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Anglia Van Order-Wittmus
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Hiking

Probably a great trail in the spring when the creeks are running. Otherwise you are just walking along a gravel Creek bed. Bugs seemed under control. Lots of horse droppings everywhere!

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Jim Adams
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HikingBugsRocky

Trail was rather rocky in some parts and creeks were dry. If you stopped anywhere on trail you were immediately surrounded by gnats, skeeters, etc. I always bring a rag to wave around myself. Trail is wide enough ticks were not a problem. Maybe compared to Mo Conservation trails this one not marked as well. Seems like at some point trail was modified for the mountain bikers as my map did not follow trail exactly as laid out. Caused me to pause verify my surroundings. Wildlife amounted to 1 deer. 1 turtle. Lots of squirrels. I parked in the equestrian private lot to start the trail.

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Rose Thompson
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HikingBugsMuddy

Hardy any traffic other than one mountain biker and a handful of equestrians. Trail was a bit muddy and the horse droppings were all over, but otherwise a great trail. Plenty of shade but man oh man the ticks! Our two boxers were COVERED and they’re both on tick medication and collars. They’re so bad this year. Probably had to pick 30 ticks off of the two of them. We were moving the entire time and neither dog laid down. Check your pups if you head out!

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George Hruza
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Hiking

Fun hike!! Beware of horse manure on the trail. One loop on eagle valley trail is closed near the stables with a detour.

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Dan Schulze
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Hiking

Good trail that is well marked at intersections. Alltrails map does not accurately show the Declue trail where it splits from the Rock Quarry trail at about the 5.3 mile mark, going counter clockwise. The recorded Declue trail short cuts on the Rock Quarry trail, which is why the online mileage only shows 7.3 miles versus the posted 8.2 miles. We followed the signs, but as we continued to walk away from the recorded trail, we ended up backtracking, later to find out for no reason. Please check the map on the Greensfelder Park site to verify the routes. Nathan Voss also has an accurate recording below.

Comment from AllTrails

- 11 days ago

Thanks for your feedback. This trail has been reviewed and updated to more accurately portray the actual route of the Declue Trail. For additional questions please email support@alltrails.com

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Brian S.
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Hiking

I wanted to love this trail, but it is not exactly hiker friendly. 2/3 of the trail is various sizes of rock, from fine gravel to imbedded fist-sized stones and loose rock in between; it is not comfortable underfoot at all. Add in literal street signs on the trail, walking 1/4 of it along the road/campgrounds, having to dodge horse droppings every 15 feet (sadly not really an exaggeration) and cyclists (I had 4 groups pass me in the hour before sunset) that don't alert you they are coming up behind you (obviously you hear them coming but their etiquette is rather poor), it's hard to feel a sense of 'escapism' (especially when you spend a large portion of the time literally watching your step). On the plus side, without constant heavy bush/low branch coverings, small clearings to let the sky in, wide paths and walking along/exploring the creek give a sense of expanse in a highly wooded area; the sightlines are rather great. I do think it is one of the prettier trails in the area (as long as you don't step in the manure), but it is definitely better suited for cyclists and even moreso for equestrians (as is evident by the fact that they were the only ones I saw on my two attempts on this trail).

Kirsten B.
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HikingBugsRocky

Great loop; 3.6 miles of shady trail was a mix of single track, rocky and dirt. A tad buggy; use bug spray with deep (yes ticks). The trail was in great condition. We saw three other hikers. Loop took us about 80 minutes. Did not see any equestrian riders today, but looks like a great trail for horses or mountain bike. Couple of small stream crossings.

Nathan Voss
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Hiking

Very flat and smooth most of the way, and shaded all the way in the summer. However, not scenic at all, nothing more than a long walk through the woods. Plus, trail marks did not exactly line up with the All Trails map leading to some confusion in a couple spots.

