Greensfelder Park

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.04 out of 5
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Intermediate
20
miles

Singletrack
↑ 3,700 ft
↓ 3,100 ft
891
elevation (ft)

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About this trail
This is a very hilly park, and all of the trails are either going up or down for the entire length, some of it in the shadow of the Six Flags rollercoasters!

If you haven\\\'t been to Greensfelder recently, you\\\'re in for a pleasant surprise. The Dogwood Loop has been almost completely rerouted to lengthen it and bring it up to IMBA standards, as well as adding a number of new features, such as a banked s-turn, and some rocky sections. GORC has also added about 0.5 miles of new trail to DeClue which leaves almost all of the existing trail in place, but bypasses one unmaintainable section. If you like choosing your lines, fast narrow descents, and rocks to test your skills, then you\\\'ll love this new section.

Due to the number of trail features, and its rocky surface, DeClue is considered a fairly technical place to ride. Expect a tough workout, and some sections that may require hike-a-bike (for short runs). Dogwood is fast and flowy, with some rocky spots thrown in to keep you on your toes.

Trail traffic often includes horses, so be careful and courteous when encountering equestrian traffic. Always dismount your bike and go off the downhill side of the trail. But for the most part, this park is underutilized. Make sure and take the bug spray in the summer.

If you want to \\\"taste\\\" Greensfelder before diving in, ride the Dogwood trail first. Depending on how you choose to ride the loops, you can get in rides from 7 to nearly 15 miles. (pasted from GORCTRAILS.COM)
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  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Bunny Hop


May 24, 2017
stlwalnut Bunny Hop  
 
Review: If you haven't experienced the new Beulah section heading back to the shelter from the lookout, you are truly missing out. Technical climb out(CCW), but, oh so fun ridden back down (CW). Lots of challenges and 2 alternate lines in rock garden.

Similar Trail: Declue

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Gramcounter

November 4, 2016
11lance77 Gramcounter  
 
Review: The best in Missouri

Similar Trail: None in Missouri

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Singletrack


August 3, 2015
CFM Singletrack  
 
Review: Rode Dogwood and parts of DeClue, Eagle Valley, Deer Run, and Green Rock. Most trail was fun and rocky. Some parts were overgrown and/or pounded into oblivion by hooves. In all it was a good place to ride and I can't wait to come back and try some other loops.

Similar Trail: Chubb

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Gramcounter

August 16, 2014
kc0aac Gramcounter  
 
Review: Lots of offshoot trails. Good riding!

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July 3, 2014
Guest   
 
Review: Greensfelder is pretty meh, as is every trail in the St. Louis area. Despite plenty of great potential and a relatively wealthy population, the St. Louis area actually doesn't have a single dedicated mountain bike trail. Pretty amazing really. The GORC organization does seem to have become fairly organized over the past few years, the trail systems are relatively well documented which is a sign of a maturing mtn biking community in the area.

Greensfelder has a few shortcomings. The biggest issue is the horses. Mountain bike trails and horses do not mix. The horses are horrible for the trials under the best conditions and most equestrians will happily ride in poor conditions. The horses make "connection" points or popular areas a general mess. Greensfelder isn't really a mountain bike trail, it's a trail that people happen to ride mountain bikes on (as are all trails in the St. Louis area). GORC has done a good job with a few reroutes here and there but there's still a lot of work to do. Goal #1 should be separating the equestrian trails from the mountain bike trails. Goal #2 should be flow, Greensfelder doesn't really have any. For people visiting the area that do a lot of mountain biking, it's important to note that, despite the reviews, Greensfelder is not technical. There's one 10 yard section that could be considered 'black' (~ monkey's head) but everything else is green/blue. 90% of the system would be green.

If I was visiting with limited time, I'd put Greensfelder at #3. I'd visit Castlewood first and Chubb #2. Castlewood is even less technical but has decent flow from time to time. Heading back to Castlewood's Cedar Bluff Loop (through the tunnel) is worth it even though it is typically overgrown and some sections are in desperate need of rerouting. Most of Castlewood hasn't been rerouted since the time of the dinosaurs. Chubb is fun and difficult but a relatively short, down and back style trail. Certainly the most challenging of the 3. If you're looking to lay down miles, Castlewood. If you're looking for technical challenges, Chubb. If you're looking for miles and don't mind horses, Greensfelder.

Similar Trail: Castlewood, Chubb

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Singletrack


June 24, 2013
 
Review: Greensfelder park has fast become my favorite park to ride and is packed full of technical features and rock gardens. and in between everything there is fast buff singletrack. There is going to be a lot of activity in this park for the next few years to re-route some seriously eroded trail that was equestrian only trial into sweet multi use singletrack! We are looking to add many more miles on buff sinlgetrack for the mountain bikers very soon. Keep an eye on this jewel of a park in St. Louis county!

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Singletrack


February 1, 2013
 
Review: Greensfelder is one of the more technical parks to ride around the St. Louis area. There are a lot of rocky climbs and descents. Quite a few areas that beginners will need to hike a bike and lots of fun rolling hills that this part of Missouri is known for. It is a fun park to ride even as a novice there are good challenges with more than enough space between to keep you from getting frustrated. This was the second park I ever rode and had a blast. You can really pound out the miles here too. Pretty easy to get 20 in one day.

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Granny Gear

August 10, 2012
MTB_Mike Granny Gear  
 
Review: This is a wonderful trail system with three good loops to ride. My favorites were Dogwood (2.6 miles) and DeClue (6.7 miles) Good flowing sections with some nice steady climbs and fun descents. Fun, challenging technical sections mixed in to add to the fun. I avoided the Eagle Valley loop due to all the horseback riders.

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Gramcounter

January 4, 2011
Siberian Gramcounter  
 
Review: Declue and Dogwood trails have been updated in big ways the past couple of years by GORC and if you haven't been there in a while it is definitely worth checking out. Declue especially can be described as epic with many reroutes and improvements. I would rate Declue as one of the best 8 miles of singletrack trail in the St. Louis area now. Dogwood is also very good now. I would rate both trails as more difficult because there are a lot of short but challenging technical sections on both trails. Mostly they are just flowing singletrack though.

Similar Trail: Chubb. Roller coaster at Castlewood.

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Bunny Hop

September 20, 2009
 
Review: The Dogwood and Declue loops are the only ones intended for bike use as of this post. Other loops will allow bike use but they are not designed for bikes in the least. The two trails open here add up to almost 8 miles of singletrack that flows yet is technically challenging. If you are in shape and able to handle this trail it is very fun as it can be taken at higher speeds provided you can handle the obstacles. Less experienced riders may have trouble handling the rock gardens or climbs but all in all the trail that has been utilized for biking is cut very well and a joy to ride.

Similar Trail: Chubb trail Klondike Park

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Greensfelder Park MTB Trail 4.04 out of 5 based on 13 ratings. 13 user reviews.
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