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Pickle Springs Natural Area

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Dorlac Road, Sainte Genevieve, MO 63670
+1 573-290-5730
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Very diverse landscape in only 180 acres

I'm so glad my family hiked here. The October weather was beautiful. The trail is a 2 mile loop... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2017
Kathy D
Saint Louis, Missouri
Best short hike in the midwest

We have been here about 5 times in the last 30 years and it never disappoints. The many features... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2017
clayton Missouri
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“rock formations” (16 reviews)
“great hike” (14 reviews)
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Dorlac Road, Sainte Genevieve, MO 63670
+1 573-290-5730
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

I'm so glad my family hiked here. The October weather was beautiful. The trail is a 2 mile loop, and it passes canyons, a small waterfall, springs, natural arches, outcropped rocks, giant ferns, and lots of foliage. Watch your footing, and use your hands to...More

Thank Kathy D
Reviewed 10 October 2017

We have been here about 5 times in the last 30 years and it never disappoints. The many features along a short 2 mile trail are amazingly beautiful. The park was well attended on an early Sunday morning when we were there and I can...More

Thank dadatwork40
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Pretty easy trail for novices likes us. Enjoyed the beauty of the area! Great Sunday afternoon activity. Will be back!

Thank mk_mcdowell
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Pickle Springs is a gorgeous hike and gentle enough for those who can't do long or strenuous hikes. Great for kids to run off some steam. If you're traveling up/ down I55 and just need an hour or so break head west on HWY 32...More

1  Thank Mary H
Reviewed 7 September 2017

My honey and I took our time and enjoyed the trees, the rocks, the stream, the other hikers, and even the insects! We saw not one but two walking sticks. I have not seen one in years. It was a great day and not just...More

Thank Tanya R
Reviewed 4 September 2017

This place makes me forget that I live in St. Louis. It is beautiful and a nice hike for all skill levels

1  Thank got2bebiking
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Pickle Springs is just a nice thing to get out and do, whether it be with kids, adults or alone. They trails aren't too intense so many different people can walk them . The small waterfalls are beautiful along with the granite that you will...More

Thank eiskant240
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Very nice trails and wonderful scenery. The view was absolutely beautiful. A nice place to get away and relax.

Thank CarrieAnn M
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Beautiful, absolutely stunning hike. Many trees down and crevices to walk in and around so it is not for someone who wants a light, breezy walk. Not suitable for dogs either, so I am glad we opted not to bring them when we came out....More

Thank Melissa K
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

This hike is only two miles but it's very nice and good. However, it's kinda easy to get lost - the trail is not very well "marked out" so it's not always easy to choose the right way to walk.

Thank Lennie L
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23 February 2017|
Response from kdaniels78 | Reviewed this property |
Hi! There are a few rocks to climb over, but nothing unusual and I saw a number of people with babies in carriers. My only suggestion is to go after it's been relatively dry -- we went the day after a pretty hard rain and... More