Grotpeter Trail

MODERATE 55 reviews
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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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
324 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

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.

hiking
9 days ago

hiking
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10 days ago

love the roller coaster section

13 days ago

hiking
14 days ago

mountain biking
15 days ago

hiking
21 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

trail running
1 month ago

Nice trail

1 month ago

it's nice but not nearly as nice as Castlewood's other trails

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

walking
2 months 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.

3 months ago

hiking
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hiking
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3 months ago

trail running
4 months ago

trail running
4 months ago

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