Explore the most popular nature trips 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.

Great scout trail for hiking.

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.

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.

hiking
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.

hiking
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.

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!

hiking
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.

hiking
Friday, May 26, 2017

hiking
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.

mountain biking
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

not too hard not too easy

hiking
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.

hiking
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.

hiking
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.

hiking
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!

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Great workout. We did 5 miles in and then back out. Would rate it as difficult rather than moderate due to all the hills.

hiking
Saturday, October 01, 2016

Great trail close to the city. Pretty hike. Moderately challenging. Great for bringing your dog.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

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.

on Green Rock Trail

hiking
Sunday, September 04, 2016

This is a great trail for cardio and working your legs out

hiking
Thursday, May 19, 2016

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.

hiking
Sunday, April 24, 2016

We hiked the Green Rock Trail from the Rockwoods Reservation trail head to Melrose Road and back. The total hike was 6.2 miles with an elevation change of 1093 ft. See the recording in the link. We completed the out and back in a little over 2 hours at a brisk 3 mph pace. The trail is rugged, narrow and very steep in spots. In my opinion, it is the most difficult hike in the St. Louis area. The trail is very lightly traveled. We ran into two other hikers. We also saw more snakes than hikers including a couple of small Ring Necks and a huge 5ft long Timber Rattlesnake. The rattler was on the first hillside trail about 1/4 mile from the Rockwoods trail head. Snakes aside, this was challenging hike and we will do it again. We plan to hike the entire 14.5 miles point to point from Rockwoods Reservation thru Greensfelder (becomes the DeClue Trail) and on to Rockwoods Range. Will post an update after we complete the trip. Link: http://alltrails.com/tracks/greenrock-trail-melrose-out-and-back

hiking
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Failed the trail, between app and map we ended out on the highway after dark and had to walk to town... Car was still 3 miles away. Lucky uber came online.... Missed all the creeks and views due to darkness.... Not sure if we will attempt again...

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