Pickle Springs Natural Area

MODERATE 151 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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13 days ago

Very nice trail. Took my wife and 5 kids on the trail. Kids all loved it!!

19 days ago

No falls running today. But very pretty trail.

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19 days ago

Even though this is a looped trail there are several smaller trails that look very similar to the main trail, very easy to get off the trail.

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25 days ago

Great trail,lots to see and explore.

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1 month ago

trail was poorly marked. 4 families including ourselves were turned around searching for the trail for 30 min or more.

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2 months ago

Really fun area to hike, but busy on weekends. Kids would love this place. Neat rock formations including arches. Pickle Springs is simple, but tranquil. On a day that wasn't busy, I could really relax here.

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2 months ago

Lots of trees down covering the trail but there are beaten tracks around them.

2 months ago

My kids love doing the trail here. Lots of pretty things to see.