We've got all the feddbacks of people who used the services of Castlewood State Park (Park) in Missouri.
Now the firm gets a score of 4.8 over 5 and this rating is based on 1703 reviews.
As you can see its rating is practically the top, and it is based on a large number of scores, so we can think that the valuation is very faithful. If there are many people who bothered to value when they are happy, is that it works.
As you know, we do not usually bother to write scores when they are positive and we usually do it only if we have had a problem or incidence...
This Park corresponds to the category of State park.
Hike here up to 5 days a week in the summer and I always love it. The trails are lovely, some more traveled than others and we always feel safe. Bikers don't always understand they are supposed to yield to hikers but that's not the fault of the park. That being said, we always have to be aware that one might ride up behind us with little warning expecting us to move. So awareness is important. So is bug spray. And good boots. Enjoy this treasure!
I had so much fun hiking (for the 1st time) in Castlewood! The "cardiac hill" was a hard, but do-able start to the trip. I enjoyed the challenging terrain and felt like I was getting a workout. I was glad I didn't bring my 8 and 6 year old kids with me because some of the loose rock on slopes made me a smidge nervous (I'm neurotic) and well, we walked a good distance and they would've complained, a lot! I definitely want to go again! It was fun with a group of ladies!
Superb elevated views of nature are just one reason to visit one of Missouri's best easy hiking destinations. Wear rock-ready shoes and bring the dogs to enjoy some exercise time away from the masses. Unless, of course, you visit on the weekends when lots of others are trying to do the same thing!
Such a wonderfully large, beautiful park. Hiking trails, beautiful vistas, mountain biking trails, picnic areas. I hope they add camping too.
Really LOVE this place, had a great time
Definitely a must visit if you're new to the area or just passing through. There are several different trails that you can hike, bike, or ride through. It does tend to get pretty crowded, especially in nice weather, so go early to get a parking space. It's a beautiful park and my dogs love it. If you hike the Lone Wolf trail, you can end at a little stream that the dogs can drink from and splash around in.
The view and variety of trails as well as the remains of what used to be a resort is pretty astonishing
It is a huge park with long trails to hike. The history of it is very cool. You can hike to the top of the cliff or along the river.
Been going here since my childhood. It's way more than your typical park. Great for family events, massive hiking trails, and if you bike then youre in for a treat, there are several hiking trails of differing difficulty. Grab a map and plan out your day. Be careful, the bluffs on some of the trails have treacherous drops, but the views are gorgeous!
Great variety of family fun
Nice place for a family hike
Castlewood State Park is a beautiful place to commune with nature, but when we visited, there were several renovations going on in the park, and due to all the recent rain we've had lately, the trail we tried to hike was muddy and sloppy. Swimming in the Meremac here is NOT recommended, but Kiefer Creek is a great place to enjoy the water, as it's fed by two springs, making the water crystal clear and very cool. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit, and will definitely return once all the work is completed.
Wonderful place to hike, always something amazing to see!
Pretty state park with lots of trails.
Beautiful state park in the heart of west St Louis county. The River Scene trail is my favorite.
So many mosquitoes but the water was extremely high and the park had just flooded... Take bug spray!!! Go prepared! Also don't know if we couldn't find the beach because it was under water or if we just didn't know where to go.
Great trails for the family.
Something for all ages & perfect place to take a social dog. Be lazy down buy the river or a creek or see how you do with the breathtaking hike that includes well over 100 stairs. My favorite place to hike in STL
Good park for hiking with beautiful views everywhere in the park.
We have visited Castlewood many times throughout the seasons and it never disappoints even if The Meramec is flooded a bit. Nice trails for runners, bikers, hikers. Dogs are welcomed of course. Tall bluffs to peer over. Do be safe. Large wooden stairs the people exercise up and down on also. Great place.
A beautiful trail. Multiple vistas relatively safe. Plenty of adventure
Good trails and views. Very muddy though
Nice views . Peaceful settings and trails great for dog walking and taking in a lovely day
The hiking trails are good. Plenty of bike trails as well. Be sure to get your bug spray, otherwise you will regret it.
