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)