Hike the Whispering Pines Loop

9.2 Miles Round Trip - 1272 ft gain - Loop Trail

Whispering Pines Trailhead - Search Nearby - Added by The Outbound Collective

A day hike in Hawn State Park known for its scenic views and landscapes.

Large rock formations, picturesque creeks, and wildflowers are all found along this trail. The full day hike can be either split in half via a connector trail, or lengthened into a multi-day backpacking trip, as there are three camping sites off the trail.

Photo Credit: Missouri Division of Tourism

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Hiking
Dog Friendly
River
Scenic
Wildflowers

Details

9.2 Miles
1272 ft elevation gain
Loop Trail

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Beautiful in Fall

We did not hike the full trail, but used a connector to create about a five mile out and back to the creek. Beautiful woods, rolling hills, varied terrain. We saw some nice, large camping sites off of the connector trail. Definitely looking forward to hiking the full loop soon!