Al Foster

Starting Location:  101 Grand Ave, Glencoe, MO 63038 (trail head)

Parking Instructions - Plan on meeting at the La Salle Springs Middle School (3300 Missouri 109, Glencoe, MO 63038) parking lot starting at 6:30am.  We will leave that lot promptly at 6:45am to head to the trail head.  The 2nd paved parking lot will be our starting location (this is the one just before the mini train station and is the newest lot) - there is one at the corner of Washington and Grand when the main lot fills, and there are some gravel lots just past the train station closer to the trail itself you may use. Due to the size of our group though we are trying to cut down on congestion by using the car pool lot as this is a pretty regularly used trail, so please do so if you can. We will get the run started by 7:00am with a group photo.

Run Description:

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Everyone will start off running the 2 miles up to the overlook spot on Bluff View Trail. From there head back down the trail and those going SHORT simply head straight back to the parking lot to complete your run. Those going MEDIUM and LONG will make a LEFT turn on a trail around the 3.6mi mark, and follow that till about the 4.5mi mark together. From there those going MEDIUM stay to your RIGHT and you eventually come out on the Rock Hollow trail (paved) - turn RIGHT and head back down to the gravel Al Foster Trail and stay STRAIGHT and take this all the way back to the parking lot to finish. Those running LONG, stay to your LEFT around the 4.5mi mark and keep going up a hill. Follow this trail around till approx the 6mi mark which will be near the bottom of a long down hill...make a RIGHT turn on a short trail spur that takes you back out to the Rock Hollow paved trail. Turn RIGHT and go a short distance till you can make a LEFT turn onto a trail. You will then make a RIGHT once again after a very short period to hop onto the newest portion of trails out here. Follow this around till it has you cross back over the paved trail one more time...stay STRAIGHT to pick up the dirt trail and when this rejoins another trail stay to your RIGHT....you will then be back at roughly that 4.5mi mark from before....now you simply just run back towards the start on the trail we began on only DO NOT RUN BACK UP TO THE BLUFF VIEW...simply make your way back to the parking lot.

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