Pickle Creek Loop to Whispering Pines Trail

MODERATE 38 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
206 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

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
6 days ago

Great hike with the kiddos!

18 days ago

Great hike, lots of interesting features around every turn. Easy to moderate hike. A definite must see

19 days ago

Awesome hike! Beautiful area.

1 month ago

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2 months ago

loved this trail

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3 months 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.

3 months ago

3 months ago

camping
3 months 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
3 months ago

4 months 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.

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4 months ago

5 months ago

5 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.

6 months ago

6 months ago