Hercules Glades Wilderness Area is 12,413 acres of the most scenic and unique country in the Midwest. Its combination of open grassland, forested knobs, steep rocky hillsides, and narrow drainages offers unusual beauty and a measure of solitude within easy reach of wilderness lovers. The area is cha
Although the trail has an urban feel, especially where it circumvents the busy US 65/60 cloverleaf interchange, there are scenic views to be had, such as the stretch through Sequiota Park and its connection to the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.
Multiple loops available. From this side the shortest planned out and back is 8 miles round trip. Combining loops could keep you on the trail for 2-3 days. Nice scenery and not overused. Part of the Mark Twain National Forest, groups of ten or less. Loop, p-p and combination trails available.
This forested area contains savanna, glades, and old fields. Facilities and features include boat ramps, an unmanned firearms range, fishable ponds, several intermittent streams, and two permanent streams (Niangua River, Jakes Creek).
Sometimes simple things are the best! While this section may not feature stunning vistas, waterfalls, fens or glades, it's still a pleasant walk in the woods, and simply delightful after a spring rain.
Piney Creek Trail is a 4.3 mile loop trail located near Viburnum, Missouri. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking. Horses are also able to use this trail. The trail is not marked, but it is not hard to follow.
Swan Creek Wilderness Area (Mark Twain National Forest) is a 20 mile loop trail located near Garrison, Missouri that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.
Table Rock Lake is located in the center of the Ozarks in the scenic hills of the White River valley, It is primarily a fishing and recreational boating destination. Just a few miles southwest of the world-renowned tourism destination of Branson.