Slabtown Bluff Trail

MODERATE 4 reviews
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Slabtown Bluff Trail is a 1.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Licking, Missouri that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and camping and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
328 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

camping

hiking

forest

river

views

wildlife

Slabtown Bluff Trail is loop trail that runs along the Big Piney river at the base of some towering bluffs before ascending to the top of the bluffs and returning by winding through forested hills filled with black, white, and post oaks, as well as hickories and shortleaf pine trees.

hiking
2 months ago

The trail was very unkempt and overgrown. Would have liked to have seen the reported views from the ridge line portion of the trail, but the trail seemed to disappear less than 1/2 mile in so we didn't get that far. We were so focused on picking our way through the stickers we didn't get to enjoy much scenery, though we did get to see a large groundhog up close and a few noteworthy spiders. No plans to go back.

5 months ago

Trail is nice until you get along the river. Very overgrown. Needed a machete. The trail is not marked but wasn't too hard to follow even though it was unkept. If you are looking for Slabtown Cave, this is not the trail. The cave is on the other side of the river.

trail is not marked or maintained. the ridge line portion was easy to follow and had beautiful scenery.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

fun trail. moderately tough uphill. hard to follow trail at points. still beautiful though.