Glade Exploration Trail; Ruth and Paul Henning Conservation Area

EASY 36 reviews

Glade Exploration Trail; Ruth and Paul Henning Conservation Area is a 1.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Branson, MO that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

1.7 miles 248 feet Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Glade Exploration Trail is mostly forest, with a few scenic glades, views of Branson, and some flora and fauna.

25 days ago

Nov 10 saw no water but enjoyed a nice walk. Considerable amount of uneven footing. Several steps up and down. Very rocky

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1 month ago

Easy may be a little misleading as a descriptor for this trail. You will definitely want to wear good close toe shoes and an optional hiking stick will be useful in areas where the trail has a rugged descent. I'm glad I hiked the trail because the overlooks offer fantastic views.

1 month ago

Great trail to do on the fly with kids. Connected to other trails that offer more of a challenge.

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6 months ago

Flowers are blooming

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7 months ago

Nice hike.....flowers along the trail are staring to bloom.

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7 months ago

easy quick trail

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7 months ago

I enjoy "billy goat" running on this trail. Very sunny & rocky in places, but beautiful scenery.

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7 months ago

We did the smaller Glade trail which is a 1.7 mile loop. A very good trail. There wasn't too much wildlife or plant life to look at, so I would recommend doing it late spring or summer. Terrain is pretty easy and the trail offers a couple of overlook points into the valley. Overall a nice hour hike.

8 months ago

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8 months ago

Had a lot of fun. wore the kids out n very beautiful scenery.

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8 months ago

This was a very nice short trail. Mostly you are traveling a wet weather creek bed most of the trail, so there are exposed roots and lots of amazing rock, but watch your footing. Beautiful views. Close to inspiration tower so it is easy to locate. The trail was fairly easy, but it did get my heart rate up on the way back up.

8 months ago

Enjoyed this series of trails! It's got it all!

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8 months ago

Enjoyed the Glade Trail at the Henning Conversation area today. We added the Streamside Trail loop on the hike for a total 1.5 mile hike. The trail starts in the parking lot of the Henning Conversation parking lot and begins in/through a shelter. Parts of the trail is shaded and parts are in the open similar to a hillside field. By adding the Streamside Trail loop takes you to the bottom of the hill where there is a tranquil stream flowing along the path. There is a well placed bench next to the stream which makes for a good half way resting point. Also in the Streamside Trail loop is the option/entrance to Shane's Shortcut which then takes you to the Homesteader's Trail which is an additional 3.4 mile loop. All in all, the Glade Trail/Streamside Trail loop makes for nice, shorter hike to do inside one hour.

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9 months ago

Great trail! Little bit of everything here!

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9 months ago

One of our regular spots to hike. Good scenery. Great history. Definitely one of the best in the Branson area.