Explore the most popular Forest trails in Castlewood State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
1 day ago

I hiked this trail counterclockwise. There was rain yesterday and last night but the trail was mostly dry with very little mud or standing water. There are many cross trails to explore or to use as a short cut in or out.

hiking
muddy
1 day ago

Once you get to emergency section G the trail is closed due to flood damage.

hiking
rocky
2 days ago

hiking
6 days ago

Great trail! easy to miss the turn off from Lone Wolf to the river trail so pay attention.
also if you hike here OR ANYWHERE! pick up your trash! it isn't that hard!!

Loved it except crazy teenagers acting out like psychos. Definitely nice and light workout.

we love this trail! its a hard start going up hill, but it gets pretty easy once you get to the top. A bunch of off the spot views to look down the mountains at the river and train track too! very beautiful

hiking
muddy
washed out
12 days ago

Great trail but the lower part is in need of maintenance. Beautiful scenery!!!

hiking
muddy
16 days ago

Pretty slick right now due to rain. Still, awesome ride!

hiking
muddy
26 days ago

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Very very muddy to the point I had to turn back. But looks like it'll be lovely once it dries.

fun

This is a challenging but fun trail. Lots of great scenic view points. Great for the whole family. Very pet friendly.

trail running
2 months ago

Ran it in winter before 8. Only 2 others on trail. Nice run,

Fun and beautiful trail

Nice views

great trails

hiking
3 months ago

Fun trail. Bit narrow with traffic going both ways but overall fun.

It was pretty muddy the the day we went. But beautiful scenery.

trail running
3 months ago

I ran this trail in mid-December, starting from big parking lot at end of paved road by river. Favorite part is first mile or so, nice packed sand trail, lovely views of river. Most strenuous part is the stair section! Then, another great scenic section, high above RR tracks, expansive view of Meramec valley.

Loved the views.

mountain biking
4 months ago

Great trail. One very challenging up hill that we had to walk but other than that AWESOME.
Lots of drop offs.

hiking
4 months ago

what a great day fir hiking at the Gropeter Trail, Castlewood State Park.
The fall colors were breathtakingly beautiful.

hiking
4 months ago

Access off of Al Foster trail, so it is less travelled. Worth the effort.

on River Scene Trail Loop

5 months ago

Nice overlooks. Crowed but nice trail. My boys loved the nearby train and the water

This trail has it all- hills in and out of the trees, a fantastic view at the top, off-paths for bicycles, and runs right by the river. It’s a local favorite.

Great views all the way through, I would recommend this hike. Prepare yourself for the armada of mosquitoes though haha!

hiking
5 months ago

My first time hiking and I thought it was not only easy enough but beautiful. I saw the bluffs with the river view and a creek bed. Lots of great photo opportunities

I loved this trail!

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