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Ste. Genevieve, Missouri

Hike the Whispering Pines Loop

9.2 Miles Total - 1272 ft gain - Loop Trail

Originally 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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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!

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We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on.

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