White Oaks Trail

MODERATE 9 reviews
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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.

4.2 miles 492 feet Loop

dogs on leash

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

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.

1 month ago

hiking
1 month 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!

hiking
1 year ago

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.

1 year ago

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..

hiking
2 years ago

The least interesting trail in the park. Yet it beats many trails in the state. Do it if you have time.

hiking
2 years ago

Great for mom and teen child and young child.

2 years ago

We did this in late winter and enjoyed a peaceful walk through the woods.

hiking
3 years ago

Beautiful. Will do again.

hiking
4 years ago

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.