Greensfelder - Trail, Eureka, Missouri

Greensfelder - Trail, Eureka, Missouri

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[Mar 05, 2012]
Tim
Cross Country Rider

Ran this from the Rockwoods Range end, North to Rockwoods reserve. The trail is very hilly at both ends, with the hills even steeper at the Northern end. With the recent re-route the total length is about 14-15 miles. Fastest part of the trail is in Greensfelder where it follows the contours. Very rocky in places and one part to the North of Greensfelder where it might be easy to lose the trail (several trails and a logging road converge) so take a map and compass.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
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5
[Jun 22, 2011]
Borders
Weekend Warrior

Lots of climbing, fast single track, rocky technical sections, & fun. Take plenty of water and a spare tube on Declue. Probably my favorite place to ride in the St. Louis area.

Someone's been taking good care of these trails even with the equestrian traffic.

Probably not a good trail for beginners.

Customer Service

Dogwood is 2.6mile loop which I have only ridden CCW. Declue is 6.7 mile loop which I've ridden both CCW and CW but I like to ride CW best.

If it's your first time to Greensfelder I'd suggest cutting your teeth on the Dogwood loop first.

Similar Products Used:

Chubb, Castlewood

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
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4
[Dec 28, 2010]
rhythmtech
Weekend Warrior

This trail is laden with smaller rock obstacles that are most satisfyingly tackled quickly. Many of the climbs are some of the most fun in the area, generally consisting of switchbacks up slopes that belie their steepness. There is a lot of pedaling whether descending or ascending and it can be tricky to judge remaining stamina needed to since the faster you go the more fun it is and it is easy to get caught up pushing at a fast pace alone or otherwise.

Customer Service

Dogwood loop to DeClue to Green Rock trail

Similar Products Used:

Chubb and Castlewood

OVERALL
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4
VALUE
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3
[Aug 10, 2010]
Deserteagle99uzi
Cross Country Rider

This trail has been rehabbed a LOT in the last couple of years by GORC. Try as they might the local equestrian community hasn't been able to screw up and destroy the new singletrack faster than GORC volunteers can get out and reroute/rebuild it. Because of this DeClue and Dogwood have both drastically improved making for what is now probably the best singletrack in the STL area.

Customer Service

Declue Clockwise although counter isn't worse per say, just harder. Dogwood CCW is what I prefer but once again not imperative.

Similar Products Used:

Creve Coer Park
The Chubb

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
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4
[Nov 25, 2007]
HOG farmer
Weekend Warrior

Brought the singlespeed with me for a family Thanksgiving trip to St. Louis. Me and the b-in-law checked this trail out. My first impression as we drove into the park that it definitely was not flat. Only saw one other rider the whole time we were there. The fall leaves were out in force covering the trail to the point where you really had to be careful. Some very good climbs, good downs, and in some areas great rocky/tech singletrack. I will definitely go back, and I will prolly leave the single at home. Suspension with some gears would match this trail better.

Customer Service

Rode Declue, Dogwood, and Greenrock. Declue was my fave.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jun 19, 2006]
jeriCurl
Cross Country Rider

The trail surface is very rocky. This is a very hilly park, and all of the trails are either going up or down for the entire length. There’s some great IMBA-standard trail on the DeClue and Dogwood loops that offers great riding, some of it in the shadow of the Six Flags rollercoasters! Due to the volume of rocky trail features this is a fairly technical place to ride. Expect a tough workout, and some sections that may require hike-a-bike (for short runs), if your skills are not up to snuff. Trail traffic often includes horses, so be careful and courteous when encountering equestrian traffic, but for the most part, this park is somewhat under-utilized and thus represents a great place to ride.

The DeClue Loop is technical and the Dogwood Loop is fast and flowy. The Dogwood Loop has been almost completely rerouted by GORC to lengthen it and bring it up to IMBA standards to prevent erosion and equestrian traffic issues. The DeClue loop is rocky and technical. If you want to "taste" Greensfelder before diving in, ride the Dogwood trail first. Total mileage for both loops is between 9-11 miles depening on the route taken.

