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Limekiln Trail to the limekilns Professional Review and Guide
"Limekiln State Park is named after the on-site stone and steel kilns used to purify quarried limestone into powdered lime in the 1 880s. The lime was used as an ingredient in cement. The Limekiln Trail leads to four of the massive kilns. The trail follows the old wagon route used to haul barrels of lime slacked from the furnaces. The hike follows Limekiln Creek and the West Fork up the canyon through dense groves of redwoods, sycamores, oaks, and maples to the giant lime kilns."
--Robert Stone, Day Hikes around Big Sur (Day Hike Books).
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