White Oaks Trail

Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63702

White Oaks Trail

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"Boasting some of the most scenic views in the state, Hawn State Park offers a wonderfully diverse natural landscape, with canyon-rimmed valleys, clear sand-bottom streams, and mixed oak-pine forests. Large stands of mature shortleaf pine, Missouri’s only native pine species, are one of the park’s many highlights that can be easily enjoyed from the White Oaks Trail. Another natural jewel to notice on this hike is the LaMotte sandstone.

This ancient, coarse-grained sandstone has the ability to hold groundwater and produces a variety of distinctive flowers and plants. From the parking area, locate the trailhead register and information kiosk and follow the obvious and well-marked White Oaks Trail west as it gradually descends through a shortleaf pine forest before crossing a small, shallow creek."

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"Winding through a mix ed hardwood forest, the W hite Oaks Trail features mature white oaks and lofty shortleaf pines, as well as the unusual outcroppings of LaMotte sandstone." Read more

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Trail Information

Cape Girardeau
Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
2-3 hours
Hawn State Park, 12096 Park Dr., Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670; (573) 883-3603; https://mostateparks.com/park/hawn-state-park
Local Contacts
USGS Coffman Quad; trail maps available at visitor center.
Local Maps

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Dec 2018