Pickle Springs Natural Area, Sainte Genevieve

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  • This trail tries to fool you with its two mile length. This is no easy feet. Be ready for up and downs and moderate inclines! 
    This trail tries to fool you with its two mile length. This is no easy feet. Be ready for up and downs and moderate inclines!  more »
  • Amazing views right here in Missouri. I did not realize there were such great hiking trails this close to St. Louis....definitely worth the day trip! 
    Amazing views right here in Missouri. I did not realize there were such great hiking trails this close to St. Louis....definitely worth the day trip!  more »
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  • My vehicle was attacked just for being parked in a Reserve Parking space here... Apparently it means if you use these spaces you will judged? People who waited while I was gone and away hiking. I ate my deductible they cost me, what troubles me or bothers me most though? ....who will be next ? I feel obligated to pass along this warning. If you are disabled or have a permit to park in Reserved Parking ...like being over 75? I'd suggest you don't use Reserved Parking here for the safety of your vehicle, you can't defend it if you aren't there? I've been a Cards fan since my first game in 1961 at Sportsman's Park on Grand. In 60 years of going to games, I never once worried what could happen to my car while I was in the stadium enjoying the game? Never had a single issue, not ever. I've been here 3 times total, it's drop dead beautiful and well worth the visit any time of the year. A prime example of Missouri's best... top 10 place in the state. I can't explain the issues with reserved parking or the attitudes of judging other people? However they moved the parking lot and made a large section of the original old lot for Reserved Parking. I paid the dividend for some ones disgust ? And they did it after we left/// We recently had similar treatment but no damages while away at Hawn State Park so it wasn't exactly an isolated one time incident
  • This hike was 2 miles in length, and took about an hour to do. There are some cool canyons, neat waterfalls, pretty viewpoints, and some fun rocks. I think this area is actually more fun to hike than Hawn State Park nearby. They offer different pros to either, and both are good, but Pickle Springs made me excited at every point in the hike because it always felt like something new and exciting would be around the next bend. As a warning, the trail is sloppy in the spring.

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