Pickle Springs Natural Area Trail Through Time

Cape Girardeau, Missouri

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A highlight of the Pickle Springs Natural Area, this short interpretive hike features towering limestone bluffs, breezy canyons, and several interesting sandstone rock formations. Visit in the early spring after wet weather to see the waterfall flowing. It is believed that the sandstone in this area is the remains of sandy beaches from a shallow ocean that existed here over 500 million years ago, hence the trail name Trail Through Time. Besides the beautiful rock formations, Pickle Springs Natural Area is also home to more than 250 species of plants.
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by JD Tanner and Emily Ressler-Tanner (Falcon Guides)

A highlight of the Pickle Springs Natural Area, this short interpretive hike features towering limestone bluffs, breezy canyons, and several interesting sandstone rock formations. Visit in the early spring after wet weather to see the waterfall flowing.

It is believed that the sandstone in this area is the remains of sandy beaches from a shallow ocean that existed here over 500 million years ago, hence the trail name Trail Through Time. Besides the beautiful rock formations, Pickle Springs Natural Area is also home to more than 250 species of plants.

© 2014 JD Tanner and Emily Ressler-Tanner/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Cape Girardeau
Distance: 2
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 1 hour
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Pickle Springs Natural Area, 2302 County Park Dr., Cape Girardeau, MO 63701; (573) 290-5730; mdc.mo.gov/ discover-nature/places-go/natural-areas/pickle-springs
Local Maps: USGS Sprott; interpretive trail guide available at the information kiosk
Driving Directions: Directions to Pickle Springs Natural Area: Trail Through Time

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