This Saturday March 29 from 9-1pm is the trail building day at Rock Hollow. We will meet at the Glencoe parking lot by the little railroad and lunch will be served by St. Louis County Parks. We will finish the switchback and continue benching up the hill. We are hoping for a large turnout to help move this trail forward! Rock Hollow will add yet another loop of singletrack that's rideable from the Al Foster gravel spine. The Meramec Greenway system is getting better with each trail build and we need your help!
From I-64, take Clarkson South about 5 miles to Manchester, go West half a mile to Old State Rd, go South for about 4 miles to Washington Ave, go East a half mile to the parking lot.
From I-44, go North on 109 for about 3 miles to Old State Rd, go right, then after just a few hundred feet, go East on Washington.
Register on the GORC site here -> Rock Hollow Sign Up
By building out this trail we are furthering the region's marketability for outdoor enthusiasts. Using the Al Foster as a 'spine' trail which is part of the Meramec Greenway... which is a region of the Great River Greenway hikers and bikers will be able to ride many trails without having to drive to each park. Think Al Foster / Bluff View / Rock Hollow / Paved Rock Hollow (we need a better name for the singletrack for differentiation!) / Sherman Beach and finally Castlewood.
And in the future, if the Great River Greenway applies its budget to the Meramec Greenway we will be able to link to Route 66, the town of Eureka (via the existing in-use trail under the hwy 44 bridge) and West Tyson (Chubb Trail) if the Meramec Route 66 bridge is acquired and improved by the GRG.
The eventual master plan calls for a trail meandering along the bank of the Meramec all the way to the Pacific Palisades boat launch.
Add that up and I think you have yourself a 24hr adventure race / poker run / octa-fecta or something.
So... yeah, that's why GORC really NEEDS your help (labor + cash or product donation).
I'm excited, can you tell?