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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Hiking in Castlewood State Park

View of Meramec River from Bluff 250ft above

Castlewood State Park is the site of a former resort area popular at the beginning of the 20th century. People would take the train from downtown Saint Louis to Castlewood. The park is a little larger than 1800 acres. The park offers hiking, biking, horse back riding, etc. and stretches about 5 miles along both sides of the Meramec River. 

This park is only a few miles from my home. During the summer, I go mountain biking in the park. There are some good trails and the park is very popular. To see a larger version of any photo, click on the picture.

Limestone bluffs that are reminisce of castle walls

A Doe with two Fawns on the Trail along Meramec

Satellite Track of the Hike (Click Photo for Larger Image)

Map of Castlewood (Click Image to Enlarge)

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