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Al Foster Trail

Easy

Trail

3.8 mile 6.1 kilometer point to point
Doubletrack
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 70' 21 m
Descent: -71' -22 m
High: 442' 135 m
Low: 404' 123 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 1% (0°)
Max Grade: 3% (2°)

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Trail shared by Brian Barton

A rail-trail that connects Bluff View Trail and Castlewood State Park.

Brian Barton

Electric Mountain Bikes Allowed

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Description

This is a crushed limestone trail that Runs from the Al Foster trailhead past Bluff View Trail, through Sherman Beach Park and into Stinging Nettle trail in Castlewood State Park. This trail can be used to link up a number of different trails and parks for a full day of riding! These include the paved Rock Hollow trail, Bluff View Trail, Zombie Trail, Sherman Beach and all the trails within Castlewood State Park.

There are many sights to see along the Al Foster. You get views of the Meramec River, river bottoms, bluffs, a number of ponds, and the miniature Frisco/Wabash railroad crosses the trail in a few places! Al foster takes you along the bluffs lining the river flood basin and passes under an active rail line. You'll get to see a lot of the surrounding wildlife on the rocks if you stop and enjoy the scenery.

There are a number of benches along the length of the trail to take a rest during your ride and take in the scenery and a memorial is located at the far west end of the trail.

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Oct 5, 2018
Jirg Jorgensin
first time out 16mi
Feb 10, 2018
Christian Young
Jan 10, 2018
Ryan Saunchegraw
Ended up in some back trail on the Meramec side of AlFoster after coming down from Rock Hollow. Intense riding 5.5mi
Oct 29, 2017
Tyler Hardin
Mar 8, 2017
Alex Scott
Couple puddles but overall great ride. First time on this trail 3.8mi
Aug 8, 2016
Craig Vorhees
15mi
May 7, 2015
Matthew Crecelius
Oct 19, 2013
Jeff Yokum

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#140

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Building some new trail!
Aug 2, 2013 near Eureka, MO
No trail is fun without a few rocks to dodge.
Aug 5, 2013 near Eureka, MO
Freshly built trail never looked so good!
Aug 2, 2013 near Eureka, MO
Frisco Wabash rail road.
Aug 5, 2013 near Eureka, MO
Spooky but you have to cross. I was able to duck and ride through.
Aug 17, 2015 near Ellisville, MO
Some spots can get sandy
Aug 17, 2015 near Ellisville, MO

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