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Dogwood Trail

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One way

2.5 miles

4.0 km

Difficulty

Difficult

Elevation gain

190 ft

58 m

Highest point

942 ft

287 m

Avg grade

3% (2°)

Elevation loss

-210 ft

-64 m

Max grade

13% (7°)

Elevation loss

-210 ft

-64 m

Avg grade

3% (2°)

Lowest point

807 ft

246 m


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Greensfelder Park, MO

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Features

Fall Colors  ·  River/Creek  ·  Wildlife

Overview

This loop trail begins at Dogwood Shelter off of Hencken Road. The trail starts at the top of a ridge then quickly descends to the valley below. The trail climbs then climbs to the top of the ridge as it follows a seasonal creek. The north side of the hills along this trail are covered by numerous large Christmas Ferns.

This trail has some steep climbs and descents, but the wooded, sheltered valley is well worth the climb. The trail crosses a gravel road which leads to the site of the Greensfelders get-away cottage known as the Round House. The site provides a great vista of the surrounding hills. Dogwood Trail also connects with the DeClue Trail.
This loop trail begins at Dogwood Shelter off of Hencken Road. The trail starts at the top of a ridge then quickly descends to the valley below. The trail climbs then climbs to the top of the ridge as it follows a seasonal creek. The north side of the hills along this trail are covered by numerous large Christmas Ferns.

This trail has some steep climbs and descents, but the wooded, sheltered valley is well worth the climb. The trail crosses a gravel road which leads to the site of the Greensfelders get-away cottage known as the Round House. The site provides a great vista of the surrounding hills. Dogwood Trail also connects with the DeClue Trail.

Contacts

Land Manager: St Louis County, MO - Parks and Recreation

Shared by St. Louis County Parks

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Difficulty average from 4 hikers
1-5 of 5 reviews

Kirkwood, MO
Jan 15, 2020
Conditions: Some Mud

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Aug 24, 2019
Conditions: Lots of ticks!
Rated difficulty: Intermediate
Be warned, the ticks are bad right now. Had to bail 0.5 miles in - our dog already had three spots covered with seed ticks.

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Oct 28, 2018
Rated difficulty: Difficult
Do not walk after rain: would be muddy. Loose rocks. Interesting terrain! Great rocks in the run off gully’s. Very pretty in the fall! Great colors.

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Sep 2, 2017
Conditions: Dry
Rated difficulty: Difficult

Chesterfield, MO
Nov 19, 2016
Conditions: Dry

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