White Oaks Trail is a 4.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Ste Genevieve, MO that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, camping, and nature trips and is accessible from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
The best trail in Hawn State Park - White Oaks trail crosses several wet-weather creeks and has scenic views from large exposed sandstone rock outcrops. It travels through a diverse mixed hardwood and shortleaf pine forest. This is a very easy hike. There aren't any senic overlooks, or spectacular vistas, however it is an enjoyable hike with a few rock outcroppings along the way.
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!
Very well marked trail leading through very tall pines and of course old oaks. There are a few lengthy stretches where the path is nothing but melon-sized rocks, so don't do this trail if you have weak ankles! The forest canopy is the main attraction here. We hiked this in early November and heard wild turkeys but never saw them. Not as interesting and varied as Pickle Creek, but a lovely hike with the right amount of challenge and some imposing rock formations.
its a nice and easy trail...with a nice bit of scenery before you loop back....but i doubt i would go back
..except for some exercise..
The least interesting trail in the park. Yet it beats many trails in the state. Do it if you have time.
Great for mom and teen child and young child.
We did this in late winter and enjoyed a peaceful walk through the woods.
Beautiful. Will do again.
Good walk through the woods, but it was lacking in comparison to the pickle creek and whispering pines trails. It is a nice walk through the woods though.