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greenBlue Lime Kiln Trail

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Trail

6.7 mile 10.9 kilometer loop
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 485' 148 m
Descent: -486' -148 m
High: 746' 227 m
Low: 487' 148 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 8% (4°)

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Trail shared by Justin S.

An old timber logging route that follows rapids around the bend.

Justin S.

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

No pass or permit required, no known closure dates.

Overview

While Lime Kiln Trail does not contain sky blue lakes and long-distance vistas, the Robe Valley develops a sense of remoteness, almost like a private trail along the riverbed. The trail contains different varieties of flora and fauna, which is sure to intrigue every passerby. Towards the end of the trail are some stronger rapids which make for great photo ops.

Need to Know

The trail is popular during the summer because of the water features and if the water level is low, there is a perfect area for snacking and relaxing at the trail end.

Description

This trail initially starts off with more fauna and flora but as you continue to venture through the trail, you'll come across the river rapids passing through, giving off a cool breeze while hiking the path.

Along the way, you can stop and check out the old kilns where limestone was made (actual tool/artifacts are still there!). When you come to the end feel free to hope into the water but be careful of the strong rapids and big rocks.

Flora & Fauna

The hike begins in a heavily forested area with a large growth of ferns below. During August, you may find a few ripe blackberries along the trail.

History & Background

In days of old, there was a logging and lime rail line that ran along Old Robe Canyon. The railroad has since been shut down, but you may see remnants of the line as you make your way along this trail.

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Jun 23, 2019
Sam S
Great hike! 6.7mi
May 11, 2019
Michael Bordonaro
Apr 7, 2019
Mia Hanson
beautiful, fairly easy hike with moderate traffic. Muddy sections, but well established trail. 6.7mi — 10h 00m
Mar 17, 2019
E M
Mar 16, 2019
Matthew P
Aug 12, 2018
Jean-Luc Bodmer
Jul 10, 2018
Barbara Henson
Noce hike definitely a workout...did it with our black pug..she made it fine
Jul 8, 2018
Jessica Sloat

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  4.3 from 25 votes

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