Hercules Glades Wilderness West Loop

Branson, Missouri 65615

Hercules Glades Wilderness West Loop

Hercules Glades Wilderness: West Loop Professional Review and Guide

"Hercules Glades Wilderness is named for the historical town of Hercules, established in 1891. Hercules was located on MO 125 at what is now the eastern border of Missouri’s second-largest wilderness area. Legend has it that an early traveler was astonished at the rugged landscape and named the town after the Greek god.

On this hike, you’ll see that rugged landscape up close and experience some of the beauty that makes Hercules Glades Wilderness a top location recommended by anyone who has hiked in Missouri. High, open forests contrast with dry, grassy rock glades punctuated with cedar groves and the beauty of Long Creek, which flows through the wilderness area."

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Trail Information

Branson
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
6.5
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
4 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
1,066 feet
Trailhead Elevation
1,340 feet
Top Elevation
Hercules Glade Wilderness, Mark Twain National Forest, 573-364-4621, tinyurl.com/herculesglade
Local Contacts
USGS Hilda
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018