If people on here hate the trash so bad, PICK IT UP. I always pick up trash when I go for walks here. It's everyone's responsibility to keep our parks clean. It's a nice park. Don't let the reviews scare you. Obviously bring bug spray and sunscreen, that's just common sense.
A nature refuge in an ocean of over development and asphalt. Experience nature while you can.
Great place to mountain bike and relax. Very helpful staff explained where all the trails are located.
A lot of walking...Not many birds. 1 very rude worker..Not good access for disable
Great place for hiking playing and fishing
Love their Lone Wolf trail that goes along the cliffs overlooking the river. This hike has some actual elevation which is unusual for this part of Missouri but a good change of pace.
Great place to hike. Lots of trails. Not crowded when you come early on a weekend. Or good for a midweek hike!
Busy but wonderful trails
Great park in the St Louis area. Decent hiking trails with nice views, not so difficult, but definitely enjoyable
What a BEAUTIFUL place. Too bad it was pouring and we couldn't fully enjoy it
lovely we enjoy everything
Great hiking trails, well marked and very scenic. Beautiful place. Nice facilities. Quick drive from St. Louis.
Nice place to go hiking, biking, and if you have horses horseback riding. They have different trails at different diatances. They also have picnic areas and open fields.
Loose gravel is a little dangerous but great hike
Excellent hiking, just remember to bring the bug spray.
Love this park. Great views!
Beautiful views and great groomed trails but yet you. feel totally in nature
Castlewood is an amazing park. Make sure you bring bug spray. There is a lot of hill hiking and great views of the river and surrounding forest. Patrons are friendly. Trails are good for mountain biking, hiking, and trail running. Lots of people with their kids and dogs. Park is kept up well.
Always enjoy biking here! Great trails!
Beautiful view. Medium climb. Will go again.
Love it cant wait to come back
I have fallen in love with this park so much. I have visited a couple of times now. And the place is so calm, hardly people around. It gives a chance to enjoy the place without any distraction. If you are lucky, you will be able to catch few glimpses of deers too. What more you want to wind up a day ?
This is a hiker’s paradise! Trails with lots of elevation changes, overlooks of the river, ruins of buildings long gone and deep woods to get away from it all. What more could you want?
Beautiful place to get away!
I went to both the World Bird Sanctuary and Endangered Wolf Center. Both are excellent!!!
best state park in st louis county because it is big and there are bridges and views of the river i reccemend the river seine trail and the loan wolf trail those are the best
Wonderful place to bike, I try to go here every sunday with my brother. A lovely place in the morning.
Great hiking with even better views! It is a refreshing change of scenery in a land of bland geographic features.
Fun playground and really cool trails
Pretty good kept hiking and biking trails a fantastic place to take pictures I highly recommend it in the fall when the leaves are changing colors beautiful
I've been going here since I was a small babe. Great park. I recommend the lone wolf trail. Fantastic view of the Meremec River. Avoid the creek, as it contains e coli. Really fun road to get into the park! Lots of other trails for mountain biking and hiking. The playground is nice for kids. Great park.
Went hiking on Monday, October 29, 2018 about 5 p.m. The weather was perfect. It was, sunny, about 70 degrees, low humidity, light breeze. Here are some videos of my hiking experience. Bicyclists and horseback riders have their own trail apart from the hikers only trail.
Great park lots of history. Good creek to look for points in.
Extremely annoying that they lock EVERY SINGLE BATHROOM and discontinue trash service during winter months. Thousands of people here on a sunny February day, and nowhere to pee or throw your trash in. Honestly, maybe a nicer park during spring and summer, but definitely not nice this time of year... Ugly and muddy.
Nice hiking trails, & pretty scenery. However the people swimming blasting music ruins the peace of nature.
love this state park! it has some great trails and beautiful views. plus plenty of stuff for the kiddos to do.
