Green Rock Trail

MODERATE 57 reviews

Green Rock Trail is a 13.2 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Eureka, Missouri that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
13.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1906 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

4 months ago

Great scout trail for hiking.

8 months ago

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

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

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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.

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Sunday, September 04, 2016

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

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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...

hiking
Tuesday, March 22, 2016

I have hiked this trail many times in different seasons. It is a rugged trail with a lot of elevation changes. Can be muddy after rain and slick in winter. Hiking poles recommended in winter and after rains. This is the most difficult trail I have found within 60 miles of St. Louis. Overall it's a moderate trail in difficulty. The return hike is easier and faster than the out ...

hiking
Thursday, March 29, 2012

This trail has been lengthened by approximately 4.5 miles. If you like long walks through the woods, this is a great trail. Non of the hills were overly steep, and were well graded, with plenty of switchbacks. This trail recieves a moderate rating in difficulty as none of the terrain was overly difficult, but the length of this trail makes it more difficult than moderate. This trail would make a great bike ride. GORC was actually there working on the trail when I hiked this.

hiking
Monday, March 26, 2012

THIS IS NOT A BEGINERS TRAIL!!!! I have completed this trail many times with the Boy Scouts and once without them, it is a moderately Difficult trail. lots of hills,(first one is a killer!) but a very nice walk thru the trees(99% wooded) of Rockwoos Range, Greensfelder park(behind Six Flags) and Rockwoods Reservation. There is water at the mid-way point at Greensfelder park,and the trails end, depending on the time of the year. Parks shut the water down in the winter months. You will need to have a couple cars with you when you do this hike! the trail head is at Fox Creek just west of Six Flags on the outer road, There is parking at the midway(Greensfelder Park) if you want to complete a shorter hike, But the Trail ends at Rockwood Reservation Education Center, Lots of parking there. There is also Picnic Areas with restrooms (outside)in Greensfelder and at Rockwoods Reservation. Works great if you have to sit and wait for your cars to shuttle from one to the other.

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