Grass Path

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Grass Path
Grass Path JE2 BE2.png

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



Blast resistance




Yes‌[BE only]
No‌[JE only]


Yes (64)



Catches fire from lava


Duncan Geere Mojang avatar.png

In Minecraft, you're given total freedom to put paths wherever you like. They look particularly good around the outsides of houses, and along routes that you frequently travel. But my favourite paths tip is to use them when traversing the overworld. Make a path as you travel and then you can easily follow it back to where you started. You'll never get lost again!

Duncan Geere[1]

Grass paths are decorative blocks.


Natural generation[edit]

Grass paths are naturally generated in villages when pathways replace grass blocks.


Grass paths can be created by using any type of shovel on the side or top of a grass block that has air above it. The shovel loses 1 durability.


In Bedrock Edition, grass paths may be mined with Silk Touch tools and drop itself.



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. A notable difference is they are only 1516th of a block high, therefore items that require a full block like torches and buttons cannot be placed on them.

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


In Java Edition, grass paths can be gathered in the inventory only using commands or pick block. When mined, even with a Silk Touch tool, they drop dirt. In Bedrock Edition, grass paths may be mined with Silk Touch tools and drop itself.

Block Grass Path
Hardness 0.6
Breaking time[note 1]
Default 0.9
Wooden 0.45
Stone 0.25
Iron 0.15
Diamond 0.15
Netherite 0.1
Golden 0.1
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds. For more information, see Haste § Instant mining.

Block loot[edit]

Namespaced IDSourceDefault
blocks/grass_pathGrass Path1 (100%)


Java Edition:

SoundSubtitleSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDSubtitle keyVolumePitchAttenuation distance
Block brokenBlocksBreaking the blockblock.grass.break subtitles.block.generic.break 1.00.816
None[2]BlocksFalling on the block with fall damageblock.grass.fall None 0.50.7516
Block breakingBlocksMining the blockblock.grass.hit subtitles.block.generic.hit 0.250.516
Block placedBlocksPlacing the 1.00.816
FootstepsBlocksWalking on the blockblock.grass.step subtitles.block.generic.footsteps 0.151.016

Bedrock Edition:[needs in-game testing]

SoundDescriptionNamespaced IDVolumePitch
?Breaking the blockdig.grass ? 0.8
?Falling on the block with fall damagefall.grass ? ?
?Mining the blockhit.grass ? 0.5
?Jumping from the blockjump.grass ? ?
?Falling on the block without fall damageland.grass ? ?
?Walking on the blockstep.grass ? ?
?Placing the blockuse.grass ? 0.8

Data values[edit]


Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDTranslation key
Grass Pathgrass_path block.minecraft.grass_path

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric IDTranslation key
Grass Pathgrass_path


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.
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 Path JE2 BE2.png The texture of grass paths has been slightly changed.
1.13.0beta paths are now available in the creative inventory.
Legacy Console Edition
TU43CU331.36Patch 13Grass Path JE1 BE1.png Added grass paths.
1.90Grass 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 relating to "Grass Path" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.


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


  1. "Block of the Week: Grass Path" –, December 15, 2017
  2. MC-177082