Hike to Salt Lick Point

Illinois Salt Lick Point Trailhead

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Enjoy scenic views and sunsets from the highest point in Monroe County.

Starting at kiosk in parking lot, the trail climbs up the bluffs to Salt Lick Point, where you can catch a scenic sunset, and views of the Mississippi River floodplain.

The trail then drops back down to Limestone Lane and to the parking lot.

Photo Credit: Jim Rhodes

Pack List

  • Hiking boots
  • Water
  • Sun protection
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Skill Level:



Spring, Summer, Autumn

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2.9 Miles

Elev. Gain:

774 Feet




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8 months ago

Cool Snowy Hike

I hit this up last Wednesday at sunrise in the middle of the heavier snow. No parts of the trail were too slippery save for the one uphill section. It wasn't unmanageable at all, though. The snow added a lot of interest to the hike and made for a more fun experience. I'm sure it's an awesome place for sunrise photography during spring and fall. I plan on revisiting when we get some greenery.

8 months ago

8 months ago

This little gem is only 30 Minutes from the house and has spectacular views of the Mississippi valley. Beautiful this time of year with no foliage to block the views.

8 months ago

8 months ago

Awesome trail! Can't be afraid of heights!

8 months ago

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