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.
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.
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!
Good hike - lots of side trails you can take to add to your hike to make it longer if desired
Nice trail...got off course and found myself on the Roller Coaster trail which made a 2.7 mile hike a 4 mile hike. Some good hills, single track, packed dirt and rocks, lots of roots.