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Pickle Springs Natural Area

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Address: Dorlac Road, Sainte Genevieve, MO 63670
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Off the beaten path, but a great hike

Getting there is interesting as it is not very well marked and you will feel as if you have made a wrong turn, parking is seriously lacking, but the hike was great. Easy to follow... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Getting there is interesting as it is not very well marked and you will feel as if you have made a wrong turn, parking is seriously lacking, but the hike was great. Easy to follow path, a little rugged but great scenery. We were just happy to be out hiking in Feb in 70 degree weather!

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Thank Brian D
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My in-laws live in Farmington, so we've hiked Pickle Springs a number of times. I took our 4.5-year-old son there this past weekend and he did the 2 mile trail like a champ. It was the busiest I've ever seen it, so be aware that if it's a nice weekend day it won't be an isolated hike, but all hikers... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took our 8 year old grandson on his first hike here to enjoy the beautiful sunshine & spring-like weather in February. He enjoyed climbing on the various rock formations & exploring the streams as well. Many families were on the trail because of the great weather. We come frequently & always find something new to discover. Great place!

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Thank JimSTL1021
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best hikes in Missouri! The rock formations and water pools are great to explore. The rocky bluffs that over look this little valley are a great stopping place for a snack or a meal. There is a beautiful little grotto with a waterfall and the loop trail is perfect for a 1/2 day hike.

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Thank Veronica H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best places to hike. Trail is clearly marked, beautiful rock formation. Only 2 miles around to good hike for any age. We live this place.

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Thank Tina L
Steeleville, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arches, switchbacks with breathtaking views, box canyons, slot canyons, and cliff faces with pockets and ledges; caves and keyholes are all that await you in this wonderland surrounded by ozark streams and pine forests. If you want solitude, better come on a rainy day.  We arrived with an over-packed parking lot.  At least 10 cars (in each direction) were parallel... More 

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Thank Leslie T
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved Pickle Springs for a short day hike! Even in the dead of winter, it was beautiful! A sign says dogs are not allowed but there were a lot of dogs there on leashes and they didn't cause any problems.

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Thank Linda M
Warrenton, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This is one of my favorite hikes. It's short, about 2 miles. But every inch is lovely, especially the views at the end.

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Missouri Ozarks
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

On a busy fall weekend, the parking is very tight. Come early. There are no restroom facilities, no water fountains, and one picnic table, so plan accordingly. Wear strong boots...you have a strenuous hike in many places. Beware of MUCH poison ivy, too. All cautions considered, the hike is SPECTACULAR! Stones, giant trees, forests of Paw-paw trees/bushes, waterfalls, bluffs, giant... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

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 over the worst areas, most of it is just a trail in the woods, often with uneven footing. I thought it was fine, even doing... More 

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