Grant's Trail: Watson Road
Applebee's, Sappington Cemetery
9065 Watson Road, Crestwood, Missouri
This partially-vacant strip mall, formerly home of Sports Authority, is a convenient
parking spot for the northern part of the trail.
Grants Trail crosses Watson immediately
east of the strip mall, and curves directly behind the mall.
The Applebee's restaurant is a great place to grab a meal after your ride.
Historic Sappington Cemetery, established in 1811, is located on Watson road 2/10 of a mile west
(toward Crestwood Plaza) from where the trail crosses Watson.
If you're interested in old cemeteries, you'll also find Father Dickson Cemetery
along the trail.
Trail mile: 6.38
Parking: There is a large lot with plenty
of space. However, this is not an "official" trail parking lot,
so, please be courteous of the businesses and park toward the far
end of the lot. If you really want to show your
appreciation for the parking lot, drop in for a meal at Applebee's.
Trail Access: The trail crosses Watson directly east of this strip
- Watson Road crossing
- Sappington Cemetery
- Grant's Trail
Click here for a mileage grid of the entire trail
From the Trail:
The parking lot is at the northwest corner where the trail
crosses Watson Road.
From the East:
Take I-44 to the Elm Ave exit (exit 280). Go south on Elm to
Watson Road. Go right (east) on Watson. At the
second traffic light, the Applebee's strip mall will be on
the right. The trail is just east of the stoplight.
From the West:
From 270, take the 44 East/Watson exit, and stay right to go
onto Watson. Head east on Watson for about 2.25 miles. Look for the strip mall on the left,
at the bottom of the hill after passing Westfield Crestwood
Mall. The trail is just east of the stoplight.