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Pickle Springs Natural Area

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Address: Dorlac Road, Sainte Genevieve, MO 63670
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Beautiful, short hike w/loads of views & climbing

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 November 2016
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Warrenton, Missouri
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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 14 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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Florissant, Missouri, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

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 and enjoying the views you'll probably take more like two hours. Lots of features to see on this two-mile hike. It's sort of a combination... More 

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Falmouth, Jamaica
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

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 and water, do take with you. It is beautiful but I do suggest traveling with more Adults if... More 

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Perryville, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

This park is fantastic! I love, love, love the rock formations. The trail is not terribly long and there are a few challenging areas so it's a nice hike. This is no park to just look at the rocks. The trail has you climbing over and under them. It's wonderful and I feel like a kid when I go. There's... More 

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Sainte Genevieve, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

This is a great short hike for just about anybody. You get to see a little but of everything that nature has to offer. Truly beautiful and worth the short drive outside of town

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

This is a short, moderately difficult hike (some rocky areas and big steps). We saw a lot of families there and kids ranging from 5-10 doing it without too much trouble. There are great rock formations, a waterfall with a little pool to wade in, caves, and some wildlife. It took about 1.5 hours with some stops to eat and... More 

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Saint Louis
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Visited here with some friends. Had a blast hiking and climbing about this beautiful area. Well worth the drive.

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Farmington, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Very nice natural area. It is one of my daughters' favorite hikes. Not a long hike but many types of scenery. There is a fern glen, natural arches, small creek and a waterfall (in wet weather). I have done the hike many times and highly recommend it.

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