Hiking The Hercules Glade Trail

The 9th most popular hiking trail in Missouri.

Southeast of Springfield and south of Bradley, the Hercules Glade Wilderness Trail is a 11 mile hiking route.

From Bradleyville, MO, take Hwy 125 south 8.5 miles to Hercules Tower trailhead, where you will enjoy a panoramic view of the wilderness from its highest point. Campsites, picnic tables, and toilets are provided.

The first part of the trail is mostly level, then it descends a slope to Long Creek. Or, take the 4-mile Pees Hollow loop north along the hollow bottom, then back along the ridge.

Overall, Hercules Glade Trail is the 9th most popular hiking trail of all 21 hikes in Missouri.

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Local Contact(s):  Mark Twain National Forest (417) 683-4428; MO Tourism (800) 877-1234; MO Horse Council (800) 313-3327; MO Backcountry Horsemen (417) 935-4918.

Recommended Book:  "Hiking Missouri" from Kevin Lohraff

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Big Piney Trail Camp; Berryman Campground; Brazil Creek Rec Area.

Luxury Loding:  Mountain Log Cabin Lookout; Eagles Nest Lodge; The Chalet

Reference Source:  click here http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/marktwain/

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Date Updated:  8/7/2016

ID:  16960

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