Pickle Creek Loop to Whispering Pines Trail

MODERATE 30 reviews
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Pickle Creek Loop to Whispering Pines Trail is a 1.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Ste Genevieve, Missouri that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and camping and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
1.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
206 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

camping

hiking

trail running

forest

river

views

washed out

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, sandy-bottom creek strewn with water-sculpted granite boulders and exposed sandstone bluffs.

hiking
1 day ago

hiking
6 days ago

Whispering Pines portion of trail needs maintenance for fallen trees.Almost impossible to find portion of trail which returns to trailhead. Pickle Creek is beautiful.

13 days ago

14 days ago

camping
22 days ago

I've been camping at Hawn with my family all my life. This trail is always a favorite. Features a nice swimming hole so hiking even on hot days is always fun!

hiking
22 days ago

1 month ago

Beautiful hike! It makes you feel like you are not in Missouri. We hike this trial often and continue to be amazed by it.

hiking
2 months ago

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2 months ago

This was one of my fiancees favorite hikes. We had a 2 year old the whole time and it was difficult and pretty rocky so make sure you wear very good shoes. Very beautiful. Saw lots of lizards during summer.

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4 months ago

Lovely precursor to the whispering pines. Total hike 8.67.

hiking
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5 months ago

This place is awesome for dogs! The while family had a blast.

hiking
5 months ago

Love this trail!

camping
7 months ago

What a Great Park to Camp and Hike. I will return for sure !

8 months ago

one of the best trails especially in the fall season. THE Water Is CLEAN And drinkable with purification .
The South and North Loop are longer but fairly easy to do.

ALL Trails ARE CLEARLY Marked And easy to follow.

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