Greensfelder County Park is a 3.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Eureka, MO that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, horses, and mountain biking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
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.
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)
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
Kim & Gary Alles-Villa Ridge Mo
Great trails to ride in spring and fall. Very easy to ride. Wide open trails. Can't get lost. Trail head not very large. Get site early to be able to park with ease.
Good trail if you live near the park. The footing is great the whole way through. It does lack in scenery outside of the abundance of trees.
We did the Eagle Valley & Deer Run trails yesterday morning. Clear trails, they do overlap some. Not too muddy as it rained pretty good the night before. We walked up on an entire group of deer grazing. Pro: fairly well marked trail, few tricky spots. Few steep sections but not super technical for kids. Con: lots of horse matter to navigate over the entire trail. Not technical enough to challenge anyone moderately fit.
Overall, it is a great trail to use for a quick 1-2 hour hike before work or with kids.
Did the Dogwood Trial, which is part of the Greensfelder park. 2.8 miles if I remember correctly. Took an hour. Hardish towards the end. Lots of bugs, so wait until full on fall.
I hiked the Eagle Valley Trail yesterday. Pros: very pretty scenery and pretty clear of brush. Cons: In some areas the trail isn't clearly labeled, bugs were awful (particularly the horseflies and mosquitoes) despite the application of DEET, and horse poop was everywhere. It would be a good trail for horseback riding and possibly mountain biking, but I wouldn't recommend this trail to hikers.