Starting Location: 1401 Kiefer Creek Rd., Ballwin, MO
Parking Instructions - The main gates to the park open at 7:00am, and we will start the run at 7:30am. Please park in the lot adjacent to the playground on LEFT just after crossing over the creek.
Short Group: (Trail Map)* From the parking lot at playground, head LEFT and follow road under train tracks. Jump on the trail to the left and follow the "River Scene" trail. At the clearing, head back into the woods, turn left and run alongside the open field. Roughly 2.25mi in you will arrive at the tunnel that goes under the train tracks, go through there and head up the wooden stairs (great scenic shots near the top!) While heading up the stairs keep your eyes peeled for the original stone stairs that will be off to your left as you make the way up. Once on top of the bluffs follow the trail for a ways till you come to the wooden fences, there you will make a "U" turn around the fences and then take the Lone Wolf trail by the "Castle" and then head down the hill all the way to the bottom, keeping LEFT at each turn till you come to the creek crossing. Once past the creek crossing, make a RIGHT on the trail and follow this one all the way back to the start point.
Mileage: 4.1 miles
Long Group: (Trail Map)* Start off running the same loop as the short course (loop #1). Once back to the start, turn around and head back out (loop #2) on the road over the creek, and then take the trail on your RIGHT and follow signs for the Grotpeter trail (blue markings). As you approach Reis Road, do not cross - instead make the sharp LEFT to stay on the trail which is now marked by #2 markings all the way back down to the Visitor Center. Cross the road and rejoin the trail and turn LEFT to head all the way back to the starting point.
Mileage: 8.2 miles
*The map below everyone will start off running loop #1 (pink ribbon), and then those running long will head back out for loop #2 (orange ribbon).