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      With nearly 17 miles of trails, Castlewood offers some of the best variety of riding in the area. From the flat and curvy along the Meramec river, to the numerous climbs and downhills on the bluffs, there's something here for everyone.

      The trails can be simplified roughly into two categories: the easier, flat trails along the river bottom such as the River Scene, and Stinging Nettle; and the more advanced, technical ones in the higher areas including Cedar Bluff, Lone Wolf, the Rollercoaster and Grotpeter. A major update to the park occurred in 2007 and there are now signs for nearly every trail. There are several shorter trails- Mountain Ridge Connector, Ranger Station, and Justin's, which link parts of the main trails. If you're unfamiliar with the park, a map will be very helpful.

      Trails along the river bottom are fairly slow to dry, while the higher, rockier ones are more durable and dry more quickly. It would be wise to avoid most of the trails after rain, but this park sees such a high volume of trail use that there is generally always someone out on the trails, no matter the conditions.

      Castlewood is one of the busiest, and most popular parks in the area, so you might find yourself sharing the trails with families out for a picnic, hikers, birdwatchers, runners, equestrians, or cross-country mountain bike racers. Be extra careful on nice weekend days, as the park will most likely be extremely busy.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
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      Access Info:
      Castlewood is outside St. Louis near Ballwin, along Kiefer Creek Road. Take Hwy 141, Meramec Station Road, until Big Bend exit. Turn west onto Big Bend. Big Bend turns into Oak Street. Turn left at Ries Road. Go over the hill and turn left at the Castlewood sign.
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      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #1,399
      State Ranking
      #6
      Trails
      17
      Total Distance
      18 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      8 miles
      Total Descent
      3,099 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      730 ft
      Total Vertical
      326 ft
      Reports
      67
      Photos
      21
      Ridden Counter
      718

      Photos of Castlewood State Park Mountain Bike

      trail: Lone Wolf
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      Nov 25, 2017 @ 10:59am
      Nov 25, 2017
      Lone Wolf, My City
      trail: Lone Wolf
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      Nov 25, 2017 @ 10:59am
      Nov 25, 2017
      Lone Wolf, My City
      trail: Lone Wolf
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      Nov 25, 2017 @ 10:58am
      Nov 25, 2017
      Lone Wolf, My City
      trail: Lone Wolf
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      Nov 25, 2017 @ 10:58am
      Nov 25, 2017
      Lone Wolf, My City
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      Recent Comments

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      user #1414341Hondacrf05trailStinging NettleNice easy trail with river view. Rode on...
      Oct 6, 2017 @ 4:37am
      Oct 6, 2017
      user #1368631Nliebs024trailRiver SceneTrails in great shape now only a few areas of sand
      Aug 23, 2017 @ 8:03pm
      Aug 23, 2017
      user #1368631Nliebs024trailRollercoasterGreat trail for beginners to learn how to pick...
      Aug 23, 2017 @ 8:00pm
      Aug 23, 2017
      user #1035606norcalspeeddemontrailRiver SceneSandy and lots of trees down due to flooding. ...
      Jun 13, 2017 @ 6:42am
      Jun 13, 2017
      user #1035606norcalspeeddemontrailLone WolfThis trail is only allowed to be ridden...
      Jun 13, 2017 @ 6:41am
      Jun 13, 2017
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