Grass Path

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Grass Path
Grass Path JE2 BE2.png
Renewable

Yes‌[BE only]
No‌[JE only]

Stackable

Yes (64)

Tool

Blast resistance

0.65

Hardness

0.65

Luminant

No

Transparent

BE: Partial (allows light to pass through)
JE: No

Flammable

No

Catches fire from lava

No

Grass paths (or dirt paths[upcoming: JE 1.17 & BE 1.16.200]), are decorative blocks.

Obtaining[edit]

In Bedrock Edition, grass paths can be mined with Silk Touch tools and drop itself. In Java Edition, grass paths drop dirt, no matter what, and can only be obtained using commands or pick block.

Block Grass Path
Hardness 0.65
Tool
Breaking time[note 1]
Default 1
Wooden 0.5
Stone 0.25
Iron 0.2
Diamond 0.15
Netherite 0.15
Golden 0.1
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools as wielded by players with no status effects, measured in seconds. For more information, see Breaking § Speed.

Natural generation[edit]

Grass paths are naturally generated in villages when pathways replace grass blocks. Their purpose is aesthetics and pathfinding for villagers.

Grass blocks[edit]

Grass paths can be created by using any type of shovel on the side or top of dirt, coarse dirt, mycelium, podzol,‌[upcoming: JE 1.17 & BE 1.16.200] or a grass block that has air above it. The shovel then loses one durability.

Usage[edit]

Dirt Path (N).pngDirt Path (n).pngDirt Path (Ne).pngDirt Path (NE).pngDirt Path (ne).pngDirt Path (nE).pngDirt Path (E).pngDirt Path (e).pngDirt Path (sE).pngDirt Path (SE).pngDirt Path (se).pngDirt Path (Se).pngDirt Path (S).pngDirt Path (s).pngDirt Path (Sw).pngDirt Path (SW).pngDirt Path (sw).pngDirt Path (sW).pngDirt Path (W).pngDirt Path (w).pngDirt Path (nW).pngDirt Path (NW).pngDirt Path (nw).pngDirt Path (Nw).png
A grass path with different aomap.

Grass paths are primarily used for decoration, although they do prevent hostile mobs from spawning. They are a similar color to grass blocks placed in a desert or savanna biome. They are only 1516 of a block high, therefore items that require a full block like torches and buttons cannot be placed on them. Villagers prefer to use grass paths the most when routing compared to any other block.

A grass path block converts to dirt if any block with a solid material is placed on top.

Sounds[edit]

Java Edition:

SoundSubtitleSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
distance
Block brokenBlocksBreaking the blockblock.grass.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break1.00.816
None[sound 1]BlocksFalling on the block with fall damageblock.grass.fallNone[sound 1]0.50.7516
Block breakingBlocksMining the blockblock.grass.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit0.250.516
Block placedBlocksPlacing the blockblock.grass.placesubtitles.block.generic.place1.00.816
FootstepsBlocksWalking on the blockblock.grass.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps0.151.016
  1. a b MC-177082

Bedrock Edition: [needs in-game testing]

SoundSource[upcoming: BE 1.16.200]DescriptionNamespaced IDVolumePitch
??Breaking the blockdig.grass0.50.8
??Falling on the block with fall damagefall.grass??
??Mining the blockhit.grass0.60.5
??Jumping from the blockjump.grass??
??Falling on the block without fall damageland.grass??
??Walking on the blockstep.grass??
??Placing the blockdig.grass10.8

Data values[edit]

ID[edit]

Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDTranslation key
Grass Pathgrass_path block.minecraft.grass_path

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID Translation key
Grass Pathgrass_path 198tile.grass_path.name

History[edit]

Java Edition
1.915w31aGrass Path JE1 BE1.png Added grass paths.
15w31cThe collision height of grass paths has been changed to 1516 of a block.
1.1016w20aGrass paths now generate when village paths replace grass blocks.
1.1317w47aGrass path is now available in the creative inventory.
Prior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 208.
1.1418w43aGrass Path JE2 BE2.png The texture of grass paths has been slightly changed.
19w12aGrass paths now have random orientations when placed, similar to grass blocks.
Upcoming Java Edition
1.1720w45a"Grass Path" has been renamed to "Dirt Path".
Dirt paths can now be made on top of dirt, coarse dirt, mycelium, and podzol.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.11.0build 1Grass Path JE1 BE1.png Added grass paths.
Grass paths replace gravel in villages.
?Grass paths can now be obtained using a tool with the Silk Touch enchantment.
0.16.0build 1Added sounds when grass paths are made.
Bedrock Edition
1.10.0beta 1.10.0.3Grass Path JE2 BE2.png The texture of grass paths has been slightly changed.
1.13.0beta 1.13.0.9Grass paths are now available in the creative inventory.
Upcoming Bedrock Edition
1.16.200beta 1.16.200.52"Grass Path" has been renamed to "Dirt Path".
Dirt paths can now be made on top of dirt, coarse dirt, mycelium, and podzol.
Legacy Console Edition
TU43CU33 1.36 Patch 13Grass Path JE1 BE1.png Added grass paths.
1.90 Grass Path JE2 BE2.png The texture of grass paths has been slightly changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Grass Path JE1 BE1.png Added grass paths.

Issues[edit]

Issues relating to "Grass Path" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.

Trivia[edit]

  • If aimed correctly, an arrow can fly past the gap between a block and a grass path placed below using commands.

Gallery[edit]

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