Hennings Wildlife Refuge Loop via Glade Trail

MODERATE 67 reviews

Hennings Wildlife Refuge Loop via Glade Trail is a 5.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Branson, Missouri that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. 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.

5.5 miles
820 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running




wild flowers


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

Trailer is marked very well and was a great height

3 months ago

Beautiful trail, upkeep is very good. Rock features are outstanding along the route. Easy to get to and great nature feel even though it's right off a busy highway in the middle of Branson. You'd never know it while on the trail.

4 months ago

Lovely walk in the woods. Just what we were looking for

6 months ago

Enjoyable walk on a rugged/rocky trail that provided nice views.

6 months ago

Nice hike close to Branson. The terrain was rocky for the most part. The sounds of nature was partially interfered by the sounds of cars on the nearby highway. The landscape had a mix of the expected Ozark country interrupted by the sites of buildings from Branson. Fortunately, there are periods where you feel you left the city and made it into the country side.

8 months 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.

8 months 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.

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8 months ago

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

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

a beautiful clean trail. gorgeous view!

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Great hike! Very scenic views.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

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

Friday, November 11, 2016

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

Sunday, October 30, 2016

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.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

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

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Flowers are blooming

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

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

Thursday, April 21, 2016

easy quick trail

Monday, April 18, 2016

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

Monday, April 11, 2016

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.

Monday, April 04, 2016

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

Monday, April 04, 2016

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.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

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

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

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.

Monday, March 07, 2016

Great trail! Little bit of everything here!

Saturday, February 27, 2016

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

Sunday, February 07, 2016

A little bit of a challenge but not too much. Would recommend to a friend

Saturday, August 08, 2015

Nice break from the Branson traffic and crowds. Some steep areas, but overall short enough to be managed by all ages.

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Nice trails, mostly easy with a few moderately tough spots. lots of wildlife and several trails intersect, so you can go as short or as far as you want.

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Trail was decently rugged petty much right off the bat. A good pair of hiking boots is recommended. Get to Shane's Shortcut for some beautiful little waterfalls.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Great trail. Tough in spots easy in others. We did the whole loop of all the trails for 7 miles that included all our extra sight seeing. We'd def do this one again.

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