Blackhawk Point Trail

MODERATE 1 reviews
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Blackhawk Point Trail is a 5.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Monroe, Missouri that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
357 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

From Missouri Trails website: After leaving the trailhead at the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) stone shelter, Blackhawk Point Trail travels down to meet up with Cuivre River Trail before climbing to the top of Frenchman’s Bluff. The trail follows Cheatham Road for 1.75 miles and then heads back into the woods toward Blackhawk Point on Frenchman’s Bluff. This point offers a remote and spectacular view of the Cuivre River valley. The trail follows Frenchman’s Bluff for about three miles, offering scenic views along the route. The trail shares tread with Cuivre River Trail and the bike trail remains on the road along areas especially close to the bluff. It returns to the Geode Creek valley and heads along a portion of Hamilton Hollow before ending at the CCC shelter. Since this trail shares tread with Cuivre River and Hamilton Hollow trails and White connector 1, a portion is blazed in green, red and white. White connectors 2 and 3 provide access to the south loop of Cuivre River Trail.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice long loop trail through forested hills and valleys and along some scenic bluffs. All saw from the time I left the trail head to the time I returned we're a couple horse back riders. It is marked as a bike trail, but it looks like it is popular with the equestrians, so watch your step.