Limestone Hill Trail

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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 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.

DISTANCE
1.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
305 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

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.

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3 days 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.

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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.

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Fun and love the cliffs

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