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Al Foster Memorial Trail

Meramec Greenway, Wildwood, MO
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My very favorite running trail

I love the Al Foster trail. It is a well maintained gravel trail along the Meramec River with lots... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2017
Wildwood, Missouri
Love this scenic trail along the Meramec

A truly beautiful trail for walkers, runners or bikers. It is an old railroad with the tracks... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2016
Darlene H
Wildwood, Missouri
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“north side” (2 reviews)
Meramec Greenway, Wildwood, MO
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Reviewed 6 May 2017

I love the Al Foster trail. It is a well maintained gravel trail along the Meramec River with lots of trees. It connects to the Rock Hollow Trail and Rockwood Reserve. You can walk, run, or bike for many miles. It is really awesome.

Thank KC_213
Reviewed 19 July 2016

A truly beautiful trail for walkers, runners or bikers. It is an old railroad with the tracks removed and crushed stone applied, so it is flat! It goes from Al Foster trailhead in Glenco to Castlewood State Park, if you are adventuresome. Awesome views of...More

1  Thank Darlene H
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

This is a 2.5 mile paved trail down to the Meramac river. It is downhill from the top and then all uphill back. The scenery is great and very clean. From the end by the river you can then go on a chat trail that...More

Thank abell46
Reviewed 23 March 2016

Secluded, very flat, dirt / crushed-stone trail right next to Meramec river, but easy access to the Glencoe trailhead just off highway 109. Sherman beach (really a gravel bar) is near the other end of the trail and is a great gathering place to take...More

Thank MoJo T
Reviewed 11 September 2015

Walk this trail regularly with a group of mostly senior women. It's easy for walkers, runners, bikers, etc. The current trail length is 5 miles (3 miles to Sherman Beach and another 2 miles to Castlewood State Park. The trail is eight foot wide and...More

Thank Karen U
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Wildwood did a great job with the Al Foster Trail. Beautiful vistas along the Meremec from above as this Union Pacific rail right-of-way reutilization provides a great walk, bike ride or equestrian 5 mile path to the beachhead.Great place to catch the fall leaves as...More

1  Thank Mike N
Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

This trail offers plenty of variety for mountain bikers and hikers alike. You can stay in the flats for an easy bike or hike, or you can take the Bluffview Trail or Blue Ribbon or Rock Hollow for intermediate to advanced offroad biking/hiking. You can...More

Thank Allan G
Reviewed 23 March 2015

You can park on 109 & ride past the mini-train station along the Meramec for a smooth, flat ride or continue on to Candlewood State Park for some rugged terrain. You can go the opposite direction through Rockwoods Reservation for a paved hilly ride. Another...More

Thank MizzouM
Reviewed 29 November 2014

The Al Foster trail is part of a cooperative trail system that follows the north side of the Meramec river for approximately five miles from highway 109 east to Castlewood State Park and eventually on to Lone Elk Park at highway 44 and highway 109....More

6  Thank TravelGuySTL
Reviewed 16 September 2014

Every time I walk this trail, I am amazed and thankful for the foresight of some of our civic leaders. This trail is well managed, well marked and connects to several other trails. It's a great place to bike with kids and family. Some of...More

1  Thank Momkram
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