Castlewood State Park- Ballwin, Missouri

We often take hikes at Castlewood as it’s only about 30 minutes outside of the city. The weekend we got back from Atlanta we went on a small hike to take advantage of the suddenly 60-degree weather. Any hikes with my boyfriend tend to be on the shorter side so I took the opportunity to bring our dog along. 

While Jack hasn’t gone on a lot of hikes, I wanted to start introducing them to him more. He’s always been more a city dog (through no fault of his own) and is about 8 years old so I wanted to start small with him. He was stoked to see some other dogs on the trail though I think we could have kept a better pace up somewhere less crowded. He was super worn out when we got home but in the best way!