Starting Location: Rockwoods Reservation, 2751 Glencoe Rd, Wildwood, MO 63038 (trail head)
Parking Instructions - When entering the park, drive all the way towards the Visitor Center (building will be on your left with a long parking lot) - our start/finish point will be closest to the building (near a stop sign) - if that lot fills up there are a few smaller lots near by that you can use and then meet us over by the building.
Run Description: ~11 miles, 2 loops (~5mi & ~6mi)
See map below for reference.
Starting off we will run up the Trail Among the Trees path directly across from the Visitor Center...it starts off paved but once you go up the wooden stairs it becomes dirt. You will hit a brief section of pavement again just before we hit our turn off to connect up to the Lime Kiln Trail, this will be roughly a mile into the loop. Take that connector and once on the main Lime Kiln Trail turn LEFT and run it in a CLOCKWISE manner all the way back to this starting point, where you will make the LEFT to head back to the Trail Among the Trees...then turn RIGHT on the pavement to head back down the same you started to complete the loop. Once back at the cars be sure to grab anything you might want to have as the next loop will be a bit of a fun challenge.
The second loop is an out-and-back one along the Green Rock Trail. From the Visitor Center start running back out towards the entrance and you will come to a gravel path at the end of the parking lot. Follow this a brief ways and just before you get close to the road bridge you will see the Green Rock Trail entrance on your RIGHT - take that. Follow this path till you come to the next paved road which is Melrose...this is roughly 3 miles or just a smidge over. Turn around and head back the same way you came.