Spring Branch Trail is a 0.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Imperial, Missouri 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.
dogs on leash
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!!
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.
A nice little trail perfect for a quick run. Good for kids. All flat. Nice surroundings for a trail in the woods.
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.
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.