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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
      Land Status: State Park
      Gazebo Parking google parking directions
      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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      Region Details
      • 7
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      • 2

      Region Status
      Caution as of Aug 15, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      19
      Trails Mountain Bike
      16
      Trails Hike
      19
      Trails Trail Running
      19
      Total Distance
      19 miles
      Total Descent
      3,290 ft
      Total Vertical
      326 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      730 ft
      Reports
      196
      Photos
      32
      Ridden Counter
      2,193

      Photos of Castlewood State Park Mountain Bike

      trail: Lone Wolf
      74 |
      Jun 25, 2020 @ 6:45pm
      Jun 25, 2020
      trail: Grotpeter
      71 |
      Oct 15, 2019 @ 3:09pm
      Oct 15, 2019
      trail: Rollercoaster
      71 |
      Aug 15, 2019 @ 3:52pm
      Aug 15, 2019
      trail: Grotpeter
      72 |
      Jul 23, 2019 @ 8:50am
      Jul 23, 2019
      trail: Grotpeter
      63 |
      Jul 23, 2019 @ 8:50am
      Jul 23, 2019
      trail: Grotpeter
      98 |
      Jul 23, 2019 @ 8:49am
      Jul 23, 2019
      trail: Lone Wolf
      52 |
      Jun 15, 2019 @ 2:01pm
      Jun 15, 2019
      trail: Lone Wolf
      113 |
      Nov 25, 2017 @ 10:59am
      Nov 25, 2017

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Grotpeter
      Aug 15, 2021 @ 9:21am
      Aug 15, 2021
      Drydsweet1984
      Rollercoaster
      Aug 14, 2021 @ 12:02pm
      Aug 14, 2021
      VariableE1z9bURidable, some muddy spots in the dips
      River Scene
      Aug 14, 2021 @ 12:00pm
      Aug 14, 2021
      WetE1z9bULots of standing water in the low spots,...
      Cedar Bluff
      Aug 7, 2021 @ 3:25pm
      Aug 7, 2021
      Variable300-lb-mtn-bikerMultiple down trees, heavily washed out...
      Kiefer Creek Crossing
      Jun 21, 2021 @ 5:45am
      Jun 21, 2021
      WetkirkaugTrail Running
      Lone Wolf
      May 31, 2021 @ 9:45am
      May 31, 2021
      Variable300-lb-mtn-biker
      The Narrows
      Jan 11, 2021 @ 4:03am
      Jan 11, 2021
      DryJohntipton31 Watch out for washout and other areas...
      Stinging Nettle
      Nov 29, 2020 @ 11:06am
      Nov 29, 2020
      VariableEjohnson11Some areas very muddy!
      Cardiac Hill
      Nov 28, 2020 @ 3:36pm
      Nov 28, 2020
      Unknown300-lb-mtn-bikerPark and Trails closed until further notice
      WC10 Gravel Plant Connector
      Aug 23, 2020 @ 10:35am
      Aug 23, 2020
      DryTopher233

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #756107Stl-GreaserriddentrailKiefer Creek Crossing
      Sep 14, 2021 @ 2:43pm
      Sep 14, 2021
      user #1906299dsweet1984addreportGrotpeter and 1 more
      Aug 15, 2021 @ 9:20am
      Aug 15, 2021
      user #2683092E1z9bUcommenttrailMidway/Office Connector
      Aug 14, 2021 @ 12:05pm
      Aug 14, 2021
      user #2683092E1z9bUaddreportRiver Scene and 2 more
      Aug 14, 2021 @ 12:00pm
      Aug 14, 2021
      user #2202328zgrbachriddentrailGrotpeter and 6 more
      Aug 11, 2021 @ 12:32pm
      Aug 11, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2683092E1z9bUtrailMidway/Office ConnectorGoing up this is hike-a-bike for sure. The...
      Aug 14, 2021 @ 12:05pm
      Aug 14, 2021
      user #1942525300-lb-mtn-bikertrailCedar BluffMultiple down trees, heavily washed out trail,...
      Aug 7, 2021 @ 3:23pm
      Aug 7, 2021
      user #2614086chippaluistrailCedar BluffVery overgrown
      Jul 22, 2021 @ 11:18am
      Jul 22, 2021
      user #1942525300-lb-mtn-bikerreportLone Wolfsome wet spot but overall good conditions
      May 31, 2021 @ 9:46am
      May 31, 2021
      user #2469733Dirtrider440trailSherman Beach/Stinging Nettle ConnectorPretty flooded from the river /rain
      Nov 24, 2020 @ 3:02pm
      Nov 24, 2020

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Meramec Levee Recreational Park 13.1 km
      West Tyson County Park 2 4 13.4 km
      Rock Hollow 54.4 km
      Queeny Park 44.8 km
      Eureka Mountain Bike Park 2 96.4 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike1617 miles3,100 ft8 miles325 ft
      #1,593#850321962,919
      Hike1919 miles3,291 ft8 miles325 ft
      #1,236#75419645
      Trail Running1919 miles3,291 ft8 miles325 ft
      #1,243#75419649
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