Let’s be honest, folks. Either you hate it or love it, am I right? If you don’t.... well don’t come here and save your 1-Star review for a bank or a lawyer. With that being said this place is beautiful. Trails, river, areas to set up and grill with a group. It’s a fantastic park and one of the many parks Missouri has to offer. For those looking for ideas this is my recommendation. Pack a cooler with food and beverages. Come early in the morning and start your day with a trek through one of the trails. If you like riding bikes bring that instead of going on foot. After making a run through the trials you then bust out the cooler and lounge out on the river. It’s worth every moment.
Scenic views! Riverscene trail was awesome! Great workout and fun for the family!
Went hiking on the "Red" trail. Great views of the Merrimack river. Trail was marked and had plenty of locations for picture ops.
Castlewood State Park imo is the the most beautiful park within 50 miles of St Louis. Providing access to the Meramec River and hiking trails with breathtaking overlooks, Castlewood is a perfect patch of thriving nature.
Loved the trails, will have to come back after the river returns to its proper shores
Beautiful hike along the river.
Love hiking here. So many trails. Good for kids too
Big enough to explore and hike lightly trafficked and moderately trafficked trails. Currently fairly underwater in parts. If you want to hike the river scenic trail you won't be able to hike the whole thing til the water recedes. Overall a beautiful park. Lots of available parking.
Great to hike with your friendly dogs. Beautiful views.
Awesome park !!! Just great for all your likes and fun stuff.
So many birds to see! It was a great experience. The volunteers are very friendly and answered our questions! Very clean area, well maintained
Probably my favorite park in the St. Louis area. Very big, lots of trails. And it's a solid place to get a solid hike/workout.
Amazing site for hiking! Every visit feels like its brand new. I would say stay hydrated and away from the water I can swim but the water looks dangerous with unknown tree or items. Other than that I would recommend to hike the trail and explore mother nature
Very nice state park. Trails are well marked. Lots of picnic areas. Nice views of the river.
Took my kids here the other day. Really awesome place for some family time. Beware the bears and coyote's.
If you are looking for an adventure in nature. This is definitely your place. I thoroughly enjoyed the trails, the views and the nature!
The workers at Castlewood take care of the facilities, trails, and mowing and do a good job of it. I hiked the lone wolf trail and it was clear from debris and trash. Additionally the staff was very friendly, but there was limited parking at the trail head so sometimes the overflow lot needs to be utilized.
Beautiful park! Great place to go ride your mountain bike, or go for a hike.
Great place to hike or just take a short walk. On hot days the cool streams are nice to cool down. Beautiful escape from the concrete jungle.
Best park in st louis and greater area. Doggy approved
Hiked the red trail today. Nice scenery along the river. Moderate climb to the top and wooden steps take you to the lower part of the trail.
What's not to love? As far as suburban parks go, this place is vast! Over 1,800 acres and you can do everything you ever wanted to do in a park. Ride a horse? Yes. Swim in a beautiful, yet unforgiving river? Yes. Explore ruins of resorts from 150 years ago? Yep. Abandoned mines? Yes. Trails of course. A river bluff where you could fall to your demise? You know it. This place has it all. It's amazing and admirable this place exists where it does, and in this 'sealed for your protection' world.
Best hiking and biking trails around, love looking for remnants of when it was a booming tourist spot back in the 1920s. When you're hiking look closely and you can find old concrete stairs and foundations, etc
Love this park. It's a hidden gem in the west county area. If you want fun trails, exciting cliff views, a beach! (Although be careful people have drowned. They have signs posted) head to Castlewood. Perfect for Trail biking, walking, running (competitive and casual), picnics, family gatherings, creek walks, dogs are welcome. I think there are horse trails too. The best is the bluffs. Head up the west side trails to get there. They have these wooden steps that go all the way up to the top, perfect for a strenuous workout. So much adventure, you'll find Castlewood State Park to be one of those places you didn't know you were missing out on. (Somebody tell them to add a frisbee golf course!) :) That's it. Everything else is perfect.
A gorgeous park with great hiking/biking trails and beautiful cliffs and nature scenery great any time of the year!
