Sunday, June 1, 2008

Glade Top Trail

Considered one of the most scenic locations in Missouri, the Glade Top Trail cuts through the Mark Twain National Forest and borders the Hercules Glades Wilderness Area. The trail is a pleasant half-day activity for wildlife and nature enthusiasts. Glade Top Trail is renowned for its enchanting spring and fall landscapes. Annual celebrations of the dazzling fall foliage are held at the Caney Picnic Area along the trail, complete with traditional barbeques and music festivals. Each spring is celebrated with a flowering tour that showcases the dogwood, rosebud, serviceberry and wild fruit trees. The trail travels along ridge tops, providing spectacular views of the glades.

I have made 3 trips to the Glade Top Trail and have never been disappointed. It is like going to a different state for an hour.

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