White Oaks Trail is a 4.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Sainte Genevieve, Missouri that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, camping, and nature trips and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 4.2 miles Elevation Gain: 413 feet Route Type: Loop

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The best trail in Hawn State Park - White Oaks trail crosses several wet-weather creeks and has scenic views from large exposed sandstone rock outcrops. It travels through a diverse mixed hardwood and shortleaf pine forest. This is a very easy hike. There aren't any senic overlooks, or spectacular vistas, however it is an enjoyable hike with a few rock outcroppings along the way.

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rocky
1 day ago

Decent trail. A little overgrown.

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6 days ago

Fun for the whole family. Trails were dry with dirt and rocks. Connectors were not well marked.

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21 days ago

My wife and I love all the trails at Hawn SP and White Oaks is probably the "road less traveled" in that park. There are plenty of options for 3 mile or 6 mile loops but this is the best option for a 4-5 mile loop. Do the "lollipop" loop for 4 miles. For 5 miles, we add going down connector 2 to the Whispering Pines trail, then back up connector 1. Make for a real nice addition to White Oaks.

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rocky
23 days ago

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6 months ago

11/02/2019, Saturday, 1100-1300. 52 degrees, full sunny day. Time of year, fall day. We saw six people on this hike, two groups of three; no other life: no squirrels, chipmunks, deer, birds, nothing. we heard some crickets. Fall colors were spectacular; see photos. No bugs, ticks, chiggers, mosquitoes, spiderwebs. Beautiful granite outcroppings, creeks, pine trees, mosses, and ferns.

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rocky
9 months ago

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over grown
9 months ago

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9 months ago

Flat, boring, incredibly overgrown, swarming with bugs and coated in spiderwebs. Do this hike if you want to plod through waist high weeds for 3.5 miles. A few pretty sights at the beginning but not enough to make up for the rest of it.

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10 months ago

A little rocky in a few spots, over grown a bit in others, but mostly the trail is a nice jaunt through the woods. No spectacular views, but overall, a nice hike. Wear pants in the summertime.

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over grown
10 months ago

I went in July with my 5year old and we’ve never hiked a trail with so many ticks. My son and I literally lost count there were so many. There are spots the trail gets narrow so you are forced to walk through plants on the path. The hike was pretty.

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rocky
11 months ago

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Wed Mar 27 2019

mostly flat trail. rocky start and finish, but lovely hike when you just wanna get some miles in.

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Sun Mar 10 2019

Awesome, easy trail. Took about an hour and half to finish. The first ¾ mile has some rocks but great exercise!

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Tue Feb 19 2019

This was my first time doing this trail, and it was great! Very peaceful, as I only saw two other people and one coyote during the 2 hours on the trail. There was lots of snow off the trail and some ice on the trail, but it wasn’t too difficult to get through.

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Wed Jan 02 2019

Hiked in the winter, 35 degrees. Trail is well traveled and marked, easy to see even while covered in leaves. Some trail markers are faded and few grown over into the trees and it also has 2 red trail markers in the loop portion. Some small trees fallen across trail (nothing to big to step over), but I was out there in winter. With the connecting trails you make the hike as long as you like!! Overall a great trail to hike!!

Thu Dec 13 2018

Some spots can get overgrown, and some smaller trees may have fallen over the trail. Nothing that's hard to step over or go around. The trails are very well marked, but keep an eye out for some spots that may cross the bigger creeks. Almost all of the trails are close to the water most of the way. This can make for good fun, but also lots of bugs and gnats in the warmer months. Pack lots of water and some snacks, as there are connectors to other trails you can do in the same day. This is a great park, and has a good variety of difficulty in the trails, and length.

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Sat Oct 13 2018

Very simple scenery. Lots of trees, some rocks and creeks. Trail starts out open then gets very narrow and open again as you finish the loop. I recommend wearing protective clothing such as long pants and long sleeve shirts.

Mon Jul 02 2018

not much to see. pretty easy trail. easy to follow, clearly marked. lots of ticks right now.

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Mon May 21 2018

Nice trial/walk in the woods. Trail is clearly visible and marked. Your typical poison ivy, mosquitos and ticks, but that's Spring. This Missouri humidity is a killer though. Several creek crossings, but none were difficult. We didn't get wet and there's been lots of rain lately. Only saw 2 other people and it was around noon on a Sunday. Would love to do again in the Fall.

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Sat Apr 28 2018

great hike, some Rocky Terrain on the trail. there is a restroom located at the trailhead. some downed trees on the trail but not hard to get around. the entire hike is relatively level ground not a lot of up and down Hills.

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Sun Oct 08 2017

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Thu Aug 10 2017

Enjoyed this hike. Beautiful wooded hike, perfectly shaded for a cool hike on a sunny/hot day.

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