Lime Kiln Loop
ElevationAscent: 172' 52 m
Descent: -177' -54 m
High: 752' 229 m
Low: 605' 184 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 15% (8°)
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“This loop in the eastern part of the park offers something for everyone!”— Danny Laurel
Family Friendly Lots of shaded areas and benches to sit and rest.
From the trailhead, head south on Blue Heron Trail before connecting to Exogyra by taking a left at the fork. Follow this south to Wickiups and take a left up to the viewpoint. On the way back down, take a left to head to Blue Stem. Follow this north past the junction with Sink Link and at the junction with Buckeye take a right. Follow Buckeye east until you reach Blue Heron Trail and follow this left back to the trailhead.
There are plenty of wonderful hill country views along this route, and even a pond where you can pause and enjoy the silence. Some of the trails here have rocks and tree roots, so it may be tricky for little kids.
There are various signs along the way if you didn’t bring a map, and other signs that showcase various sightseeing focuses in the area.