Gravois Greenway (Grant's Trail)

Orlando Gardens to Holmes & Leffingwell

The Gravois Creek Greenway meanders through six municipalities and connects several parks, schools, neighborhoods, libraries, historic sites and athletic facilities. Grant’s Trail – the centerpiece of the greenway – is a popular paved trail that that extends from a trailhead at Holmes and Leffingwell avenues in Kirkwood to Orlando Gardens. Runners, walkers and cyclists of all ages can be found year-round enjoying this ribbon of green space in the middle of south St. Louis County.

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bike racks

Getting Here

The trailhead at Holmes and Leffingwell is near the intersection of Big Bend Boulevard and Highway 44. The trailhead at Orlando Gardens is near Highway 55 and Union Road. If you live nearby, there are several ways to walk to this greenway.

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 get to this greenway on bus #58x  on Big Bend Boulevard. You can also ride the #21 bus to Watson Road or bus #110 to Gravois Ave.

This trail is accessible from the Shrewsbury MetroLink Station via the MO 21 Watson MetroBus. Exit at Crestwood Applebee’s.

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

explore history

Trail Info

10 Miles

This greenway includes an 8-mile paved trail is mostly flat and sunny and connects with another 2 miles of park trails. There are also some shady spots near Orlando Gardens as well as through the Bottom Land trail along Gravois Creek in Blake C. Snyder Memorial Park (formerly Clydesdale Park).

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.


Events & Programs

Gravois Greenway Nature Tour

July 20th 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm