Spring Branch Trail

EASY 5 reviews

Spring Branch Trail is a 0.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Imperial, MO that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

0.7 miles 3 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running




wild flowers


Sharing a trailhead with Limestone Hill Trail, this trail offers a leisure hike through a portion of the Rock Creek bottomland. The packed gravel surface is manageable for wheelchairs and strollers to follow a small stream flowing from the Bollefer Spring past remains of the Bollefer springhouse, built in 1837. This farming family stored perishables such as milk, eggs, fruits and vegetables before refrigeration was invented. Looping through a young forest of hackberry and box elder trees, the trail winds through sycamores and cottonwoods along Rock Creek, a popular place for wading during the summer. The creek also hosts a variety of aquatic wildlife. Continue through the box elder trees returning to the trailhead and picnic area.

lots of dogs!!

trail running
3 months ago

Use this part to warm up before the upper part. Run both it is 2.5 miles. Usually do 3-5 laps for a good run.

3 months ago

A nice little trail perfect for a quick run. Good for kids. All flat. Nice surroundings for a trail in the woods.

10 months ago

this is just a short walking trail. not to exciting or at all challenging. the stretch walking beside Rock Creek is the highlight of trail.

3 years ago

The trail is more a walking/jogging trail. It is a nice area to picnic and stretch your legs after traveling to Mastodon state park.