Salt Lick Point Trail

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Salt Lick Point Trail is a 2.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Valmeyer, Illinois that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
534 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

cave

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

Salt Lick Point Land and Water Reserve is a 600+ acre site owned by the Village of Valmeyer. The reserve protects fluff land forests, which provide a critical habitat for unique hill prairies and glades. Beginning at the kiosk in the parking lot, the Salt Lick Point Trail rises rapidly up the bluffs. The trail becomes less strenuous and levels off at times until it reaches Salt Lick Point, the highest point in Monroe County, IL,descends onto Limestone Lane, which you follow back to the parking area.

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19 days ago

great hike! great views!

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28 days ago

Excellent trails!

1 month ago

This is a great little trail with a few options depending on how far you want to go. There are some very steep sections, but it's well-maintained. Do wear long pants because there is a lot of poison ivy right up to the edges of the trail.

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1 month ago

Lovely location. Trails are definitely steep.

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1 month ago

Great views. Everyone I met on the trail was pleasant

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1 month ago

Absolutely amazing!
The first 1/8 mile was tough!
We only did one of the trails and will definitely be back for the other 2.