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.

11 days 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.

17 days ago

fun ride!

3 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.

5 months ago

Great trail enjoyed doing it twice

The fall colors were stunning here yesterday!

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.

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.

8 months ago

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

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.

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.

8 months ago

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.

9 months ago

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.

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

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.

10 months ago

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.

10 months ago

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

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!

11 months ago

My bf and I use this trail to train for bigger hikes. (currently training for half dome in yosemite) its just long, the trail is more like 14.5, maybe more..it took us 9 hours but thats the most i ever gone. start very early!!! my knee started to hurt towards the end. hiking poles are for sure needed especially after rain.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Saturday, May 06, 2017

Hiked just the Rockwoods Range section and it was a wonderful hike - signage could be better but overall I would recommend this hike.

Friday, May 05, 2017

got lost multiple times. trail is mixed old and new and the red map in AllTrails is incorrect.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

This trail is now 4.1 miles long - (see picture I posted) - it starts at the shelter and ends on the road that you can take to the overlook - I enjoyed the trail and found it to be well marked and moderate in difficulty

mountain biking
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

not too hard not too easy

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

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.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Did the Joseph Declue Trail today - nice fairly easy hike - had some hilly areas but not a lot - watch for horses on the trail and what they leave behind. Also had lots of bike riders on this trail. Signage could be improved especially where trails overlap. I would do this trail again

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Great hike. be sure to allow enough time, we took 6.5 hours at fairly good speed.

Monday, January 30, 2017

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.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

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.

trail running
Sunday, January 08, 2017

This trail was excellently marked! For a trail running newbie, I'm thankful!

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