White Oaks Trail

MODERATE 44 reviews
#4 of 5 trails in

White Oaks Trail is a 4.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Ste 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

dogs on leash

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

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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22 days ago

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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7 months ago

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9 months ago

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

11 months ago

Enjoyed this very much

Monday, February 20, 2017

As stated before, this is a moderate trail loop with some rocky inclines and creek crossings. Overall, absolutely beautiful, well labeled, and highly trafficked.

hiking
Saturday, October 08, 2016

A fun short loop/out and back that goes over a few streams. Thought this was nicer in the spring when there was more water. Not sure about the variety but there were mushrooms everywhere!

hiking
Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Very well marked trail leading through very tall pines and of course old oaks. There are a few lengthy stretches where the path is nothing but melon-sized rocks, so don't do this trail if you have weak ankles! The forest canopy is the main attraction here. We hiked this in early November and heard wild turkeys but never saw them. Not as interesting and varied as Pickle Creek, but a lovely hike with the right amount of challenge and some imposing rock formations.

Monday, November 09, 2015

its a nice and easy trail...with a nice bit of scenery before you loop back....but i doubt i would go back
..except for some exercise..

hiking
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The least interesting trail in the park. Yet it beats many trails in the state. Do it if you have time.

hiking
Thursday, June 26, 2014

Great for mom and teen child and young child.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

We did this in late winter and enjoyed a peaceful walk through the woods.

hiking
Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Beautiful. Will do again.

hiking
Thursday, March 29, 2012

Good walk through the woods, but it was lacking in comparison to the pickle creek and whispering pines trails. It is a nice walk through the woods though.

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