The river scene trail is a must! Great views of the Meramac River, rolling hills, rock outcrops, and more! The full trail also takes you along the river, too. The park includes a river beach and many other trails.
It was a busy park, but we went on a Saturday so that is to be expected. The people were friendly. The trail by the river was nice if you don't mind a little sand.
Great place for quick hikes, runs or frisbee
We went here on Christmas day for a hike with our young kids. I noticed there were several hiking and biking trails to choose from. The trail we went on had beautiful views of the Meramec river. Although there were a lot of people there that day, it didn't feel crowded as the trails are large and have a lot of places to stop and enjoy the view. There was litter unfortunately. Overall beautiful.
Great walking trails.
I really enjoy spending time here. The walking trails are awesome. See if you can make it up to the cliff overlooking the river valley.
Love this place for swimming or just walking!
I love this place! Beautiful, peaceful, and multiple options for exercise!
Always fun. Great rides.
Amazing views looking over the Meremac River Bottom. Trails are wide and clear for both pedestrian travel as well as bicycle thoroughfares. There are clear running streams and in the springtime the floor of the riverbed turns blue eight Bluebells! It’s magical.
Great for walkers and mountain biking!
Such fun was had. Could use some kind of security system or something cuz we saw a disagreement I guess and it could have turned into something bad but didn't everyone just dispersed and it ended but I was about to throw down if necessary. ;)
Awesome river and very fresh
We are very lucky to have such an openly natural park attached to St. Louis County. Great hiking, trails, creeks, flora, and fauna. And everything is well maintained, but still a little wild.
The mt. Bike trails are amazing. Theres a variety of trails for all levels. Take some time to look up as well-lots of deer around! I love castlewood!
I love to walk/hike with my dog. I bring towels for my dog and myself so we can wade in the water. It is free admission.
One of the best hiking places in the St. Louis area! Amazing scenic views from the Meramec River bluffs, great picnic areas, a nice creek for the little ones to splash in, and lots of wildlife. And trails galore! I can never get bored here and will continue to return for years to come.
Great place to unwind. Lake. walk trails. Places to party with family and friends.
Beautiful place to head for a day with the family. Great place to take some aerial photos as well. Very Clean State Park.
Haven't been here in years. I have never seen so many people the in my life! The wild life was nowhere to be found, way too many people! But you can't get those views anywhere else!
Very nice park, well marked trail blazers, some steep hills! its in a naturally wet area so pack the repellent unless its freezing out.
Great trails.... shady
Awesome place for hiking......loved the drive for that
The creek is a great swimming hole a little cold though
The World Bird Sanctuary is amazing! The birds are well cared for and our day program clients love to visit and see the birbs ┌|o^▽^o|┘♪
Great trails and incredible views.
Beautiful hiking trails and views of the Meramec River!
Popular state park for hiking, trail biking and trail running. Can be a bit crowded at times with limited parking so arrive early on weekends.
Beautiful park with easy to moderate trails to meet all skill levels. Scenic river and cliffside views, as well as a play structure for kids, pavilions for eating and restroom accommodations. Very pet and kid friendly. This is one of my favorite spots in the greater St. Louis area.
Loved the scenery and the multiple hike trails. Very nice and supportive others out there. Loved seeing everyone with their little children as well as their pets. Definitely family oriented.
It's great hiking. The whole family had fun and has the longest set up stairs up the bluff I've ever seen in my life concluded by an awe inspiring view. I would highly recommend to any family looking for a spot in nature to come together and get a good workout at the same time.
Great place to go hiking. Beautiful views. The river is very dangerous though. The current is strong sometimes. Many people have drowned. The trail is a great exercise. I would definitely recommend going there.
There are bluffs here that you can rappel. I had an interesting time here while rappelling (I found a treasure).
Great park. Plenty of open space. Decent playground. Awesome, well maintained and marked trails. Parking can be a challenge during peak times. I just can't figure out why they chose to keep the smelliest, dirtiest, and smallest bathroom (essentially a permanent port o potty) open during the winter; one nice day and the line resembles a football game at halftime and the stench is unbearable.
