Grotpeter Trail

MODERATE 65 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.

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hiking
21 days ago

A moderately rugged trail loop. Longer than the trail is marked or mapped on All trails. A loop hike through hilly forest area. A brief section near the parking with a pretty creek. Lots of deer. A very busy trail with lots of hikers, backpackers, runners, dog walkers, bikers and signs of equestrians.

hiking
26 days ago

hiking
27 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Good trail well marked. The full length of the trail was about 4 miles long with some nice streams along the way. I will hike it again.

mountain biking
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mountain biking
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2 months ago

love the roller coaster section

2 months ago

hiking
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mountain biking
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hiking
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hiking
3 months ago

trail running
3 months ago

Nice trail

3 months ago

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