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 8th most popular hiking trail of all 21 hikes in Missouri.