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Rockwoods Reservation

2751 Glencoe Road

Rockwoods Reservation in western St. Louis County harbors a rich diversity of plant and animal life as well as springs, caves, and rock formations. Cool, moist, north facing ravines and lush creek bottoms contrast with the nearby arid, rocky ridge tops, and south slopes. The terrain is reminiscent of the Ozark hills and, indeed, many plants and animals found in hill country are also found here.

Interpretive signs throughout the area point out special features or demonstration areas, such as butterfly gardening, bird feeding, prairie habitat, mining, and quarrying and the history of lime kilns.


shailaja/ lia

Saturday, April 7, 2018
We did the lime kiln & rock quarry trails. They are mixed terrain with decent elevation. It's rated as moderate but we found it fairly easy. It took us about 2.5hrs hours to complete both the trails.

Brian Hampel

Saturday, April 7, 2018
Great trails, nice clear creek flowing through the area, places to picnic. Restroom facility was super clean.

Flaviu Leordeanu

Friday, Jan. 12, 2018
This place has trails, picnic areas, a nice conservation education center, demo areas & workshops on native plants, birding, animal habitats, maple sugaring, Etc. There's even a nice, well hidden primitive camping area for youth groups (permit needed). Main trails there are Lime Kiln Trail, Trail Among the Trees, RockQuarry Trail, Turkey Ridge Trail, and GreenRock Trail. All great. GR Trail takes you all the way to Greensfelder park. Several mining caves are visible from the RQ trail. Place gets 5* for hiking and trail running. No biking trails though.

Joe-Well Sure-Vin

Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017
Great hike. Behinds along a creek and ascends uphill. The 3.25 Mike hike was perfect. A little rough terrain with tricks and roots but very enjoyable. Bring the dogs.

Tim Nolen

Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018
Even on a sub zero day, this place is beautiful as ever

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