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You probably noticed this is the hike intended for Sunday.  We were unable to get near Al Foster as there was some mountain biking event going on.  We managed to meet at Eureka High School and then voted to go to Rockwood Reservation.  Thanks to Laura Gerren for guiding us and for the nice crowd that showed up.  SO Tuesday we are trying for Al Foster once more.


Hikes are a non-club activity, not hosted or sponsored by STLRC. Hike at your own risk. STLRC assumes no liability.

Starting Location:  Parking lot closest to the Al Foster Trailhead by the miniature trains.

Meeting Time: 9:15 am  Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Time of Departure: 9:30 pm 

Description:  We will hike the Al Foster Trail and then onto the Rock Hollow trail to see the bluebells. and back. The hike will be about 4 miles (2 hours).  Since this is an in and out hike, you can go further or return sooner.

Al Foster is a flat, natural trail along the Meramec River.  Rock Hollow is all paved but is a very gradual uphill.


  • From Manchester and 109, go south on 109 towards Eureka.
  • Left on Old State Road (there is a traffic light.).
  • Make an immediate right on Washington/Grand for 0.3+ miles to paved parking lot which is at the end of the road on the left before miniature train depot.


  • West on I-44 to Highway 109.
  • North on 109 for 3 miles.
  • Right on Old State.
  • Make an immediate right on Washington/Grand for 0.3 miles.
  • A paved parking lot is on the left before miniature train depot.

Experience Level:  EASY Since this is a flat and then a gradual incline, this hike is appropriate for all levels of ability.

Stops:  Snack break halfway through the hike.

Other:  Toilets available at start of hike.  You may want to wear hiking boots for the Al Foster due to rain before the hike.

Contact Person:  Faye Holdenried  636-399-4604


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