Glade Exploration Trail; Ruth and Paul Henning Conservation Area

EASY 63 reviews

Glade Exploration Trail; Ruth and Paul Henning Conservation Area is a 1.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Branson, Missouri 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
259 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

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.

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1 month ago

I hiked in from Treasure Island Resort Trailhead, so I only hiked the Homestead Trail (orange).
It was an awesome workout, but this trail is not easy. It has a lot of roots, rocks, inclines, and declines.
One of my favorite trails.

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1 month ago

I did hike all the sections (4), the first section of the trail you can call easy, but for the most part, this trail has a lot of roots and rocks. Long inclines and declines.
Tree coverage, peaceful, a few people, but not too many.
I was challenged because I was expecting easy; it's more moderate to hard, so it took longer than I expected.
Trails are well marked.

Link to download map:
http://mdc7.mdc.mo.gov/applications/moatlas/AreaSummaryPage.aspx?txtAreaID=8208#TrailResults

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2 months ago

Easy beautiful wide path . Homesteads , wells , creeks and crevices , right outside of town , one of my favorite trails to run !

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7 months ago

a beautiful clean trail. gorgeous view!

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7 months ago

Great hike! Very scenic views.

7 months ago

7 months ago

Nice mellow hike, good for kids.
You get to walk on some cool rock formations.

9 months 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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9 months 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.

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10 months ago

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