Hawn State Park Trails

12096 Park Drive
Ste Genevieve, MO 63670

Hawn State Park Trails Pickle Creek Trail: Length - 70 Mile Time: 40 minutes, one way 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. These features make a hike along Pickle Creek Trail a pleasure any time of the year. The trail provides a point-to-point hike, although a loop hike is possible by returning on a portion of Whispering Pine Trail that traverses the bluffs on the opposite side of the creek. Overlook Trail: Length - 300 Feet Time: 10 minutes This short, paved, asphalt trail takes several minutes to walk and serves as an excellent introduction to Hawn State Park, especially for first time visitors. It leads to a small overlook of Pickle Creek valley, with a view of some of the pine and oak-covered hills in the park. Along the path, you will find interpretation about the pine woodlands that grace its vistas; and the Lamotte Sandstone that forms its bluffs, knobs and box canyons. White Oaks Trail: Length - 3.75 Miles Time: 2 hours, 50 minutes This 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. Deer, wild turkey, and owls may be seen or heard along the White Oaks Trail. This is a day-use trail only. No overnight camping is allowed along this trail. If you wish to access additional park trails, you will have the opportunity to use white connectors 1 and 2 for this purpose. The trailhead and parking lot closes at sunset. You must register at the registration box before starting your trip. No campfires or cutting implements allowed on the trail.
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