Pickle Creek Loop to Whispering Pines Trail

MODERATE 11 reviews
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Pickle Creek Loop to Whispering Pines Trail is a 1.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Ste Genevieve, MO that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and camping and is accessible year-round.

1.3 miles 193 feet Loop

kid friendly



trail running




washed out

This entire trail follows Pickle Creek, which is a beautiful shut-ins stream. This persistent stream has carved its way through the surrounding sandstone to its present course. The result is a clear, sandy-bottom creek strewn with water-sculpted granite boulders and exposed sandstone bluffs.

11 days ago

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.

16 days ago

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.

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9 months ago

Wonderful after the heavy rainfall but my daughter and I could not find a crossing to make the loop! We met another hiker who entered via Whispering pines who was also unable to cross. The point is that after a heavy rain this little creek is really voluminous!

11 months ago

for a short trail its plenty busy enough...lots of rocks make it a scenic trail...the rocky path keeps you concentrating at times...but its a great little trail..

2 years ago

Nice trail but wish it was longer. Loved the rocks along the trail and the scenery was nice as well. Saw a lot of cool stuff and look forward to going back real soon.

3 years ago

Beautiful trail following a creek. The trail was pretty rocky, so make sure you plan accordingly for this.

4 years ago

Pickle creek trail is nice walk along a little shut-in along a rocky creek with small cascades and nice rock formations. You can continue to the creek crossing and return the way you came or you can loop back by taking a section of the whispering pines trail that climbs a ridge line before returning to the trailhead.