Hercules Glade Trail Horseback Riding

The 5th most popular equestrian trail in Missouri.

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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. Several of the better horse trails are nearby Hercules Glade Trail including Piney Creek Trail, Cedar Creek Trail, Big Piney Trail, Cole Creek Trail, Between The Rivers Horse Trail and Kaintuck Hollow TrailOzark Trail.

Hercules Glade Trail Horseback Riding Map



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.

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 https://www.fs.usda.gov/mtnf

GPS:  36.68477, -92.88265

Date Published:  1/4/2016

Date Updated:  3/31/2018

ID:  15408

Hercules Glade Trail Horseback Riding Map


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