Bootleg Access Trail

MODERATE 6 reviews
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Bootleg Access Trail is a 1.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Potosi, Missouri that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and fishing and is best used from January until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.4 miles
137 feet

dogs on leash






wild flowers


old growth

washed out

Scenic overlook, rock outcroppings This trail starts out flat, then goes uphill at a fairly steep grade. Upon reaching the first bridge go left hiking clockwise heading up to the scenic overlok.

1 month ago

This trail is one of the weirdest I've taken. First of all there were shotgun shells all over the place. There was also a lot of trash, and a dead dog. We got a bad vibe from this place so left after walking down to the river.

2 months ago

Nice winter hike! A scenic lookout, but mostly trees to look at. Old growth Sycamores, tall straight Pines, twisted, bent and a lot of dead trees. the 137' climb up the stairs was hard on us and our 3 old dogs, but we all made it!

6 months ago

Nice easy trail. Has some scenic views and access to the Big River. Some pretty Little Rock bluffs. No one in the trail when we were there. Has a pretty little bridge.

Monday, February 06, 2017

nice trail easy to walk. didn't see any wildlife when I went though. Does have a couple of nice views along the way.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

This is a nice 1.5 mile hike that offers a view of Taum Sauk Mountain Range from a scenic overlook and provides access to Big River. Went on the hike with a friend and we did not see a soul on the hike, although the trail was still snow covered. Snow hikes are the best!

Thursday, July 04, 2013