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.
Nice hike. Easy to access. A good portion of the trail follows a well traveled road.
Good work out! Beautiful limestone formations surrounded by cedar trees and roots.
Very hilly. Ton of fun.
Nice trail - fairly short but has enough interesting areas to see to make this a descent hike if your new to hiking. Dogs are allowed on this trail. Lots of roots so be careful in those areas.
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.