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Well, as you probably know, I live in the St. Louis area. It is where I spend most of my time, and the place that all my adventures extend from.

A lot of those adventures happen in St. Louis County parks, as I am limited by distance and time and gas money most days in how far out into Missouri I can get.

So on a Monday off, Max (my Australian Cattle Dog) and I agreed that it was time to hit a new trail, just recently completed, out in the southwest corner of St. Louis County.Bluffview Trail 009 copy

We were headed out to the Al Foster Trail, in Wildwood, Mo., to check out the Bluffview Trail.

The Al Foster Trail is a multi-use, flat, point-to-point path in Wildwood that is a favorite of bikers, joggers, and walkers. It runs from Glencoe through Sherman Beach, along the Meramec River, and is connected to a few different trails along its length, just west of Castlewood State Park.

The Bluffview Trail starts about half-a-mile east down the Al Foster Trail from the Glencoe trailhead at Grand Avenue. It is a 2.5 mile point-to-point trail that goes to an upper parking lot at the top of a hill above the Al Foster Trail and the Meramec River.

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