Salt Lick Point Land and Water Reserve is located near Valmeyer, Illinois. There is a large parking area at 1309 Limestone Lane. The system offers three trails open to the public from dusk to dawn each day. Dogs are able to use the trail but MUST be kept on leash.
Salt Lick Trail is 1.8 miles. It begins at the kiosk at the south end of the parking area and quickly heads up the bluffs on a very steep incline. It has beautiful views across the Mississippi River flood plain, including the St. Louis skyline to the north. Elevation grade 475 feet.
Johnson Trail is 1.3 miles along the base of the bluff and is an easy walk.
Both of Salt Lick and Johnson trails can be accessed from the former Columbia Quarry processing plant area at the intersection of Bluff Road and Limestone Lane.
Newman Trail is 1.9 miles and connects to both the Johnson and Salt Lick Point Trails. It can also be accessed from the uphill trail head located just south of theSt. John United Church of Christ parking lot (201 S. Meyer Avenue Valmeyer, IL 62295) in the upper area of the Village of Valmeyer.
Closest intersection: Limestone Lane and Quarry Road. Fairly close to Borsch Park.