First Day Hike at Hawn

Celebrate a healthy start to the New Year by taking a guided hike at one of Missouri’s favorite and most scenic state parks, encompassing over 4,900 acres in Ste. Genevieve County.  Enjoy the crisp winter air as you traverse hills of stately pine and oak trees, rocky streams with waterfalls, sandstone canyons, and cliffs.  Maybe even spot some winter wildlife, icy frost flowers, and a variety of woodland birds! This naturalist lead hike will begin at the Whispering Pines trailhead in Hawn State Park.

First Day Hike at Hawn is a moderately strenuous, 2 hour hike through hardwood and short-leafed pine forest.

January 1, 1:00-3:00PM annually

While this particular event is once a year, the park is open year-round. There are amazing trials, scenic viewing areas, and plenty of birdwatching. Visitors can also camp on the grounds.

Contact Information

First Day Hike at Hawn
Reservations and Information:

Hawn State Park, 12096 Park Dr, Sainte Genevieve, Missouri 63670, United States

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Other Information

  • Hours Open

    1:00-3:00PM for First Day Hike Summer Park Hours (On-Season) March 15 through Nov. 14 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Winter Hours (Off-Season) Nov. 15 through March 14 7:30 a.m. to sunset
  • Seasons Open

    All year
  • Prices and Fees

  • Eco Friendly Notes

    Distinctive Lamotte sandstone topped with acidic soil create an area that supports rare and unusual plants for this region.
  • Pet Friendly Notes

    • Dogs must be leashed, limit of 2