Really like the trails here. Especially the grotpeter trail. Really quaint
Solid trails, great place for hiking and biking locally.
It's a great little place to go for a hike. You can enjoy a leisurely stroll thru any of the three trails. Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city even though it's minutes away. Bike thru the trails if that's what you are into. Enjoy a spot of Bald eagle watching especially along the scenic river hike. It's nice and quiet. You can sit at any of the scenic areas on benches or lookouts. Just remember to bring your own hydration. I've even seen people doing some free climbs along my hike.
You can do many things here, hiking, picnicking, and more.
One of the best parks in the St. Louis area. Not the safest place to swim though.
The only real park near St Louis! Good trail
Great park clean beautiful!! Perfect for the kids!
Great place. Kids loved it.
Beautiful park, lots of hiking and biking options and a playground as well
Great place for an all day hike or an afternoon stroll! The views are priceless!
Most amazing views I have ever seen! Great trails too (hiking and biking).
The rangers are very helpful and friendly. It is a very clean park and there is plenty of parking and bathroom accessibility.
Great place to hike beautiful scenery.
Absolutely the best way to start off the weekend!
A great park. Bring the kids and a picnic lunch.
Great place for hiking and relaxing in the creek
Great place to have a birthday party. Just don't recommend it in the warmest weather due to the amount of mosquitos. And the price to rent a pavilion for the day is a little too much in my opinion. But all in all it was ok.
Multiple hiking trails and difficulties. Scenic views from the River Bluff trail. Great picnic areas and playground for the kids.
Amazing hike and great place to mediate, usually pretty quiet
This was a nice moderately challenging trail. The view of the Meramac River was pretty. Don't plan to go swimming in it; the river is a bit too dangerous for that. Do plan to see some cool birds and deer, hike up some pretty steep stairs, and see great views atop a bluff. We chose the River Scene trail. Our dog had a good time too!
Gorgeous park, amazing trails, but a little flooded in low areas currently.
A great place to go hiking. There are plenty of trails to choose from, all with different degrees of difficulty. The trails are well-maintained and the park is pretty friendly, provided your pet is on a leash. I recommend the lone wolf trail, but really you can't go wrong with any of the available trails. The park opens at 7 and closes a half hour after sunset.
I brought my pet tegu to the park and the water was lovely and everything was purfect except for the mosquitos
I love that park as it has nice trials for hiking other biking, I do both. Biking is at moderate difficulty. Very nice view on the Meramec river. Few spots for barbecue and play ground.
Peaceful. Logs, trees. Good hiking experience. Very easy to hike in the 1.5 mile hike because it was all flat ground.
Fun hike and hidden gem
Nice park if you don't mind being bitten by dogs. MDC has really got to crack down on this here in the park.
Great place for scenery and to take your dog for a walk
Beautiful scenic walk overlooking the meramec river:) great little hike.
Cool place I guess, my dog likes it
Lots of trails to explore and other activities throughout. We arrived around 10 on a Saturday and by the time we finished hiking, the park had exploded with people. I could see parking being an issue if you came later in the day, in the summer at least.
Great location and short trails for a day hike or to test equipment for backpacking or biking terrain that isn’t particularly technical.
The Scenic River Trail is a must. Some of the better trail views in the state. Start at the base of the bluff and climb it first. It's a much better loop that direction ... unless you really like climbing stairs that is.
We seen about 8 deer, the creak had spring water. It had sun shining through the trees. We Couldn't find where the boats get launched at.
Serene and truly beautiful. Very clean.
A very beautiful park for hiking and relaxing.
Great hike. Not for small kids.
If you're looking for breathtaking views and inclines, this place is a must.
Castlewood is a treasure of the Missouri State Park System located in a suburban area. Centrally located in Saint Louis County this park experiences heavy use no matter the day of the week or time of year. Check out some of their amazing trails, check in to the ranger office for a map and updates on trails. Reserve a pavilion for a family outing.