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Best trails in Sainte Genevieve

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Looking for a great trail near Sainte Genevieve, Missouri? AllTrails has 5 great hiking trails, dogs leash trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Hawn State Park or St. Francois State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Pickle Springs Natural Area or Salt Lick Trails Nature Reserve. Ready for some activity? There are 4 moderate trails in Sainte Genevieve ranging from 0.7 to 12.4 miles and from 603 to 967 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Sainte Genevieve
Top trails (5)
#1 - Pickle Creek Loop to Whispering Pines Trail
Hawn State Park
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 43 m
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. Show more
#2 - White Oaks Trail and Whispering Pines Trail Loop
Hawn State Park
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Length: 12.4 mi • Est. 5 h 56 m
The trail meanders through a beautiful mixed hardwood and pine forest, crossing streams over ridges.Show more
#3 - Pickle Creek Trail
Hawn State Park
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 42 m
#4 - Eastern Trail
Hickory Canyons Natural Area
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Length: 0.7 mi • Est. 22 m
Hickory Canyons is defined by its box canyons and sandstone cliffs. This forest is dominated by northern red oak, white oak, and sugar maple. There is also dry mesic sandstone forest along the upper slopes and around the trailhead. There, and also on the dry sandstone cliffs, are shortleaf pine, white oak, black oak, blackjack oak, scarlet oak, post oak, and mockernut hickory. Understory trees and shrubs on the dry sites include azalea, flowering dogwood, farkleberry, and ironwood. The short trail offers good views of the area's distinctive bluffs and canyons. The trail from the parking area leads to a steep-walled box canyon. Across the road from the parking area is a more strenuous, one mile trail that traverses the steep terrain through the sandstone forest. It also crosses a scenic creek in a few locations.Show more
#5 - White Oaks Trail
Hawn State Park
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 1 h 58 m
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.Show more