For more information and a detailed map go to:

http://www.gorctrails.com/trails/mgreensfelder.asp

Similar Products Used:

Technical trails: Chubb, Klondike
Fast & Fun: Lost Valley, Matson, Castlewood, Quail Ridge
Epic: Berryman, Council Bluff

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Nov 19, 2005]
savazeto
Weekend Warrior

Today (11 - 19 - 2005), I rode this trail system for the first time in about 2 years. I must say I was very happy that I decided to return. They (G.O.R.C. I think?) have done a wonderful job on this trail system since I last rode it. It has a good variety of terrain. Mostly single track. A few slightly challenging technical sections but they are just short stretches, and are over before you remind yourself to loosen your death grip on the bars. Plenty of quick downs with some swift banked turns. And a few fairly long downs as well that where fairly smooth. The trail was totally covered with fall leaves today so not being familliar with the trail at all and not knowing for sure what I was about to hit lurking under the heavy leaves I couldnt go as fast as the long downs had the potential for but surprisingly along with many rocky sections there where a lot of very long smooth downhill switchback sections. ( I kept waiting for one of those big wall faced rocks or deep roots hiding under the soft leaves to teach me little more about the impacts on dirt vs. trees but where it smothed out it pretty much was all smooth)Next time I wont hold back. Of course what goes down must come up. Some moderate to long climbs but none that really make your lungs scream, a few spots with large & loose rock but like I said just short sections of it. To me 98% ridable (keeping in mind that I am just a weekend warrior). Over all a great ride. Didnt get a chance to ride all the trails. Looked like a great place to spend the entire day, plenty of parking , picnic tables, pavilions, I think I saw BBQ pits and kids monkey bars/swings. A lot of horses around the parking lots and other non mtb trails but we only passed 2 pair on the mt bike trails we were on. and if it matters to you not too much horse crap on the trails. The park is located at Allenton and Hencken Roads (behind Six Flags)

Customer Service

We rode a trail called the "Declue" . It was marked with orange markers with a picture of a tree. Think it was about a 5-6 mile loop. Then we rode the "Dogwood" trail , marked with brown markers with a picture of a dogwood flower ( I think that is what it was) It too was a loop but about 2.5 miles long. There is at least one more mt bike trail there, not sure what it is calledthink its 2-3 miles long. Seemed to be a few other non mt bike trails as well. I hope that someone else will write a review on this trail system to give all the correct names and distances. I felt I had to write an updated review on this trail system after noticing that no one has reviewed it in a couple of years. It has improved soooo much with lots to offer.

Similar Products Used:

The Chubb trail (West Tyson trail Head) is just down the hwy a few exits. And in my opinion is about the best St. Louis area has to offer. Other great trails around- Castlewood, Lost Vally, Matson, Klondike.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Feb 10, 2000]
clayton clark

a pile of excrement.... literally. equestrians own this land.

Customer Service

none.

Similar Products Used:

chubb. most definatly. it is 10 from greensfelder.

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1
VALUE
RATING
[Jul 27, 2000]
Barry

I echo the comments below. This place sucks. The trail surface is so wrecked by horse-hooves, and the horse sh*t is so pervasive, that you'll quickly find yourself searching for a bail-out back to your car.

I recall only one redeeming feature -- a long, winding uphill which ended at some kind of water or utility tower ... but I sure wouldn't return just for that.

Customer Service

Don't even bother.

Similar Products Used:

Chubb, Cliff Cave, Lewis & Clark etc.

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1
VALUE
RATING
[Sep 14, 2000]
NICOLE

I CAN'T SEE WHY THEY HAVE HORSE AND BIKE TRAILS MIXED. THE HORSES SUCK. THE TRAIL IS IN VERY BAD SHAPE THOUSANDS OF SPIDERS AND WEBS, AND IF ANY OF YOU HORSE RIDERS ARE READING THIS STAY OUT OF CASTLEWOOD!! OR BETTER YET, STAY OF DESIGNATED BIKE TRAILS!! RUIN YOUR OWN TRAILS NOT OURS!

Customer Service

DONT GO THERE!!

Similar Products Used:

CHUBBS, CASTLEWOOD, CLIFF CAVE

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1
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