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Marc Barrett
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HikingRocky

Trail isnt bad for being 8 miles. Not a ton of elevation change. Most of that occurs in the last 25% of the trail. Mostly flat and even footing with some rocky areas. Not very muddy today. Not a crowded trail, either. I didnt see a soul until I got closer to finishing the loop. Pay attention to where trails intersect, and use your map!

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Lauren W
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Horseback ridingRocky

Great trail for horses. Very rocky in parts and includes several wash/stream crossings, so make sure your horse has trail boots or shoes. Went on a Tuesday and only encountered one other person! This trail is completely shaded and easy to find from the Equestrian Day Use area. Would not recommend using this trail right after a big rainstorm, it would probably be pretty muddy and slick.

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BRENT BARRINGER
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Hiking

Rockwood Range to Reservation

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Rose Thompson
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HikingRocky

Fantastic trail! Not overly difficult and well shaded for the duration. The multiple creek crossings were easily navigated and fun for our two boxer dogs! Not nearly as much traffic as some of the other trails in the area. You’ll enjoy this one!

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Elizabeth Dougherty
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Hiking

Okay

Lacy Murphy
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Hiking

Fun trail to hike on. Very little foot traffic right now. I saw one biker the entire time I was there. I did end up getting lost from the trail as at one point the trail crosses the scenic paved road and it isn’t immediately clear where the trail picks up. I had seen other people had issues following the trail and was paying close attention but still had trouble myself. I recommend Eagle Valley trail for those interested in trail running or wanting a clearer path.

Anita Samal
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HikingMuddy

Shaded trail with some streams. Muddy in Memorial Day weekend. Will come back in peak summer

Caleb Janssen
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HikingBugsMuddyOver grown

so much incredible nature!!! definitely recommend trail shoes and pants for this one, you’ll be rubbing up against plants all day! great hike to get away from the crowds—didn’t run into a single person on the trail. and there’s a great creek to cool of in afterwards near the parking lot where you start!

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Robert Holt
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Hiking

Wow. I’ve hiked 6 or so mountains in my life and regularly do 10 mile hikes, but am admittedly out of shape. This one damn near beat me. I was so exhausted by the end that I could hardly walk. If you want a workout, I cannot think of a better one. But if you hike for those rare and beautiful moments where you top a ridge and are treated with a stunning view, skip this one. 14 miles in the woods and what use see is the woods.

Trevor Jasper
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HikingMuddy
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BRENT BARRINGER
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Hiking

Beulah plus distance to and from on various trails. Beulah is 4.3. All trails has the trail very wrong and needs to revise. Great trail. Good view on the overlook. All around solid Greensfelder trail.

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David Klenke
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HikingOff trail

As in other reviews, POORLY MARKED !

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Glenn May
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I liked this trail. Its designed as a hiking, equestrian and partially for mtn bikes. My only problem was in driving to the trailhead. This trail is in Greensfelder St. Louis County Park but signs along the road suggested that you weren't allow to drive to the trailhead and the road was blocked. I found a different parking lot about 1/2 mi away. Trail is wide enough that ticks aren't a problem.

Diana Jim Oleskevich
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lovely trail some rocky sections lots of hills, hollers and several small creek crossings with plenty of big rocks no wet feet.. very few people nice woods canopy don't need a hat mostly shade...

BRENT BARRINGER
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Hiking

Complete trail from Rockwood Range TH to Rockwood Reservation TH.

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Tyler Schwartz
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Hiking

Loop is currently one-way due to covid-19, took 2.5 hours on foot. was only hiker Sunday late afternoon into evening, encountered ~5 bikers. mostly peaceful except for some road or population noises on the South end. Two instances where signage didn't match the route online, but I lean toward thing the signs are actually wrong: regardless, you'll get where you need to go, just perhaps on a parallel-ish route.

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Amy Marquitz
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Hiking

Beautiful and good workout. Standard Missouri woods scenery but does offer hills to increase the workout. Only hiked 4 miles in and back from fox creek rd. First part was a bit muddy from run off but beautiful little creek runs through.

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