Southeast of Springfield and south of Bradley, the Hercules Glade Wilderness Trail is a 11 mile route open to horseback riding.
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 5th most popular horse trail of all 19 horseback rides in Missouri.