Limestone Hill Trail is a 1.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Imperial, Missouri that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Before Limestone Hill Trail splits off to the right from Spring Branch Trail, you will notice the Bollefer Springhouse on the left. Use caution when crossing Seckman Road; vehicles are often fast and frequent. Limestone Hill Trail is a steep and rugged hike with challenging slopes and rough terrain leading you along the base of a limestone bluff, up a hill through an oak hickory and cedar forest and across the hilltop with scenic views of Seckman Valley. There are several benches and overlooks along the trail. You will notice a variety of trees such as honey locust, sugar maple, dogwood, white oak, hackberry and cedars. Among the deep ravines and rough, protruding boulders, wildflowers such as columbine and wild hydrangea can be found growing in the midst of the woody vines and trumpet creepers. Small yellow and red funnel-shaped mushrooms may also be spotted poking through the dark green mosses on the limestone boulders.
Steep inclines and rugged terrain, but this also connects to another easier trail after crossing the road. We did both trails that day. It was a fun time!
Great trail with beautiful views. It is narrow in spots with a big drop so I'd caution those with children to keep them close to you.
This trail is pretty intense at times but VERY BEAUTIFUL! I suggest giving yourself more than the suggested time. Lots of steep, rough hills but also nice easy places to get your bearings. Did this one while wearing a baby and a three year old walking.
Be sure to watch your step. Lots of roots and partially buried rocks. When you cross the road to start the trail, going left is a quicker incline then going right. So if you want tough first, go left and have steady decline on the way down. Some good scenery.
I love this trail. I like to go around twice and get a good workout. Nearly the whole loop requires careful attention especially when running. There are lots of rocks, stumps and roots to trip over. Use caution and plan to go slower when it's wet out.
Run the upper and lower to build endurance. Great place!
Great workout- In areas, a lot of the path has been washed away exposing very large tree roots. Watch your step!
Terrain was pretty rough.
Great little loop on Limestone hill. Slightly rocky and steep in parts but nothing a rookie hiker like myself couldn't handle.
Really cool place. Enjoyed the hike. Started at the museum trailhead and went clockwise. Really cool rock formations. Only negative was that there were a ton of people and dogs.