley that surrounds it remain. The park has hiking and mountain...more
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Every kind of terrain you can envision in Missouri. Flat roads and paths to difficult climbing trails, a beach, and beautiful river views. Even a railroad line runs through (elevated) .A playground for the kids, a creek for the dogs and Pavilions for picnics. You...More
Castlewood is a great place to get a fairly challenging walk or trail bike ride. I have never had a bad experience there, even when the weather is bad. Solitude during the week, and I usually see someone I know when I go on the...More
I recently spent an afternoon hiking in
this park, located in St. Louis County, MO. The Meramec river flows through the park providing scenic overlooks and river views. There are both hiking and biking trails providing a good workout and places to
explore. Hill sides,...More
Castlewood is one of the most beautiful parks in the St. Louis region, especially the ridge trail overlooking the Meramec. A short but steep hike leads to the rocky ridge trail with a number of fantastic rocky overlooks. Gorgeous, especially in autumn!
But as much...More
Two challenges that face people that want to kayak on a river is the proximity to home and the logistics of being dropped off or picked up. For me, paddling on the Meramec River and using Castlewood State Park as a launch point solves both...More
Recently I have been hiking St Louis County. The SW County area has great hiking and I have hiked Laumeier Sculpture Park, Powder Valley Nature Center, Meremec Landing Park and Castlewood State Park. Still on the agenda is West Tyson, Forest 66, Emmenegger and perhaps...More
I've seen many people play in the river but I do not let my children swim or wade in the Meramec. It is dangerous because of the undertow that will drag you under . Between 2004 and 2016, twelve people drowned.