Great workout. We did 5 miles in and then back out. Would rate it as difficult rather than moderate due to all the hills.

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail close to the city. Pretty hike. Moderately challenging. Great for bringing your dog.

2 months ago

Nice quiet trail even though there were several cars parked at the trailhead. If you're walking beware of horse manure. Watch your step. Otherwise very scenic and shady. You will need the bug spray if hiking in spring/summer. In some spots the trail is not very wide so be careful when bikers are passing. Wear good shoes as some parts are very rocky and can turn muddy.

on Green Rock Trail

hiking
3 months ago

This is a great trail for cardio and working your legs out

hiking
6 months ago

We hiked the Green Rock Trail this morning, one hour out and one hour back due to commitments later today. Didn't quite make it to Melrose Rd. It was a bit steep in places and a few muddy spots. Glad we had our hiking poles. Didn't see any snakes, just 4 deer, chipmunks, squirrels and a frog. Loved all the bird sounds along the way. Really a beautiful trail and a good work out. Had the trail to ourselves, no other humans. Definitely recommend it.

hiking
7 months ago

We hiked the Green Rock Trail from the Rockwoods Reservation trail head to Melrose Road and back. The total hike was 6.2 miles with an elevation change of 1093 ft. See the recording in the link. We completed the out and back in a little over 2 hours at a brisk 3 mph pace. The trail is rugged, narrow and very steep in spots. In my opinion, it is the most difficult hike in the St. Louis area. The trail is very lightly traveled. We ran into two other hikers. We also saw more snakes than hikers including a couple of small Ring Necks and a huge 5ft long Timber Rattlesnake. The rattler was on the first hillside trail about 1/4 mile from the Rockwoods trail head. Snakes aside, this was challenging hike and we will do it again. We plan to hike the entire 14.5 miles point to point from Rockwoods Reservation thru Greensfelder (becomes the DeClue Trail) and on to Rockwoods Range. Will post an update after we complete the trip. Link: http://alltrails.com/tracks/greenrock-trail-melrose-out-and-back

hiking
7 months ago

Failed the trail, between app and map we ended out on the highway after dark and had to walk to town... Car was still 3 miles away. Lucky uber came online.... Missed all the creeks and views due to darkness.... Not sure if we will attempt again...

hiking
7 months ago

My family enjoyed this trail. It was primitive yet well marked. We only met one other person while on the trail so we enjoyed the quiet hike in the woods. The final climb in elevation at the end of the trail was a nice challenge to end on.

hiking
8 months ago

I have hiked this trail many times in different seasons. It is a rugged trail with a lot of elevation changes. Can be muddy after rain and slick in winter. Hiking poles recommended in winter and after rains. This is the most difficult trail I have found within 60 miles of St. Louis. Overall it's a moderate trail in difficulty. The return hike is easier and faster than the out ...

9 months ago

It was hilly in some parts. Muddy because of rain and difficult to tell mud from horse poop. But overall a very beautiful and area and nice hike.

70+ degree February day. We were surprised by the amount of leaves on the trail and how faded most of the blazes were..... until we popped back out on to the proper trail. At some point, maybe a mike in, we lost the trail but ended up on the old trail. :)
The trail is actually in great shape but the old trail was more of an adventure. Very nice area. We lived the hike!

Great trails. Easy to navigate. Can't get lost.

This is a great park. Lots of different trails to go out on and plenty of things to do/see. I spent 2 days in the park and found multiple caves and various kinds of wildlife. There are also a few buckeye trees in the park so make sure to pick up a lucky buckeye for future trips (I was told they're lucky)

on Beulah Trail

hiking
1 year ago

I would rate this trail as a 4 but there were multiple trees down on the trail and it was poorly marked.

hiking
1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

We did the Eagle Valley Trail, park map said 3.6 miles but the parks description said 4.5 miles which I think is more accurate. Great trail though!

very fun hike. saw 3 doe on the way. nice little view of the hills before you make your way down towards a nice little stream. We also saw a 5 foot blackrat snake and a few box turtles which helped the experience