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Bealuh Loop Trail

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An short loop on the east side of Greensfelder County Park.


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Map Key

2.0

Miles

3.2

KM

86%

Runnable

925' 282 m

High

658' 200 m

Low

378' 115 m

Up

373' 114 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

28%

Max Grade (16°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Wildlife

Description

The Beulah Trail is a 2.1-mile loop trail, located in one of the more remote portions of Greensfelder Park. The naturally surfaced trail is named for a famous mule. Some visitors may wish that they had had one, especially when puffing up the last hill.

The trail starts near the Beulah Shelter at the top of a ridge. Regardless of which leg of the loop trail you choose, the first portion of the trail will follow that same ridge heading toward the east. The entire trail meanders through the woods, providing shade during the summer months.

Once you begin the descent, the trail begins to deteriorate. Instead of one clear trail down, the path is divided, with many users creating social trails around wet or soft trail. Both descents are steep. Regardless of which leg of the trail you start on, it will be a steep climb out of the valley and back to the top of the ridge. For the duration of the trail you'll be heavily shaded by the deep forest. Keep an eye open for the wild blueberries that frequent some of the dryer areas during the middle of summer. The trail is one of the favorite equestrian trails and is well used by a variety of visitors. There are no modern facilities or water at Beulah Shelter.

Beulah (the mule for whom the trail is named after) was foaled in either 1963 or 1957 and was purchased by Ed Bright in 1967. In 1971 Beulah won the title of the Worlds Champion Riding Mule and the National Show of the American Donkey and Mule Society. Ed and Beulah made 3 wagon train trips for the Bicentennial celebration in 1976. In 1972 Mr. Bright donated money to construct the shelter in honor of his mule. Ed Bright passed away in 1979 and donated Beulah to the Parks Department. Beulah spent the rest of her life at the Suson Park Farm. Beulah died in 1998 somewhere between 41 and 35 years of age.

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St. Louis County Parks

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View from along the Beulah Trail at Greensfelder County Park.
Dec 9, 2015 near Wildwood, MO
View of the Beulah Shelter at the Beulah Trail trailhead.
Dec 9, 2015 near Wildwood, MO

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