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Lime Kiln Trail is a 2.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Glencoe, Missouri that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 2.9 mi Elevation gain 354 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

River

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Muddy

Rocky

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Rockwoods Reservation harbors a rich diversity of plant and animal life as well as springs, caves, and rock formations. Cool, moist, north facing ravines and lush creek bottoms contrast with the nearby arid, rocky ridge tops, and south slopes. The terrain is reminiscent of the Ozark hills and, indeed, many plants and animals found in hill country are also found here. Although located near metropolitan St. Louis, raccoons, opossums, turkeys, deer, fox, songbirds, chipmunks, and snakes are common here

Rockwoods Reservation 2751 Glencoe Road Wildwood, MO 63038 (636) 458-2236

In Wildwood from Highway 100, take Highway 109 south for 2 miles, then Woods Avenue west 50 yards, and Glencoe Road north to Rockwoods.

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Monica M
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Hiking

Good trail- my 6 year old didn’t have any problems!

Wes Vega
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Hiking

I started to the right and got most of the elevation out of the way first. Excellent trail that was easy to follow. I went with the shorter loop but could have easily added the Trail Among the Trees loop for extra miles. Fairly rocky but that added to the beauty

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Jordan Palmer
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A great hike! A bit muddy on the front, a day after rain, but dries off fine on the higher side.

Terry Hoehne
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Good condition despite recent rain.

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Doug Haselhorst
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Awesome, this is my favorite trail close to home. Another great morning on the trail!

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Jim B.
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Hiking

Great! A little muddy because of recent rain. Hilly in parts with difficult footing. Beautiful scenery and plenty of things to look at along the way.

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Oliver K
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HikingGreat!Rocky

I like to combine this trail with the trail among the trees trail for a total of 5 miles. Great trail if you don't have a lot of time, but still want to get a hike in. Given the limited parking at the trail head, I usually park in the main parking lot and hike part of the trail among the trees trail first, then do the lime kiln loop, then finish the rest of the trail among the trees trail.

Anastasia Glenk
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Doug Haselhorst
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Hiking

My favorite trail. Another great morning on the trail!

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Missy H
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Hiking

Hilly, rocky, gorgeous! There’s a spring. Love this trail. The whole park is one of my favorite areas. It connects to the Trail Among the Trees path and that ends up near rock quarry. You can do all 3 if you want a longer hike.

Megan Laughalot
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Hiking

Great hike! Good elevation gain/loss. Pretty creek right along the left branch including a really cool part where you see the creek come out beneath a rock. Went on a Saturday (4th of July 2020) at 8am. Probably only had to pass 6-8 groups of people. So good for COVID times if you want to social distance hike. Almost all of the trail you can also get off and get 6-10 feet away. The creek part could be an issue. Pretty much entirely shaded. Brought our 5 month old Havanese puppy and he had fun walking about 1/2 of the time.

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Muhd Hilwan
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HikingBugs

Easy trail for starters. Not a lot of traffic. Easy path and gentle slopes.

Kymberli Higgins
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JT Taylor
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Doug Haselhorst
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Hiking

This is my favorite trail and a must once a month. ENJOY Another great morning on the trail!

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Kirsten B.
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Hiking

Beautiful trail. Hiked it with our 15 and 10 year old. Lots of birds. Well maintained.

David Hughes
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HikingGreat!

Absolutely loved this trail. We combined this with the Trail Among the Trees for a decent 5 mile hike. We hiked in the morning on a weekday and saw a few people but it was not bad. I highly recommend this hike.

Rachel Hartman
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Hiking

Love this trail. Well maintained and less busy than other trails near STL. Can be a little muddy.

Denise Krager
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Brady Burnham
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Isabelle Gordon
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Anthony Guiao
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Plenty of shade in morning, nice little creek near beginning/end of hike

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Zander M.
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Daniela Lucero
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Marine Perot
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Allison Rattenborg
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Have done this trail a number of times. It’s a fun one. Narrow path, inclines, rocky, and awesome!

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