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Grotpeter Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.3 (33)

A great trail for all levels of riders to enjoy.


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Map Key

2.9

Miles

4.7

KM

Singletrack

616' 188 m

High

420' 128 m

Low

295' 90 m

Up

297' 91 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Allowed

Description

There is something for everyone on Grotpeter trail. This is the heart of Castlewood State Park. This trail is fun for intermediate and advanced riders and has plenty to challenge beginners! From the start of the trail, there's a short melow climb into a nice swithchback into a steeper climb that will get you working.

From the top of the climb to Ries Rd there is nothing but good flow and hard pack to think about. After crossing Ries is where the beginners will be challenged and the more advanced riders will have some fun with a steep rooted downhill into a rutted climb up to the top of "Cardiac Hill!"

Take it easy down Cardiac Hill. The straight descent route down the hill is now taped off and closed, so now the route down is the switchback heavy route called 'Justin's trail' in this app. Cross Keifer Creek Rd and you'll have a nice ride back to the start along the banks of Keifer Creek. Keep an eye out for local wildlife on this section as they come up for a drink of water.

Please note that the direction of travel for this trail is a suggestion not a rule, and many riders may be cycling in the opposite direction.

Contacts

Shared By:

Brian Barton with improvements by Mike Oehler

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 33 votes

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  4.3 from 33 votes
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Photos

Bend in Grotpeter Trail take from my GoPro while taking a rest off to the side
Jul 7, 2016 near Ballwin, MO
Rocky creek crossing to transition from Grotpeter to Lone Wolf.
Nov 22, 2017 near Ballwin, MO

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Nov 19, 2021
Darien Ellis
Tough (not in the good sense) climbs with some questionable traction
Oct 17, 2021
Jeramie Talley
Rough day
Sep 26, 2021
James Unterreiner
May 12, 2021
David Gengler
Mar 5, 2021
Aaron Hanson
Bit muddy in a couple of parts but other than that: great conditions. 4.3mi
Jul 27, 2020
Joshua King
6.6mi — 1h 14m
Jun 26, 2020
Ben Hobson
2.9mi — 4h 00m
May 12, 2020
Aaron Sestrich