Green Rock Trail is a 9.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Eureka, Missouri that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
The trail itself is great. It is a moderately cleared trail with spray paint markers on the trees every ~30ft. I never felt like we couldn't find the trail when hiking. Lots of hills through the area.
Of note, the trail route pictured is not the location that google maps will take you to for the south trail head.
This trail was excellently marked! For a trail running newbie, I'm thankful!
Great workout. We did 5 miles in and then back out. Would rate it as difficult rather than moderate due to all the hills.
Great trail close to the city. Pretty hike. Moderately challenging. Great for bringing your dog.
This is a great trail for cardio and working your legs out
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.
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
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...
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 ...