Grotpeter Trail

MODERATE 43 reviews
#3 of 4 trails in

Grotpeter Trail is a 2.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Saint Louis, Missouri that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
324 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

Varied routes and the challenging terrain with numerous elevation changes make this a popular trail with all users. In addition to the main trail, five white connector trails, totaling 2.6 miles, are available to enhance, shorten or lengthen the users experience. From the trailhead, east of the park office, the trail crosses Kiefer Creek Road before climbing up and over a hillside. The trail then winds up another hill to the top of a long ridge. White connector trails 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 can be used to bypass steep sections of the trail. After reaching the pinnacle, the perimeter trail follows the crest of the ridge before starting a long downhill back into the Kiefer Creek valley and back to the trailhead.

18 days ago

hiking
19 days ago

walking
26 days ago

Nice dog walk with hills to keep it interesting and provide a bit of a work out. Got up close to deer who just stood and watched us walk by. Main complaints: no views and lots of mosquitos on a day after storms, so bring your bug spray.

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

2 months ago

trail running
2 months ago

trail running
2 months ago

Nice trail for running, hiking, and biking. Plenty of options to increase your mileage or cut it short.

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

Very nice, I do feel as though Castlewood in general is just too crowded for my taste at all times of the year and it sometimes takes away the experience for me.

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

3 months ago

trail running
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Gave this one a 3 because the other trails there are better! This one had a pretty steep incline so it was a decent workout but not much to see!

4 months ago

4 months ago

4 months ago