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Grotpeter Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.3 (26)

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

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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.

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Shared By:

Brian Barton

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 26 votes

#441

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  4.3 from 26 votes
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#3

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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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Jul 27, 2020
Joshua King
6.6mi — 1h 14m
Jun 26, 2020
Ben Hobson
2.9mi — 4h 00m
May 12, 2020
Aaron Sestrich
Nov 10, 2019
Dustin Schrieber
2.3mi
Sep 24, 2019
Dustin Schrieber
5.8mi
Sep 12, 2019
Dustin Kyle
Jun 30, 2019
Cameron Perry
2.9mi
Sep 18, 2018
Steve Peyton
11mi