Greer Spring Trail

MODERATE 37 reviews

Greer Spring Trail is a 1.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Alton, Missouri that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.4 miles
206 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly







wild flowers

Greer Springs trail is a 1.8 mile trail that takes you through old growth forest to the pristeen setting of Greer Springs, the second largest spring in the state of Missouri. The daily flow is 220 million gallons.

6 days ago

An absolutely beautiful spring! The road from south of Alton (160) is quite curvy. The sign to the trail is very small, so don’t miss it! The trail is actually only 1 mile and the elevation change is 450 feet. The spring is clear and peaceful. We saw a bald eagle soaring above the spring today!

3 months ago

nice trail, well maintained did it in November no one but us.The springs at the end were worth the trip, make sure you go down and to your left at the waters edge to see the main outlet of the water, just be careful on the rocks.

3 months ago

This is definitely a must see! This hike is super easy and straightforward. The beautiful blue waters of this spring are worth the walk. I took my 2 year old son with no problem! I actually hiked this one twice in one weekend so I could take my husband to see it.

5 months ago

Gorgeous Place, well worth the drive to it.

7 months ago

Had a great time.

8 months ago

We absolutely loved this trail and the beauty that awaited us at the end was spectacular! We've had a lot of rain in the Ozarks lately and the rushing waters were majestic!

11 months ago

Beautiful trail! Gorgeous scenery! Our family of six loved it!

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

One of my favorite spots to hike. The water is crystal clear and feels amazing after a hot summer day.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

The hike is nice and easy. It is well worth it when you get to the end. The cave is simply amazing and this area has many spots to sit and read a book at the end of the trail (if you don't mind rocks as chairs).

Saturday, May 07, 2016

Location hard to find from North. Well maintained even had 4-5 groups working on trail the day we hiked, All courteous. Nice view worth the hike.

Friday, May 06, 2016

view the end worth the hike

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Beautiful scenery at the springs!

Monday, April 18, 2016

Great trails

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Good place to stretch your legs only two mile in and out

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

I loved it

Friday, January 01, 2016

Anyone visiting the Eleven Point area should consider setting aside an hour or so to make the moderate hike down to Greer Spring. Even in the dead of winter, Greer is one of the most beautiful places in all of the Ozarks. The spring pumps up over 200 million gallons of water per day, making it the second largest in the Ozarks.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

beautiful. Trailhead has lots of trees across trail from ice storm but 1\4 mile in trail is clear and well marked. Winter walk has nice views of holler. Highly recommend this 1 hour walk.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Beautiful and well-built trail!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Loved the place. Beautiful area and much to explore.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Very nice trail. Water is beautiful with lots of pretty rock formations. There is a cave at the mouth of the spring.

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