Photos of Glencoe Walking Trails

hiking
4 days ago

This was a pleasant hike without any steep elevation changes. I did this hike mid-week on a sunny day in December with temperatures around 50* F. I was surprised how few other people took advantage of the weather. I only encountered one couple walking their dog and 1 trail runner.

This is a hike that you can take kids on because of the relatively easy grade and distance. Although it is 5+ miles out and back, you can leave people at the bluff top parking lot (halfway point) and come back by car to pick them up later.

Even though the main restrooms at the Glencoe parking lot are now closed for the season, there were rather new and clean porta potties both there and at the bluff-top parking area.

By the way, you can park at the bluff top parking lot and then walk a little over 5 minutes back along the trail to reach the scenic Meramec River overlook.

The only other thing I might add is that the trail was somewhat damp from a snowmelt the week before. So hiking poles were much appreciated in keeping balance at some of the slippery points along the trail.