Boone's Lick Walking Trail is a 0.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Franklin, Missouri that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
The .75 mile in and out trail winds through native old growth timber to the spring and remnants of the original salt works. The first half of the trail is steep and then levels out at the spring. A large old cast iron kettle still remains. The short hike is pleasant by itself, but is made more interesting with the historic element, This state historic site has an informational kiousk, historic markers, shelter house.
Boone's lick walking trail is a short pleasant walk taking you from the parking lot down the wooded hil to the remains of the salt lick. The only remains is part of an old and large cast iron pot. Historically interesting, pleasant area for picnic enroute to another destination. Worth a peak, especially if you enjoy history.