Hawn State Park Whispering Pines Trail—North Loop

Sainte Genevieve, Missouri 63670

Hawn State Park Whispering Pines Trail—North Loop

Hawn State Park: Whispering Pines Trail—North Loop Professional Review and Guide

"A 6.5-mile loop through a mixed-hardwood and pine forest, the north loop of the Whispering Pines Trail offers a longer day trip for hikers looking to take in many of the sites in Hawn State Park. Several options exist to make your hike longer or shorter should you choose. An additional 4.0-mile southern loop can be used to extend your half-day hike to a full-day adventure.

Many of the visitors who come to Hawn State Park believe it to be the loveliest park in Missouri. The 4,953-acre park is located in the eastern Ozark Mountains and is home to the 2,880-acre Whispering Pine Wild Area and Pickle Creek, a state natural area. The park was acquired by the state in 1955."

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"Looping through a mixed hardwood and pine forest, the north loop of the Whispering Pines Trail offers a longer day trip for hikers wanting to take in many of the sites in Hawn State Park."

"Traversing a mixed-hardwood and pine forest, the north loop of the Whispering Pines Trail offers a longer day trip for hikers looking to take in many of the sites in Hawn State Park.

Many visitors to Hawn State Park believe it to be the loveliest park in Missouri. The 4,953-acre park is located in the eastern Ozark Mountains and is home to the 2,880-acre Whispering Pines Wild Area and Pickle Creek, a state natural area. The park was acquired by the state in 1955."

"Get warmed up on the rocky and picturesque Pickle Creek before launching into a long loop through majestic pine forests, across high mountain ridges and rocky ledges. You’ll see the e?ects of forest management and see some large pines and hardwoods on the North Loop of Whispering Pines Trail.

Begin at the Pickle Creek Trailhead on the northwest side of the parking area. You’ll walk through the picnic area following green blazes. You may see evidence of prescribed burns up on your right and away from the creek. Tree size and health are enhanced if the burns are done correctly to replicate the action of natural fires."

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Trail Information

Sainte Genevieve
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
6.5
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
4 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
Hawn State Park, 12096 Park Dr., Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
Local Contacts
USGS Coffman; trail maps available at the visitor center
Local Maps

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Oct 2018