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 is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
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.
Beautiful local trail that is difficult enough for you to stretch your legs and get the heart pumping.
Great way to spend a couple hours!
Absolutely amazing. Im new to hiking, this is the second place I've been amd I loved it. Challenging in some areas but a great workout. My dog Taylor loved it just as much as I did. We will definitely be here often.
Nice hike. Easy to access. A good portion of the trail follows a well traveled road.
Good work out! Beautiful limestone formations surrounded by cedar trees and roots.
Very hilly. Ton of fun.
Nice trail - fairly short but has enough interesting areas to see to make this a descent hike if your new to hiking. Dogs are allowed on this trail. Lots of roots so be careful in those areas.
Steep inclines and rugged terrain, but this also connects to another easier trail after crossing the road. We did both trails that day. It was a fun time!