Great short hike if you avoid this trail map. The trail on the map takes you west of the bluff. However it's possible to get on top and of the bluff itself. True top has well worn trails and amazing views of the river. If you start taking a right on the trail from the parking lot as you approach the bluff you will see a side trail to the right that will take you straight up. If you start to the left you will see a rock cropping just past the binoculars you can climb right up. Really cool.

Beautiful view, you feel like you are in Colorado. Be sure to do the horseshoe part, many people just don't know that it's there at the Mines of Spain and miss out on it.

Great view from north end. Great example of limestone cliffs. Look for owls,

good views of the Mississippi. It's a great little hike if you're looking to get outside for and hour or so.

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Saturday, June 25, 2016

This trail has heavy foot traffic but was still very clean. The trail winds through an area with steep bluffs on each side. From there you can choose to climb to the second and third level trails. It is not a long trail, but the sights are unique for this part of the world.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Was ok.

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Sunday, April 17, 2016

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Wednesday, March 02, 2016

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Sunday, February 28, 2016

It was pretty muddy, but for February it was a beautiful day! A friend had recommended Horsehoe Bluff trail as her favorite, and I would have to agree with her. It gave the best views and was the most challenging. Calcite and Catfish trails were good too! We spent three hours hiking all three trails, as well as walking to Julien Monument.