Hickory Canyon is an hour and a half away from St. Louis which when combined with the trail at Pickle Creek, can be a perfect day of hiking. The Natural Area has two hiking trails, but my focus today was to see the waterfall. I had previously been to this waterfall during the summer months and since it is a seasonal waterfall, it was dry. My goal was to see this waterfall running and since we had been getting quite a bit of rainfall, it seemed like the perfect opportunity.
The hike is short, but packed full of beauty. The trail is an easy hike with a bit of elevation change. Sandstone bluffs rise above you while walking along the trail to the box canyon. A small creek flows below the trail.
At the end of the .25 mile trail is the seasonal waterfall.
Since I hiked this trail on a rainy day in January, I had the place to myself. It was so peaceful to sit at the base of the falls and just listen to nature. I hopped the creek to check out the other side of the box canyon and get a different vantage point of the falls.
Across the road from the parking lot is a 1 mile trail. I hiked this trail during the summer. Be sure to check my post out HERE!
Happy hiking from me and El!