LaBarque Creek Trail

MODERATE 76 reviews

LaBarque Creek Trail is a 2.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Pacific, Missouri that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and nature trips and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
521 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

trail running

forest

river

wild flowers

bugs

muddy

LaBarque Creek is a 3-mile long trail located near Pacific, Missouri. The trail is primarily used for hiking. rugged, forested hills and steep, narrow valleys, canyons, bluffs and shelter caves carved into St. Peter sandstone. At least 52 species of fish have been identified in the creek and this diversity is almost three times greater than that of any of the 15 other tributaries of the Meramec River below LaBarque Creek. A variety of unique natural communities, such as sandstone glades, cliffs and seeps, exist in the watershed. Many migratory bird species breed in the area, including wood thrush, Acadian flycatcher, Eastern wood-pewee, worm eating warbler, ovenbird, yellow-throated vireo, summer tanager and great-crested flycatcher.

2 days ago

trail running
19 days ago

Love this trail in every season except summer. Went running there last night and it's getting very overgrown. Think I'll wait until fall before I hit it again. If you plan to visit soon you'd better brush up on what poison ivy looks like. Lots of it encroaching on the trail.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

I'm surprised we didn't get lost with all the "off the beaten path" exploring we did! What a beautiful park! And the water movement after the rain sounded and looked so heavenly! Can't wait to go back!

hiking
2 months ago

Overall a nice hike. good elevation gains and feels isolated. Not much for photo vistas but does have some rock formations on the lower segment. I was trail running it, felt longer than 3 miles :P

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful scenery once you make it past a little further. Lots of exploring to do off trail; only picked off 3-4 ticks throughout the entire hike, not as bad as other trails.

There were about 5-6 cars in the parking lot, but we only interacted with one person and their dog. Lots of privacy and overall serene experience.
Hike took about 2 hours, but we ventured off trail a lot, and stopped for lunch. Ended up spending roughing 4 hours here. Well worth it.

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

all hills at the beginning of the hike. the water features aren't til the last of the hike. still a cool little hike.

2 months ago

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2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail, went on a muddy and moderately rainy day so my dog and I had the loop to ourselves. Really cool natural formations especially the little waterfalls and streams.

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Good hike, although muddy/slippery in some areas despite being the driest part of winter. I did need to find a walking stick to keep from sliding everywhere. Pretty, even in winter. Good elevation changes.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Nice trails with a fair amount of elevation. Some cool rock beds where the creek runs through near the 2 mile mark. Outside of that, a pretty standard hike.

hiking
4 months ago