Rated as “difficult” by St Louis County Parks and alltrails.com, I managed to get lost on the 12 miles of trails yesterday. Was a brief problem when I accidentally walked what I thought was the trail and it wasn’t. Ended up on private property but quickly back to the official trail.
As I noted before, this park connects to the back side of Castlewood State Park that is cut off by the Meramec River from the main portion of Castlewood. It then connects to the trail behind Lone Elk Park of St Louis County Parks.
Perhaps St. Louis County and the State could coordinate some trail ‘blazes’ to better mark the official trail? Would be helpful. Perhaps it is a future project for a Rover Scout.
At any rate, the only thing I had trouble persevering with was that it was too warm for Oct 1st. I had started early enough at 8:30 am so I managed not to get drenched with perspiration. All together I did about 6 miles.
I will return in a week when it is cooler and go a little further.