Spring Branch Trail

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Spring Branch Trail is a 0.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Imperial, Missouri that features a river and is good for all skill levels. 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.

0.7 miles
3 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips

road biking

trail running




wild flowers


Sharing a trailhead with Limestone Hill Trail, this trail offers a leisure hike through a portion of the Rock Creek bottomland. The packed gravel surface is manageable for wheelchairs and strollers to follow a small stream flowing from the Bollefer Spring past remains of the Bollefer springhouse, built in 1837. This farming family stored perishables such as milk, eggs, fruits and vegetables before refrigeration was invented. Looping through a young forest of hackberry and box elder trees, the trail winds through sycamores and cottonwoods along Rock Creek, a popular place for wading during the summer. The creek also hosts a variety of aquatic wildlife. Continue through the box elder trees returning to the trailhead and picnic area.

7 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.

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.

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.

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.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

I love Mastodon. Everything about it. We went at least once a week during the summer. It can get a bit busy but not too bad. The water is great for little kids to play in as it isnt too deep. The trails all around are easy and beautiful.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Short flat trail next to a creek - good for small kids

Monday, October 17, 2016

lots of dogs!!

trail running
Sunday, July 17, 2016

Use this part to warm up before the upper part. Run both it is 2.5 miles. Usually do 3-5 laps for a good run.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

A nice little trail perfect for a quick run. Good for kids. All flat. Nice surroundings for a trail in the woods.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

this is just a short walking trail. not to exciting or at all challenging. the stretch walking beside Rock Creek is the highlight of trail.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

The trail is more a walking/jogging trail. It is a nice area to picnic and stretch your legs after traveling to Mastodon state park.

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