LaBarque Creek Trail

MODERATE 89 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.

hiking
13 days ago

hiking
18 days 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.

hiking
24 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

walking
1 month ago

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

2 months ago

2 months ago

This was our first State Park hiking trip... it was a joy and fairly challenging hike... very clean area .

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

trail running
3 months 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.

3 months ago

3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months 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
5 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
5 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
5 months ago

5 months ago