Western Greenway

Rockwoods Reservation to Meramec Greenway

The Western Greenway is in west St. Louis County and meanders between the Meramec River on the south and Missouri River on the north, connecting the two greenways. It stretches across rolling hills, rocky limestone bluffs and includes thousands of acres of public open lands.

Click here to download a printable Greenway Info Guide for the Western Greenway: Rockwoods Reservation to Meramec Greenway.

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Getting Here

The trailhead at the Wabash, Frisco and Pacific Railroad is located near Highway 109 and Old State Road in Wildwood. If you live near the La Salle Springs Middle School, you may be able to walk to this greenway.

Each greenway is managed in cooperation with different municipalities and parks departments, who set the rules for greenway use, parking and hours of operation. Greenways often span multiple municipalities, so please be aware that these rules can change as you travel along the trail. Please be sure to follow all posted rules and regulations while you are living life outside!

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If you’re not too far from this greenway, you may be able to connect to it on your bike. Click one of the buttons above to plan your route with Google Maps.

This greenway is not accessible via bus.

This greenway is not accessible via Metrolink.

You can park at Glencoe City Park in Wildwood or at Rockwoods Reservation area.

Things To Do

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Trail Info

1.72 Miles

This greenway’s trail is also called the Hamilton Carr. It’s a 1.7-mile asphalt trail that connects the Wabash, Frisco and Pacific miniature railroad in Glencoe to Rockwoods Reservation. There are two tunnels; one under Old State Road and the other under Highway 109 that make it much safer for people who are walking or riding bikes to cross these busy roads.
This trail also provides a connection to the Meramec Greenway: WFP Railroad to Sherman Beach Park which is flat, shady and made of crushed limestone. It will give you tremendous views of the Meramec River as you pass beside soaring limestone bluffs. The spur from that greenway, the Rock Hollow Trail is paved and stretches 2.2 miles up to Ridge Meadows Elementary School on Ridge Road. If you love a hill, you will love the Rock Hollow trail! If you don’t love a hill, the birds, wildlife and views make it worth the climb.