Limpy Botanical Loop Trail

Rogue River Siskiyou National Forest
Located 10.8 miles from Grants Pass, Oregon (OR)
4 Stars
1,954 Steps 1  (0.9 mi)

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.

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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 range of 172 ft (52 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
1,9540.9 mi1,281 ft1,453 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
25 min12.7152 ft179 ft
[ B to A ]
25 min14.9179 ft152 ft

What is the length of the Limpy Botanical Loop Trail?

The length of the trail is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) or 1,954 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Limpy Botanical Loop Trail?

A person in good physical health can hike the trail in 25 min in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 25 min in the [ B to A ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the 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.

Topo Maps

Download the free Limpy Botanical Loop Trail topo map 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. Do you want full-sheet outdoor recreation JPEG Topo Maps?

Adjoining 7.5' Quadrangle Legend

  1. Northwest Topo Map: Mount Peavine, OR
  2. North Topo Map: Galice, OR
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Merlin, OR
  4. West Topo Map: Chrome Ridge, OR
  5. Topo Map: Onion Mountain, OR
  6. East Topo Map: Wilderville, OR
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Eight Dollar Mountain, OR
  8. South Topo Map: Selma, OR
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Murphy Mountain, OR

Is there a Limpy Botanical Loop trail map?

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.



  1. Steps is a unit of distance equal to the sum of stride lengths that vary with the terrain.
  2. Length is the distance of the trail between the two trailheads, measured on the trail.
  3. Min Ele is the minimum elevation on the trail.
  4. Max Ele is the maximum elevation on the trail.
  5. Time is the typical total time required to hike the trail.
  6. Floors is the gain divided by twelve, the height of one floor.
  7. Gain (cumulative elevation gain) is the sum of every gain in elevation.
  8. Loss (cumulative elevation loss) is the sum of every loss in elevation.