Short loop to a panoramic ridgetop and through vibrant forest.

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Difficulty

FATMAP difficulty grade

Moderate

Description

This trail delivers a great view in a short but steep hike from the parking lot.

It goes to an overlook atop a cliff, about 200 feet above the Meramec River.

This portion of the hike is shared with the popular Riverscene Trail.

From the overlook, Lone Wolf Trail departs and takes its own path down the other side of the ridge, through open forest carpeted with ferns.

The trail then meanders beside a sandy creek and returns to the trailhead.

If you want to extend this hike, you can turn and cross a bridge midway through the loop, and hike some of Grotpeter Trail as well. Source: https://mostateparks.com/page/89611/castlewood-state-park-trails