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#3 of 689 state parks in Missouri

Best trails in Hawn State Park

1,150 Reviews
Looking for a great trail in Hawn State Park, Missouri? AllTrails has 6 great hiking trails, dogs leash trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 4 moderate trails in Hawn State Park ranging from 1.8 to 12.4 miles and from 593 to 931 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

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.

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Map of trails in Hawn State Park
Park information
Acreage:
4,953 acres
Park hours
Monday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sunday
12:00 am - 4:00 pm
Contact
573-883-3603
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Top trails (6)
#1 - Whispering Pines Trail
Hawn State Park
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Length: 12.4 mi • Est. 5 h 53 m
Whispering Pines Loop Trail is a 9.2 mile loop trail consisting of two loops: the north loop is approximately six miles long and the south loop is approximately 3.75 miles. It meanders through a beauShow more
#2 - Pickle Creek Loop to Whispering Pines Trail
Hawn State Park
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 43 m
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, Show more
#3 - White Oaks Trail and Whispering Pines Trail Loop
Hawn State Park
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Length: 12.4 mi • Est. 5 h 56 m
The trail meanders through a beautiful mixed hardwood and pine forest, crossing streams over ridges.Show more
#4 - Whispering Pines: Short Loop
Hawn State Park
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Length: 6.3 mi • Est. 3 h 9 m
Whispering Pines: Short Loop is a 6.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Farmington, Missouri that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily usedShow more
#5 - Pickle Creek Trail
Hawn State Park
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 42 m
Pickle Creek Trail is a 1.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Sainte Genevieve, Missouri that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily useShow more
#6 - White Oaks Trail
Hawn State Park
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 1 h 58 m
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 andShow more