Gravois Greenway: Grant's Trail

Gravois Greenway (Grant's Trail): River des Peres Greenway to Holmes & Leffingwell


The Gravois Greenway (Grant’s Trail) meanders through seven municipalities and connects several parks, schools, neighborhoods, libraries, historic sites and athletic facilities. It currently extends from a trailhead at Holmes and Leffingwell avenues in Kirkwood to the River des Peres Greenway (just east of Interstate Highway 55 at River City Blvd.) in the city of St. Louis. Runners, walkers and cyclists of all ages can be found year-round enjoying this ribbon of green space linking south St. Louis County and the City of St. Louis.

Keep in mind that this greenway welcomes a lot of people –especially on a warm and sunny day. Be sure to think of other visitors when running, riding a bike or walking your dog. Keep to the right and announce your presence when passing others. Slow down, be courteous and share the greenway so everyone can enjoy the fresh air!

This greenway has a long history and many champions – check out more information on Trailnet’s website.

Click here to download a printable Greenway Adventure Guide for the Gravois Greenway (Grant’s Trail): River des Peres Greenway to Holmes & Leffingwell.

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Getting Here

The trailhead at Holmes and Leffingwell is near the intersection of Big Bend Boulevard and Highway 44. The Mysun Charitable Foundation trailhead at Orlando’s is near Highway 55 and Union Road. If you live nearby, there are several ways to walk to this greenway. The recently completed 1.6 mile extension between Hoffmeister and River City Blvd. has two neighborhood connections. You can access the greenway on foot or bike (no parking) via a ramp at Bayless and Tesson Street.

Each greenway is managed in cooperation with different municipalities and parks departments, who set the rules for greenway use, parking and hours of operation. Greenways often span multiple municipalities, so please be aware that these rules can change as you travel along the trail. Please be sure to follow all posted rules and regulations while you are living life outside!

Click one of the buttons below to plan your route with Google Maps.

This trail is easily accessible via Bike St. Louis in Kirkwood on Holmes Avenue.

You can access this greenway from buses #58X and #56 on Big Bend Blvd. You can also ride the #21 bus to Watson Road, #110 to Gravois Road, #46 to Tesson Ferry Road or #17 to Union and Green Park.

This trail is accessible from the Shrewsbury MetroLink Station via the MO 21 Watson MetroBus. Exit at Crestwood Applebee’s. You can also take the River des Peres Greenway from the Shrewsbury MetroLink to connect to the greenway.

There are several designated parking lots for this trail. Be sure to park only in these designated parking lots. See directions above.

Things To Do

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Trail Info

11.47 Miles

This greenway includes an 11.5-mile paved trail that is mostly flat and sunny. There are also some shady spots near Orlando Gardens as well as through Blake C. Snyder Memorial Park (formerly Clydesdale Park). There is a boardwalk and restored wetland at Hoffmeister along with a recycling hub adjacent to the Republic Services Recycling Facility on Bayless. You can drop your paper, glass or plastic directly into the recycling stream!
If you walk or ride your bike to Grant’s Farm, you’ll avoid the traffic and won’t have to pay to park! There are bike racks on the south side of Grant’s Farm parking lot, directly off the trail.