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Pickle Springs Natural Area, Sainte Genevieve

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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4.8/5 based on 65+ reviews on the web
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  • This is a beautiful walk in the Ozarks woods. It is not an easy walk, in that there are numerous hill climbs in/out of the creek/springs valleys. Moreover, while there are bridges and walkways built o...  read more »
  • We've hiked many trails in Southeast Missouri; this is one of our favorites. Don't believe the sign that says the hiking time is one hour, though. If you spend any time playing, exploring, or sitting ...  read more »
  • We arrived early, good thing, not knowing what to expect. Myself, 63, a 10 year old and a 4 year old. The 4 year old way too young, carried him most of the way. Lucky that we had back pak with snak an...  read more »
  • Amazing trail with fantastic scenery. If at all possible AVOID going on the weekends. We tried to go twice but the parking lot was full, and the road leading to the trail head was full of cars as well. This is consistently rated as one of the best trails in Missouri and at under 2 miles long it's a perfect short hike for almost everyone. (There are several steep sections, and one of the set of stairs needed repair badly). Year round this is a fantastic hike with the opportunity to view unique geological features and flora.
  • Treacherous! The sign says it's a 2 mile, 1 hour ring route - We did it in just over 3 hours. Winding, unmarked, root-covered trails with very steep grades and - after a rain - VERY dangerous spots all over the place. Take water, take a photo of the map on the sign with your phone before going in there, and be prepared for a grueling although pretty excursion. Oh, and there are no restrooms within miles. VERY easy to get off the trail and get lost in Pickle!
  • U will have 2 pay attention 2 where u r going and been,,Winding, unmarked, root-covered trails with very steep grades,,go during the week and make it early,,
  • Beautiful! A short but great hike anytime of year. The loop is about 2 miles with, what I would consider, a moderate difficulty. Wonderful rock formations to see all around the loop. Its a must hike at least once.
  • Beautiful place. worth the drive. awesome natural area with great rock formations and views!
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