Pickle Springs Natural Area

MODERATE 127 reviews

Pickle Springs Natural Area is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Farmington, Missouri that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
341 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

Pickle Springs Natural Area: Trail through time was designated a National Natural Landmark in 1974. It features unique rock outcroppings, wet weather creekcrossings, seasonal waterfalls, bluff overlooks and shallow caves. If you like unique and unusual rock formations, this trail provides just that, in addition to ample wildlife spotting opportunities. The trail is well maintained, there are some steep uphill climbs, and several bridged creek crossings.

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20 days ago

Definitely have to check out the double arches!

21 days ago

My family loves this trail. It is easy and beautiful! We love the overlooks and rock formations. I would highly recommend it.

26 days ago

It was an hike, trails all kind of split different ways, overall though it was an amazing site to see!! Definitely check out the arches!!!! Don't hesitate to venture off, there is quite a few cave like structures hidden off the trail!

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1 month ago

This place was beautiful! I will definitely come back again!

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Although short, the trail had great diversity in scenery and activity. Amazing views and a very unique history!

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One of Missouri's best hidden treasures!

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