good hill climbs,can hear traffic but beautiful little treck!

trail running
1 month ago

Fun trail to run. Slippery when wet but a fun challenge.

Nice trail, pretty easy walk but very narrow in some area's

hiking
1 month ago

My dog and I love this trail. It’s a challenge going up but short enough that it’s not too intimidating. And it’s almost entirely shaded which is GREAT!

It’s pretty overgrown right now and a tree fell on the path. Beware of ticks. We spent most of the time trying to dodge the overgrowth but my dog had a small tick on her when we got home.

hiking
2 months ago

Hiked with my dog over the weekend. It’s a very pretty trail with wild flowers and limestone outcroppings. There were a lot of people there this weekend; all very friendly. You’ll get a work out on the way up. Make sure you wear suitable shoes as there is quite a bit of loose rock. I would definitely recommend it.

walking
3 months ago

One of my favorite trails for training hills and terrain that is within a short drive from my home.

hiking
5 months ago

Fun and challenging hike with a dachshund. Probably better saved for when I have a walking partner. I definitely felt like I'd got some exercise. During the week day it felt a little remote for a woman alone.

walking
5 months ago

Really enjoy this walk with my dachshund. It's busy enough to feel safe when it's just the two of us but not so busy it's not enjoyable. We usually do two to three laps to get a nice walk.

trail running
5 months ago

Good variety of terrain and hills I use often for trail race training.

hiking
5 months ago

gorgeous trail but right next to a road and houses so you don’t feel completely immersed in the woods. lots of traffic inc dogs on leashes. great non paved trail, good amount of elevation breeze and sunlight. would def come back!

not very challenging outside of some stairs, and not a ton to do either. the bone bed info is stuff you can get at the museum. walk through the creek instead!

walking
7 months ago

The lower elevation runs almost parallel with the road and is consumed by bush honeysuckle. Once the trail goes uphill, the invasive species decline substantially and the noise from the roads disappears. This is my favorite section of the trail. Beautiful rolling hills with plenty of gorgeous plants. Saw some beautiful moss covered rocks with a lot of Columbine peaking through the moss. This will be a gorgeous sight in early springtime.

hiking
8 months ago

The Limestone Hill Trail in Mastadon State Park is a nice, short outing of some rigor close to St. Louis County and Jefferson County residents. The scenery is ordinary. The dirt, root, limestone trail is easier on the feet than the granite mountains to the south. Please note, the park is closed during holidays, but you can park in nearby subdivisions.

10 months ago

Short trail but good to add onto the Limestone trail

hiking
10 months ago

Fun and love the cliffs

Sunday, July 09, 2017

Perfect length and difficulty for my three boys and dog. Plus, they loved the limestone rock formations, birds, and other creatures they spotted along the trail. Can't wait to hike this one again in the Fall!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Not much to see, but a great workout!

hiking
Thursday, June 15, 2017

Don't let this trail fool ya. Great workout. Can't wait to do it again.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

I definitely wouldn't consider this trail to be "lightly trafficked", it always seems busy to me, but it's an easy and pretty walk.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Nice hike through the woods. A couple miles with some elevation change to keep it interesting. So many butterflies today. Part of the hike has the limestone Bluffs right next to the trail, unfortunately, the highway is also right next to the trail so the traffic noise detracts from the wilderness experience.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Short hike. Interesting view of Bluffs. Could see evidence of former quarry. At the site of the bone bed, there is an much, a wooden board interpretive display with a bit of a description and some bleached out pictures. Some nice elevation changes… Not for the physically challenged. But an interesting hike;

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Monday, May 15, 2017

Gorgeous cliffs

hiking
Friday, May 05, 2017

Heavy traffic, narrow trails. It is quite the hike though, also very beautiful!

hiking
Friday, May 05, 2017

The best part of this trail is getting to the real hike up the Limestone Hill. And the creek to play in along this trail. Other than those exciting features, it's an easy walk in the park.

hiking
Friday, April 28, 2017

I hike this trail a few times each week and if you access the trail from the museum parking lot the distance is 2.1 miles, takes me 40+ minutes and burns about 200 calories.

hiking
Sunday, April 16, 2017

walking
Monday, April 10, 2017

The trail itself isn't much to write home about, but the reason for the trail is the creek - you can drop down to the creek to wade at various points along the path. I have walked upstream as far as a mile or so. Depending on the season, the creek is waist-height in places, and there are many areas deep enough for dogs to swim.

hiking
Sunday, April 02, 2017

Beautiful hike, just wish there wasn't a busy road near the lower portion. The scenery made up for it though.

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