Mustang Trail, Greensfelder Park

Distance: 1.7 miles round trip
Location: Wildwood, Missouri
Date: June 30, 2013

The trail along the small stream in the valley

The Mustang Trail is a 1.7-mile loop trail in Greensfelder Park, western St. Louis County, Missouri. The sign at the trailhead says it is a 1.3-mile loop, but my GPS says it was 1.7 miles.

I hiked the trail counterclockwise, and almost immediately the trail descended into the valley below. After about a half mile in the valley the trail then ascended to a ridge, where is mostly stays (with the exception of two smaller valleys) until it returns to the trailhead. The western half of the loop also closely follows Allenton-Six Flags Road for a while. The ascents and descents along the trail waste no time, going straight up and down the hills, unlike some other trails in the park that have been tailored for mountain biking.

A pool in the stream

This trail is primarily used by horses, so anywhere there is some moisture the trail has been completely torn up by the horses. There was nothing unique about this trail, and I probably won't hike it again, partly because of the horse mess.

See my track on AllTrails for more info.

Rocks along the ascent out of the valley

The trail as it climbs out of the valley

A small side stream

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