Grant’s Trail

We were up and gone early. This trail honors Ulysses S Grant and passes by his farm and the Anheuser-Busch Clydesdale pastures. We started at the west end.

Quite a few street crossings but all were well-marked and had signals or stop signs.

The Clydesdale pastures – I think they were still sleeping in the barn.

At the bridge, we crossed over the River Des Peres (a drainage channel into the Mississippi River) where Grant’s Trail ended but …

also intersected with another trail – the River Des Peres Greenway. The long-term goal is a 600-mile network of interconnected trails throughout the St Louis area. Great idea! This was our turn-around point.

Grant’s Farm was about 3 miles from the end of our ride. I decided I could ride 3 miles back to the car no matter how hot or humid it was, so we stopped here for about an hour and toured the house and grounds (next blog post). Across the road was Grant’s Farm – Home of the Budweiser Clydesdales. By the time we left, the parking lot was full and tour groups could be spotted. I stopped at the only window of opportunity to take this:

A very good ride. 20 miles round trip. Next stop: Starbucks.

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