Eagle Valley Loop Trail

MODERATE 75 reviews

Eagle Valley Loop Trail is a 3.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Eureka, Missouri that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
367 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wildlife

blowdown

rocky

hiking
8 days ago

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

7 months ago

The fall colors were stunning here yesterday!

hiking
9 months ago

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.

9 months ago

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
9 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.

10 months ago

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

10 months ago

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
11 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.

hiking
11 months ago

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!

mountain biking
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

not too hard not too easy

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

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.

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

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.

hiking
Saturday, February 20, 2016

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!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Great trails. Easy to navigate. Can't get lost.

hiking
Sunday, November 08, 2015

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)

hiking
Monday, August 31, 2015

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!

hiking
Saturday, August 22, 2015

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

Thursday, January 08, 2015

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.

hiking
Sunday, July 06, 2014

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.

hiking
Saturday, March 29, 2014

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.

hiking
Sunday, September 22, 2013

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.

hiking
Monday, July 22, 2013

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.

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