Grindstone Creek Trail
Map & Address 2011 Old Highway 63 S
Trail Miles: 1.75 miles, concrete
parking, restrooms, bicycle repair station
Trailheads & Connectors
This 1.75-mile concrete trail routes from Grindstone Nature Area east under Old 63 through Waters-Moss Memorial Wildlife Area and generally follows Grindstone Creek to the confluence of the north and south forks, and then angles north to McGuire Blvd. At Grindstone Nature Area, it connects to the Hinkson Creek Trail, which makes up part of the southern and eastern portions of the proposed 30-mile trail loop around the city.
Grindstone Creek Trail connects an estimated 3,000 workers in the industrial area off of McGuire Blvd. and 5,000 surrounding residents to the Columbia Trail System. The surrounding creek and rock bluff scenery make Grindstone Creek Trail one of the loveliest routes in the trail system.
Future plans (unfunded at this time) include the development of the proposed north fork of the Grindstone Creek Trail that will route north all the way to Battle High School, providing a connection for the school to the Columbia Trail System. (See the 2013 Trails Plan)
Grindstone Creek Trail Memorial-Heritage Benches
Sites are available along the Grindstone Creek Trail for adoption. Click on the links below for a map of the bench locations and for program information (cost, plaque information, sample photos, order form, etc). The chart below shows which benches are available for adoption.