Limestone Hill Trail

MODERATE 83 reviews
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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
341 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.

10 days ago

Not much to see, but a great workout!

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11 days ago

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12 days ago

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

12 days ago

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1 month ago

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.

1 month ago

1 month ago

Gorgeous cliffs

hiking
1 month ago

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

hiking
1 month ago

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.

2 months ago

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2 months ago

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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