Trail Through Time: Pickle Springs Natural Area is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Farmington, MO that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Pickle Springs Natural Area: Trail through time was designated a National Natural Landmark in 1974. It features unique rock outcroppings wet weather creekcrossings, seasonal waterfalls, bluff overlooks and shallow caves. If you like unique and unusual rock formations,this trail provides just that. The trail is well maintained, there are some steep uphill climbs, and several bridged creek crossings. While hiking this trail I saw 2 deer, 1 turtle, and several lizards.
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.
Fun relaxing hike with great scenery
Great little walk especially if you like to take photos. Quite a few spots to get out in the creek for excellent photography
Well maintained trail. Spectacular rock features.
Beautiful hike. Bring a camera if you are just passing through!
Moderate/difficult if you're not in shape hike.
Great trail sad so many people don't respect leave no trace, hauled out a full bag of trash. Great hike all the same.
Absolutely beautiful and an abundance of variety.
My only critic is that it was very public and crowded for a national monument.
I wish you had to hike to it or drive far out as to avoid reckless tourists that aren't serious hikers who know to maintain the vegetation. Although that cant be helped.
Absolutely beautiful. Not hard, very scenic and great to take your time and take photos.
Amazing hike for the family. My 15 and 13 year old loved it.
We hiked on a cool rainy day. It was the best time in my opinion. Very few gnats etc. The hike was amazing. Lots of rock formations to see and take pictures of. We went backwards (not intentionally). Go to the left folks. :)
Fun and lots to see and do for my 7 yr old.
Fun times !!!