Hike to Salt Lick Point

2.9 Miles Round Trip - 774 ft gain - Loop Trail

Salt Lick Point Trailhead - Search Nearby - Added by The Outbound Collective

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

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Hiking
Scenic

Details

2.9 Miles
774 ft elevation gain
Loop Trail

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18475 Old Us Highway 66

St. Louis West / Historic Route 66 KOA

Sullivan, Missouri

Stanton / Meramec KOA

Fredericktown, Missouri

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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.

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.

Awesome trail! Can't be afraid of heights!