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Grotpeter Trail

 4.2 (19)

2.9 Miles 4.7 Kilometers


Singletrack

295' 90 m

Ascent

-297' -91 m

Descent

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

616' 188 m

High

420' 128 m

Low

Shared By Brian Barton

Conditions


All Clear 2 days ago
Dry History

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A great trail for all levels of riders to enjoy.

Brian Barton

Dogs Unknown

Features eMTB 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, it is a steep straight descent on large jagged rocks, if you go down here you'll know it! 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.

Contacts

Local Club: Gateway Off-Road Cyclists

Land Manager: Missouri State Parks Department

Aug 17, 2018: Drought 2018

May 24, 2018: Check Beach Status

May 4, 2018: Veteran Recruitment

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Sep 18, 2018
Steve Peyton
11mi
Jun 11, 2018
Samuel Dolby
3h 00m
May 1, 2018
Robert Clark
Apr 30, 2018
Samuel Dolby
Feb 10, 2018
Christian Young
Dec 22, 2017
Bradley Murdick
Nov 24, 2017
Michael McGarry
6.9mi
Nov 19, 2017
Rie Sasaki

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  4.3 from 18 votes

#634

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#9

in Missouri

#634

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2,006 Since Jul 30, 2013
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11/27/17 conditions: dry with leaves on trail throughout. quite a few walkers on the trail today. rewarding track conditions. Nov 27, 2017

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