TRAIL IS EASY, LEVEL, GRAVEL, QUIET & VERY SCENIC.
Trail goes between towering bluffs on one side, and the Meramec River on the other. We might pass 4 or 5 people on a 5 mile hike!!!
ONE DOG PER PERSON. Dogs must be on leash. We can let them run at Sherman Beach a little.
OLD STATE ROAD is about halfway between Hwy 44 and MANCHESTER ROAD off HWY 109. Take Hwy 109 about 2 miles from either end to stoplight at OLD STATE ROAD. Turn on OLD STATE ROAD, then IMMEDIATELY RIGHT ON WASHINGTON.
Go all the way to the end of the road, past the RR tracks. Your GPS will send you to a different parking lot inside the park, just keep driving until the road ends. Map above is very good, use it if you don't know the area. Very easy to find this one, if you follow these directions.
Meet at the LAST PARKING LOT on the road, PAST THE RR TRACKS !
No bathrooms here, only at the first 2 parking lots.
Also, no water in this park, bring some to drink.
BRING WATER FOR YOUR DOG!
NO RETRACTABLE LEASHES .
We walk at a reasonably brisk pace, about 3 mph, and this will be about 2 hours of actual walking. We have a planned stop at Sherman Beach (BELOW) after about 1 hour of walking. We will spend a little "stop-n-play" time at Sherman, then head back to Glencoe Beach, unless the Meramec River is up, then this "beach" is underwater. We stop at Glencoe Beach at the start and end of the hike.
Please be on time, we hit the trail promptly at 10:00.