Explore the most popular birding trails in Greensfelder County Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Beautiful fall hike in rolling hills.

Beautiful, Greensfelder has some of the best trails in the stl area.

1 month ago

great trail--ton of horse crap though. besides that only complaint was the gnats, but thats pretty common i guess.

trail running
1 month ago

1 month ago

The hike was great but beware of CHIGGERS! We got annihilated by them! I’m assuming on the narrow path with brush on both sides.

hiking
2 months ago

All trails has it as a 7 mile hike and the parks website has it at 6.8. This trail is no shorter than 9 miles. The trail is nicely marked, and has varying terrain from very rugged to a smooth dirt path. No view point or place of interest, so don’t wait for it. But was a beautiful hike all in all, bug spray is a must.

hiking
2 months ago

A labyrinth of trails allows you to choose your distance. Early morning animals were active including deer and turkey. Both horses and mountain bikers use this trial. Only downside to hiking here.

on Dogwood Trail

2 months ago

awesome trail.

just right distance for hiking for seniors

hiking
2 months ago

After reading several reviews, I decided to pick up the trail at the equestrian parking lot and hike CW. There is an access point located down a wide gravel road that starts between the restrooms and the pavilion. That road deadends fairly quickly and you can pickup the trail there where you see the vertical trail post with a blue eagle icon on it.

I utilized the St Louis County parks map which shows the trail to be 3.6 miles long which agrees with the trailhead signage over at the visitor center where I essentially completed the loop. (After the Visitors Center parking lot you just cross Scenic Loop Road next to Allenton Road and you are back at the equestrian parking lot). The entire hike took less than 1.5 hours.

I didn't notice any blazes marking the trail but any forks where this trail met other trails were clearly marked with a signpost and the appropriate icons and arrows.

The trail is pleasant. Going either CW or CCW means that you start at the top of a ridge and descend into a valley. CW seemed to me to be the easier direction in retrospect. The Eagle Valley Trail interconnects with other trails so you could make a longer day of it if you wish.

My hike was on Sunday, August 5th and I probably encountered three pairs of horse riders, two groups of mountain bikers, and three pairs of fellow hikers. The area was dry and I did not encounter any running or standing water anywhere.

I wish I could give it 3.5 stars as it is a decent trail but I'm not likely to do this one again unless I was camping in the area.

By the way, ticks did not seem to be a problem with the generally wide trail and little undergrowth to brush up against.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice trail overall. Not very well marked, except at intersecting trails. Rough terrain at some points. Nice and secluded. Mostly wooded. A one-way road runs along for a big part of it. Good trail to get away from the city for a few hours.

Great trail! Temps were low in the bottom section of the trail; good pick for a hot summer day. Only gripe I had was that the trail ended at the equestrian center and not the visitor center where I started the hike

hiking
5 months ago

Well kept trail. Easy to follow the red markers. Sign clearly states it is over 4 miles at the trailhead. Has a great scenic overlook in the first mile going clockwise. My toddler loved getting to run along the path. Great and easy trail.

5 months ago

fun ride!

8 months ago

The signage is poor and the distance of the trail is confusing. All trails says 1.9 miles bit the actual trail says it is 4+ miles.

Great scout trail for hiking.

hiking
10 months ago

Great trail enjoyed doing it twice

The fall colors were stunning here yesterday!

hiking
Saturday, October 21, 2017

Beautiful trail, although perhaps better for a bike or horse ride. Probably won’t hike it again just due to the sheer amount of times I had to step off the trail to make way for riders.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

If your looking for a great workout then this trail is for you. The full trail is about 14.5 miles in full. There are some good long heart pumping hills before and after melrose road. Besides that it's consistently up and down. There's a scenic trail about 5 miles in that is about .7 miles. Wasn't the most scenic. Towards the end of the trail you'll be right behind six flags and can smell the funnel cakes and hear the roller coasters. Also towards the end of the trail there's a lot more overgrowth you'll go through, so be wear pants bc you'll definetly get a few ticks. I would recommend going to the scenic lookout and back, not much to see after that.

hiking
Tuesday, September 05, 2017

We got misled by some of the signage. Still, it’s a nice walk through the forest.

hiking
Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Left from the trailhead at the Visitors Center and went clockwiser. Had a heck of a time picking up the trail when we hit the Equestrian Center. Wandered around the parking lot a few times, then finally located it. Very nice hike. Was surprised that we had a nice breeze even at the lower parts of the trail. Would like to see it when it is wet.

Monday, September 04, 2017

The distance was a little off I showed 3.1 miles. It was a good hike i would definitely mark it as moderate. Unfortunately all the creek beds were dry.

hiking
Friday, September 01, 2017

Enjoyed a gorgeous day on this trail. The trailhead is just behind the equestrian center and has two parking places adjacently located. The trail is pretty narrow - tough to walk and talk. There are a few confusing areas to locate where the trail picks back up around camping and other equestrian areas. No issues with insects today. Near the end, there were some areas that were pretty overgrown. Enjoyed the moderate elevation climbs but mostly an easy going trail.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

The official Dogwood trail is actually 2.6 miles and is the northern section on the map. It's a decent challenge with a good amount of elevation change, but not too much. Just watch out for the horses***, which I mean literally.

Friday, July 28, 2017

moderate challenge with some nice technical areas. not for beginners. hope you like to uphill. there are plenty of ascents. great strength training.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

I love Greensfelder. My great-great grandfather Charles Evans once owned several hundred acres that is now part of Greensfelder. It's an excellent place to camp and to hunt for rocks in the creek.

hiking
Sunday, July 16, 2017

Nice Park. Trails are generally well maintained. No blazes, but markers located at intersecting trails. Quite a few nice trails in the park to choose from.

hiking
Saturday, July 01, 2017

Not really well marked but a good trail with some cool sites.

hiking
Saturday, July 01, 2017

Eagle Valley Trail, approx 3.5mi. Delightful changes in terrain, elevation, & plants.

Trailhead: When driving from i44, do NOT turn right onto a one-way road as soon as you see a "Welcome to Greensfelder" sign. Just stay on the two-lane & you'll get to the visitor's center & trailhead much faster!

Trail Traffic: Unlike the app's description ("heavily trafficked"), we only saw a handful of other people on a Saturday in July :)

Caution: Look carefully when the Eagle Valley (blue) & Deer Run (yellow) trails unite. We followed a dry downhill tributary and had to double back.

Special treat: wild raspberries! Yum!

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