Another Adventure to Pickle Springs Natural Spring

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Pickle Springs Natural Area is a deep, forested gorge consisting of geological formations and plants that are found in few other places. Visitors will find examples of a sandstone glade, talus, forest, savanna, as well as a number of rare species of plants and animals. The area is noted for its blooming wild azalea and wildflowers in the spring. Great after a beautiful snow fall as you see. According to local legend, the area is named after William Pickles, a settler from Illinois who owned the land until he was shot by a band of renegades during the Civil War. Pickle Springs and other area creeks flow into Pickle Creek, which in turn traverses into Hawn State Park.

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The trail at Pickle Springs Natural Area may be short, but it packs in a ton of scenic beauty.

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The 2 mile loop goes by sandstone canyons, glades, bluffs, waterfalls and wanders through a hoodoo complex.

2 thoughts on “Another Adventure to Pickle Springs Natural Spring

  1. Hi,
    What a beautiful looking place to go walking, so many different areas in the 2 mile loop, the photos really show the beauty of nature, very nice.

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