LaBarque Creek Trail

MODERATE 102 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
462 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.

10 days ago

hiking
11 days ago

This 3 mile or so hiking trail is steep in some areas, the trail is also poorly marked and I could see it being easy to get lost with more vegetation. There is a creek crossing that's slightly difficult if you do not want to get wet in cold weather, but thankfully the water was low and we walked across next to a log and crawled up a mossy area. The sandstone is pretty in the one part.

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12 days ago

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1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Nice little trail.

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1 month ago

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

This trail is beautiful and peaceful. it seemed to be lightly traveled. The big problem is that it desperately needs more markers. We got lost at the point where the trail crosses the creek. It wasn't marked at all. Thank God for the All Trails map and GPS, otherwise, I would've backtracked all the way to the beginning.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Excellent hike for being under three miles. Beautiful terrain, ranging from heavily wooded, to glades, to creek beds, to rocky bluffs. Moderate rating due to the hilly path with lots of exposed roots and loose rocks. Highly recommend pants and even long sleeve shirt due to narrow trails with overhanging foliage, to help repel ticks, chiggers, and poison ivy.

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3 months ago

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4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

walking
4 months ago

It was nice and clean however the trial was over grown and not very well marked. Very hilly and pretty.

5 months ago