Castlewood Loop

EASY 11 reviews
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Castlewood Loop is a 5.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Meramec, Missouri that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until September.

DISTANCE
5.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
278 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

no dogs

hiking
6 months ago

I’m not sure how the trail is at other times, but on a warm day in late January it was miserably muddy. For the small part that follows the river there were some bluffs to look at, but overall it was too flat and unremarkable for my taste. Maybe it would be better in summer... after a dry spell.

hiking
8 months ago

To get to the trail as shown, do not follow the Chubb for 1.5 miles and cross over the train tracks. Instead, after descending the hill (about 0.5 miles in) look for an unmarked trail on the right that leads to a tunnel that goes under the train tracks. Going through the tunnel requires a hiker to duck to make it through since the ceiling is rather low. A flashlight would definitely help as it is rather dark in there. After exiting the tunnel, there is a trail that leads to the Castlewood Loop.

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10 months ago