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Many visitors believe that Hawn State Park is the loveliest of Missouri's state parks, with forests of pine and oak, sandstone bluffs and canyons, and clear sand-bottom streams. The park's many trails, picnic areas and campground are well suited for visitors wishing to enjoy the splendor of nature; it is truly a nature lover's paradise. The 4,953-acre park preserves some of the finest areas for viewing Missouri's wide variety of natural wonders. The 2,880-acre Whispering Pine Wild Area offers excellent opportunities to backpack, bird watch or study nature. Covered with pine, oak and flowering dogwood trees, the area is home to a diverse set of plants, animals and birds. Pickle Creek, because of its high quality and pristine nature, has been designated as a state natural area. It is also one of the few places in the state where visitors can see such a wide variety of rock types exposed at the surface. Enjoy a quiet lunch at one of the many picnic tables that dot the sandy, pine-needle-covered forest floor. Hike along some of the most scenic backcountry trails in Missouri. Hawn State Park is the perfect setting for visitors eager to explore the unspoiled natural beauty of the Show-Me-State.

13 days ago

good hike. well marked.

Great hike and scenery for all ages to enjoy!

Fun trail for the family to do together. Some rough terrain, which leads to plenty of features to explore. I recommend the drive to hike the Trail Through Time.

What a Great Park to Camp and Hike. I will return for sure !

gorgeous! well marked. going back to hike again next weekend.

one of my favorite hikes.

Great trail. Interesting geological features. Beautiful scenery.

on White Oaks Trail

1 month ago

Loved this trail! We have five kids and they all loved it too! Neat rock formations and great place to take pictures.

Beautiful trail with beautiful rock formations!

one of the best trails especially in the fall season. THE Water Is CLEAN And drinkable with purification .
The South and North Loop are longer but fairly easy to do.

ALL Trails ARE CLEARLY Marked And easy to follow.

bparks St Louis.

hiking
2 months ago

A fun short loop/out and back that goes over a few streams. Thought this was nicer in the spring when there was more water. Not sure about the variety but there were mushrooms everywhere!

I just did the pickle creek loop and it was gorgeous! I loved the changing terrain and climbing large rocks on the trail. This is the type of trail you want to visit every season to check out the beautiful scenery! Many great places to sit on large flat rocks by the creek and take in the tranquil view and sounds.

hiking
2 months ago

My favorite trail; it takes a lot out of me, but I love it!

hiking
2 months ago

backpacking
2 months ago

Lots of rock formations and beautiful forestry.

Beautiful quiet trail. It had just rained when we went so it was a little slippery. Wear good shoes.