Trails

Refuge trails are open during daylight hours, year-round. For trail conditions or if you see a downed tree call the maintenance at 618-634-2231 and identify trail and the issue. 

Primary Contact Information
911 in case of emergency
Refuge Headquarters: 618-634-2231
If you find injured wildlife https://ahnow.org/#/

Limekiln Springs Trail

Description: This trail overlooks Cache River swamps with features including limestone outcrops, springs and has segments of board walk through floodplain forest. At the end of this trail there is an information kiosk.

Open season: Open to foot traffic year round

Surface: mowed and boardwalk, hard to firm

Width: 60 inches

Grade: 10.9%

Cross slope: 5.5%

Location of trail: Off of Bailey Road
Trail Length (mi)
1.70
Trail Difficulty
Difficulty Meter / intermediate
Moderate
Estimated Time
1 hour
Route Type
System
Trail Activities
Dog walking
Hiking
Photography
Running
Wildlife watching
Suitability
Dog friendly
Kid friendly
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Turkey Feather Trail

Description: This short trail is through upland forest.
Trail Length (mi)
0.05
Trail Difficulty
Difficulty Meter / introductory
Easy
Estimated Time
20 minutes
Route Type
Out & back
Trail Activities
Birding
Dog walking
Hiking
Photography
Running
Wildlife watching
Suitability
Dog friendly
Kid friendly
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Cypress Pond Trail

Short trail open year-round
Trail Length (mi)
0.17
Trail Difficulty
Difficulty Meter / introductory
Easy
Estimated Time
10 minutes
Route Type
Out & back
Trail Activities
Birding
Dog walking
Hiking
Photography
Wildlife watching
Suitability
Dog friendly
Kid friendly
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Hickory Bottoms Trail

Description: This trail meanders through mature lowland forest and wetland and has many connecting segments.

Open season: Open to foot traffic year-round

Surface: multi-surface mowed, firm and gravel

Width: 35-100 inches

Grade: 4.8%

Cross slope: 5.2%

Location of trail: off of Cache Chapel Road
Trail Length (mi)
1.15
Trail Difficulty
Difficulty Meter / intermediate
Moderate
Estimated Time
45 minutes
Route Type
System
Trail Activities
Birding
Hiking
Photography
Wildlife watching
Suitability
Dog friendly
Kid friendly
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Nature Road Access Trail

Description: This trail short trail beginning segment of a larger system.
Trail Length (mi)
0.07
Trail Difficulty
Difficulty Meter / introductory
Easy
Estimated Time
5 minutes
Route Type
System
Trail Activities
Birding
Dog walking
Hiking
Photography
Running
Wildlife watching
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