Gravois Greenway: Grant’s Trail

The Gravois Greenway is a 10-mile greenway that stretches through a densely populated area, from Holmes and Leffingwell avenues in Kirkwood to the Lodge at Grant’s Trail and Orlando’s Event Center near Union Road and I-55 in South St. Louis County. Grant’s Trail – the centerpiece of the greenway – is a popular paved trail that runs along Gravois Creek through six municipalities and connects several parks, schools, neighborhoods, libraries, historic sites and athletic facilities in the greenway. Runners, walkers and cyclists of all ages can be found enjoying this ribbon of green space in the middle of South St. Louis County year-round.

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Latitude: 38.572656 Longitude: -90.391675 Elevation: 604 ft

Recreational Opportunities

The greenway is relatively flat, making it a great path for beginning cyclists or children who are learning to ride a bike. The trail offers direct access to the Historic Sappington House complex, Grant’s Farm, the Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site, the Affton Athletic complex and Clydesdale Park. 

Grant’s Farm is open from May until October daily during the summer. Admission is free, and those using Grant’s Trail to access the popular attraction don’t have to worry about paying for parking. Children can play at Backstoppers Park near the Holmes Street trailhead and in Whitecliff Park in Crestwood, or on the playground at Clydesdale Park.

The Barn Restaurant at Sappington House, Applebee’s, Crestwood Elementary School, Cor Jesu Academy, Friar Tucks, the Oak Bend Library, Crestwood’s Whitecliff Park and Grant’s Cabin Bed & Breakfast can all be found along the greenway. 

Seasons Accessible

The Gravois Greenway is open year-round. Please note that the trail is not plowed of snow or ice.


There are no fees to visit the greenway.

Accessibility Notes

The trail is mostly flat and accessible to wheelchairs.  

Parking is available at several locations, and there are restrooms and water fountains available directly on the trail.

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets are welcome but must be kept on a leash.

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