Starting Location: Rockwoods Reservation, 2751 Glencoe Rd, Wildwood, MO 63038 (Trail Among the Trees trail head)
Parking Instructions - Drive all the way into the park towards the Visitor Center - our start/finish point will be closest to the building (near a stop sign)
1st loop: ~5 miles
2nd loop: ~2 miles
See map below for reference.
First loop starts from the parking lot, head out on the Trail Among the Trees (BLUE LINE) path directly across from the Visitor Center. The first 1/4 mile or so will be paved before turning to trail after some stairs. There will be another small stretch of pavement as we wind our way up a hill, and then at approx .9 of a mile in will be where we make a LEFT turn to take a connector path to the Lime Kiln Trail. At basically a mile or little over we hit the main Lime Kiln Trail, turn LEFT here and run this loop in a clockwise manner back to this spot, and then make the LEFT to go back to the Trail Among the Trees and back to the parking lot the way we came out....when you rejoin the paved trail flagging will be marked if you make the RIGHT turn to head back the same way you ran out, but if you make a left instead that is about the same mileage, just all pavement as you head down hill....just make the right turn when back out on the road to head back to the Visitor Center.....no flagging will be marked on that route if you go that way, FYI. Once back at the start the 1st loop is complete.
For the second and final loop head out going north from the Visitor Center and join the Rock Quarry Trail (LIGHT BLUE LINE) and run it in a counter-clockwise manner as well. You will follow the road briefly before turning LEFT onto the trails, then heading up a stair case to the top of the hill side, eventually having a long gradual down hill back to the parking lot to complete the loop.