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    Pickle Springs Natural Area: Trail Through Time

    West Plains, Missouri

    Pickle Springs Natural Area Trail Through Time

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    Cape Girardeau, MO
    Pathfinder | 70 pts
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    10/6/2018
    A beautiful fairly easy trail with easy access. Camp in Hawn S.P. or day parking avail. You can access a slightly longer trail. (Whispering pines tr.) and can make it an overnight BP trip. Some portions do not have cell service, on whispering pines tr. so if you have a problem, someone will have to hike to where cell is avail. Both trails are very pretty in spring and fall, and not much use during the week. Carry water, and 10 essentials, as well as a camera for there are photo ops here.
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    Cape Girardeau, MO
    Adventurer | 364 pts
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    2/27/2010
    Today I walked both the Mooner's Hollow trail and the Swimming Deer trail. Mooner's Hollow was moderate and a nice hike. Lots to see. Swimming Deer was very muddy due to the melting of all the winter snow. I can imagine parts of it are very bad after a rain. It is also Very rocky. I am glad I can say I have done it but it is not a trail I would care to repeat.
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    Trail Information

    West Plains
    Nearby City
    Dog-friendly
    Accessibility
    2
    Distance
    Loop/Lollipop
    Trail Type
    Moderate
    Skill Level
    1.5 hours
    Duration
    Year-round
    Season
    1,062 feet
    Trailhead Elevation
    1,062 feet
    Top Elevation
    Missouri Department of Conservation, Southeast Regional Office, 573-290-5730, nature.mdc.mo.gov/discover-nature/places/pickle-springs
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