Al's Way

Wyoming

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Al's Way Facts

States: Wyoming
Counties: Converse
Length: 2 miles
Trail end points: N. 3rd St., just north of W. Aspen St. and Meadowlark St.
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 8805843
Trail activities: Bike, Inline Skating, Wheelchair Accessible, Walking

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Al's Way Description

Al’s Way begins in the commercial heart of Glenrock, once a supply stop on the Oregon Trail and today a small town situated 25 miles east of the larger community of Casper in eastern Wyoming. Both this 2-mile trail in Glenrock and a slightly longer rail-trail running through Casper follow the same corridor of the former Chicago North Western Railroad. Glenrock’s trail, opened in 1994, was named after Al Finch, a local high school coach.

From N. 3rd Street, the rail-trail heads east, quickly whisking travelers into nature along a narrow paved pathway lined with trees. Trail users will have a lovely view of Deer Creek, then skirt the southern end of Glenrock Town Park, a popular recreational spot with its picnic areas, playground equipment, baseball fields, and tennis courts.

After passing the park, the trail breaks from the trees and unfolds into an open area of scrublands and sage brush, continuing past Glenrock High School and Grant Elementary School before ending in ranchlands just past Meadowlark Street. The route includes a trestle bridge and an unusual feature: a petrified wood arrangement donated by a local family.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking is available in Glenrock Town Park off Town Park Road.

Al's Way Reviews

It's pretty much just a paved trail from Glenrock to the school just out of town. I skated it and the only other users were kids on their way to school. Not a destination trail, but if you're passing through or live here and want some exercise it's an alright stop. The petrified wood is cool, and there's water and bathrooms in the park alongside the trail.

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