8.5 miles
Distance
732 ft
Climb
-739 ft
Descent
890 ft
High Point

UFD and GORC team up each year to host the Greensfelder Challenge. This is GORC's big fundraiser of the year to keep the club in the black and the trail building days moving forward. As always, bring your wallet AND we can process credit cards now.

Terrain Magazine is our new title sponsor for this event. Terrain is a locally owned and operated magazine that focuses on outdoor fitness, adventure and discovery in St. Louis and the surrounding area. Terrain’s editorial package includes top destinations and locations, personality and business profiles, education and tips, gear and accessories, sports nutrition and medicine, and fitness news and events.

How about the trail, you ask? It's a challenging and semi-technical course that includes a lot of climbing and descending. It is also our biggest single fundraising event and helps keep us operating in the black year after year. GORC volunteers will be manning the super-awesome BBQ pit prepping the legendary RippelQ BBQ, selling GORC merchandise, course marshaling and helping out wherever needed. UFD will be handling the race registration, check-in, operations and scoring.

Greensfelder is one of Missouri’s hidden treasure. Tucked in the hills in West St. Louis County, Greensfelder offers something for all levels. It is some of the most fun and challenging singletrack in the region. GORC has continued to improve on this excellence by donating incredible volunteer hours to this trail as well as many others in the area. It is time to give back DRJ Racing has teamed up with GORC and we are donating 100% of the profits to show our appreciation. So come join us in racing some of the sweetest single track around and feel good about doing so knowing your entry fees will be going to a great organization!

There will be BBQ, beer and merchandise available for a cash donation.

Detailed Description
2017 Greensfelder Challenge is a 9 mile expert race route located near Wildwood Missouri. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 6 trails. This route climbs 732 ft with a max elevation of 890 ft then descends -739 ft.
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6 Reviews & Comments

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E1z9bU (Aug 27, 2022 at 10:32)
Trail DeClue
More like 850’-900’ elevation gain for the whole loop. Trailforks is always way off for climbing estimates
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E1z9bU (Aug 27, 2022 at 10:06)
Trail DeClue
Great flowy single track with big techy sections scattered through-out. It’s rides well in either direction. There is a technical downhill rock gardan (more like boulders) that is located around the 3.8mi mark on Trailforks. It’s not too steep, but very challenging, chunky, with no real smooth lines. Other sections are fast and flowy with roots and rocks scattering the trail. Missouri single track at its finest.
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Goose314 (May 3, 2020 at 21:49)
Trail Eagle Valley
Open and in good condition. More hikers to watch out for than other trails in this park.
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Goose314 (May 3, 2020 at 21:48)
Trail Beulah
Open and great condition except for lots of horse poop.
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slabhardcheese (Dec 10, 2017 at 21:41)
Trail Beulah
First time I'd ever ridden a berm that entered uphill from both directions!
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teeraysee (Sep 3, 2017 at 10:55)
Trail Fossil Ridge
Signed as Fossil Ridge
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Trails in Route

DeClue4 miles
Old DeClue1,401 ft
Fossil Ridge1 mile
Beulah2 miles
Old Beulah2,621 ft
Eagle Valley3,606 ft

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  • Race Course
  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • AKA
    Greensfelder Challenge
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    80
More Stats for 2017 Greensfelder Challenge mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    655 ft
  • Altitude start
    889 ft
  • Altitude end
    883 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -21.7%
  • Grade min
    21.5%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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DeClue
Oct 9, 2022 @ 2:25am
Oct 9, 2022
Beulah
Jul 10, 2022 @ 2:41pm
Jul 10, 2022
Hero dirt, running great
Fossil Ridge
Apr 10, 2022 @ 10:09am
Apr 10, 2022
Eagle Valley
Mar 29, 2022 @ 4:16pm
Mar 29, 2022
Old DeClue
Apr 4, 2021 @ 8:11am
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