Starting Location: 1766 Schwede Rd, Wentzville, MO 63385 (this is a residence address, drive past it and the first LEFT is the park entrance) - please note this is not the main park entrance off of Route DD. Coming from highway 40, head West then South along Route DD for roughly 4 miles till you come to Schwede Road, turn RIGHT and go a little ways till you come to the park entrance on your LEFT, turn there and park in the paved lot at the bottom of the hill.
Parking Instructions: Meet at the paved parking lot at the bottom of the hill from the entrance into the park from SCHWEDE ROAD - not the park entrance off of Route DD. If the lot fills there are some other lots just a little ways down if needed. Car pool is not needed but might help some if it works with you. Start time for the run will be 7:30am.
Short course: ~4.4 miles (1 loop - big loop)
Medium course: ~6.8 miles (3 loops - big loop, little loop twice)
Long course: ~ 10.9 miles (3 loops - big loop, little loop, little + big loop)
See map below. We have 2 loops set up, a big loop and a little loop. The short course will run the big loop once and that is it, while the medium course will run the big loop once, followed by the little loop twice. Those going long will run the big loop first, then the little loop twice but just before finishing it that second time will head out on the big loop for a second time, then finish up at the parking lot.
Everyone will start off running the big loop which comes out to roughly 4.4 miles. From the parking lot we head out onto the trail, then at your first "T" intersection hang a LEFT to head up the hill and when you come to a sharp hairpin turn near an old rusty gate, keep LEFT to then hop on JACK'S TRAIL....this is the bigger loop now and you will follow it all the way around back to this spot, then back to the parking lot. Once done the short course is finished. Those going medium and long will head back out onto the trail and this time stay RIGHT at the first "T" intersection. After you make that turn, simply keep LEFT all the way around back to this spot....the loop itself is roughly 1.2 miles so not super long. Once you finished this loop the first time you will run it one more time, the same direction. On the 2nd time around, those going LONG will run the majority of it but once you come to that hairpin turn with the old red gate, turn RIGHT to jump back on JACK'S TRAIL and run that big loop again, going the same direction you did on that first loop, while those going MEDIUM will simply just finish up that little loop.