The Limpy Botanical Trail is a short, easy to moderate interpretive loop trail within the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest. The trail offers plenty of shade during the summer months due to the diversity of trees that grow here; the rich serpentine soil has a high mineral content that allows the slow growing Jeffrey pine, California Coffeeberry and Brewer's Oak to thrive.
Much of the trail is covered with rock, and roots of trees protrude from the soil. Appropriately placed along the Limpy creek and its small flowing waterfalls are several benches for hikers to enjoy the tranquil setting; wooden bridges have been constructed to allow for easy access crossing the creek.
The Limpy Botanical Loop Trail has a maximum elevation of 1,453 ft (443 m), a minimum elevation of 1,281 ft (390 m), and an elevation gain of 2,270 ft (692 m) in the [ A to B ] direction.
The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Limpy Botanical Loop Trail while hiking in the [ A to B ] and [ B to A ] direction at a typical speed and is based on gross weight (which includes anything carried), the topography, trail length and trail conditions.
|[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]|
|Steps 1||Length 2||Min Ele 3||Max Ele 4|
|1,954||0.9 mi||1,281 ft||1,453 ft|
|[ A to B ]|
|Time 5||Floors 6||Gain 7||Loss 8|
|25 min||0.3||2,270 ft||2,185 ft|
|[ B to A ]|
|25 min||0.3||2,185 ft||2,270 ft|
The length of the Limpy Botanical Loop Trail is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) or 1,954 steps.
A person in good physical health can hike the Limpy Botanical Loop Trail in 25 min in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 25 min in the [ B to A ] direction.
Download free Limpy Botanical Loop Trail topo maps and the adjoining quads to plan your hike. These are full-sheet, 7.5 Minute (1:24,000 scale) Rogue River Siskiyou National Forest topographic maps.
Yes, and it's free! The Limpy Botanical Loop Trail is located on the Onion Mountain topo map. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the map.
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