St. Louis: Grant's Trail

Introduce the kids to mass transit, then hike to President Grant's Farm (zebras, horses) on this gentle 6.4-miler.

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Mapped by Bill Yearout

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 5.2



Location: 38.5235595703125, -90.3188705444336

Follow Grant’s Trail, an old RR bed, as it heads NW from Union Rd.


Location: 38.5251197814941, -90.3199234008789

Walk past small parking area on L, then continue NW on trail bordered by open fields on R and woods on L


Location: 38.5296287536621, -90.3245086669922

Trail winds W and passes under the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway overpass


Location: 38.5304985046387, -90.33056640625

Continue straight @ 3-way, heading W; paved trails on L lead through shady woods to the banks of Gravois Creek


Location: 38.5333709716797, -90.3392868041992

Stay straight on Grant’s Trail @ 4-way; pass Clydesdale County Park on L


Location: 38.5425682067871, -90.3452377319336

Trail parallels baseball fields as it winds NW


Location: 38.5470390319824, -90.3475036621094

Cross Gravois Rd.; pick up trail on other side of road


Location: 38.5509300231934, -90.3527069091797

Turn L @ 4-way into Grant’s Farm, where you’ll find zebras and cows. Return to WPT 8; turn L. Optional: Straight @ 4-way to visit White Haven, the house where President Grant lived before the Civil War


Location: 38.5514488220215, -90.3534164428711

Continue straight past expansive parking lot


Location: 38.5529098510742, -90.3557434082031

See the century-old home of the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales; retrace route