Indian Glade Trail is a 3.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Montgomery City, MO that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
The Indain Glade trail at Graham Cave State Park is a .9 mile point to point trail located near Montgomery City, Missouri. The trail is used for hiking. It connects the camping area to the entrance of Graham Cave travelling through semi-rugged Oak woodlands on the way to the cave. Indian Glade Trail leads to the entrance of Graham Cave. It connects the camping area and lower (south) parking lot and intersects with Woodland Way and Graham Cave trails and is near connections to Loutre River Trail. Historically, open oak woodlands dominated the rough terrain along river valleys. Although uniform in appearance, these woodlands can vary considerably depending on bedrock geology (sandstone or limestone), soil type, direction of the slope, and natural disturbances such as fire. As a result, they support many species including a variety of birds. Characteristic woodland birds include the wild turkey, summer tanager and the Kentucky warbler. Fire pink and yellow crownbeard are wildflowers that are part of the very diverse ground cover. Indian Glade Trail has many interesting sandstone and limestone geologic features. Following the eastern section of Indian Glade Trail, there is a spur that leads to the cave roof, where sandstone glades are being restored. Please stay on the trail and back from the cave ledge.
Not much to see waterfall just a trickle even after all the rain.
Short woodland hike from Graham Cave back to campground. Several wooden bridges and stairs to bypass easily eroded areas.
Nice trail located in a very nice state park, just off of Interstate 70.
Worth a look at the cave and surrounding rock landscape, but the real beauty of this park is it's solitude. Except for the nearby interstate noise, you wouldn't know there was anyone else in the world, except for weekends!
The woodland trail is a pleasant short hike leading from the campground to the cave. Nice little hike.