Green Rock Trail is a 26.6 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.
We did the Round House Loop Trail here (about 3.5 miles) and it was not my favorite hike around St Louis. Since it's moderately trafficked, we walked through spiderwebs the entire time. I hike all the time and have never experienced anything it before. It's also not very scenic and is not marked well at all! There are 2 trail heads within 30 feet of each other so be sure you start on the right one if you decide to go.
Great hike. be sure to allow enough time, we took 6.5 hours at fairly good speed.
The length of the trail listed is incorrect. Its actually 16.3 miles. The trail head listed is the northern ending point, in Rockwoods Reservations. The southern trailhead, or starting point is on the north outter road on HWY 44, about 1 mile west of Allenton Road. The trail is very well marked, and allows biking in the Greensfelder park area, but not in the Rockwoods Reservation area.
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.