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Pees Hollow Trail is a 5.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Bradleyville, Missouri that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round.

Length 5.7 mi Elevation gain 774 ft Route type Loop
Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Forest Views Wild flowers Rocky
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The Pea Hollow Loop at Hercules Glade starts at the Tower trailhead. The trail is a bit rugged and difficult to follow at times.

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Brandon McNeal
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There was a lot of rain earlier this morning and the past couple days so the trail had a lot of water on it and very muddy but a very enjoyable trail

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Jennifer Jones
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The terrain is nice and there are a few nice views with the leaves off. There were several dry creek beds that look like they would be very pretty when it’s wetter. The trail was mostly obvious however they were very few blazes. Using this app really helped a couple of times.

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Tammy On The Trail
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This is the Pees Hollow loop at Hercules Glade starting at the Tower trailhead. I did the loop counter clockwise. I rather enjoyed this loop. This was my first time on it as well as first time starting on the east side of Hercules. The route was somewhat rugged and more often than not, the trail was difficult to find. That mostly could be the time of year (fresh fallen leaves covering the trail), but I would take caution and have GPS if you can as well as backup paper map. Keep alert and look for signs of human activity on the trail. There were several places where there was literally no sign of the trail for many yards. If it weren't for my GPS (Gaia GPS), I wouldn't have known I was or wasn't on the actual trail. I hadn't been on a new trail in Missouri for quite some time, so I rather enjoyed this one. It was remote and isolated. I was the only person on it that morning. The views were great. Nice stream crossing. I didn't find the trail all that challenging going counter clockwise as far climbing. Unless the creek is frozen, I would expect to get my feet wet crossing it. The sign for the start of this loop is very hard to see. There is a small sign which is brown and blends into the tree, whether you start clockwise or counter clockwise. Once you pass the trail register for the tower trail, the counter clockwise pattern will be the first right shortly after. If you plan on going clockwise, you will go further down the tower trail first. As a matter of fact after this trail later in the day, I also hiked the tower trail and I was looking for the other start point for this trailhead and I missed it all together, so be cautious and keep an eye out for it. I would recommend this trail for those who like the ruggedness and isolation but probably not for beginner hikers or those who just enjoy getting out in the woods on a rare occasion. There were plenty of other trails that would be better suited for those purposes. This trail demands some navigational skills and a keen eye on what to look for as far as human activity for tracking to make sure you are on the trail. Happy Trails! tammyonthetrail.com

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Greg Fuller
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We saw a couple of deer along the way and also a young raccoon. There were several streams and a couple of small waterfalls also. We happen to not see any other hikers, but we had fun enjoying nature.

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Tammy Ryan
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Be sure to go clockwise, rather you come back ALL uphill. Got off the trail a few short bits but no problems.

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Jill Overturf
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Good hike. Would be best in cooler weather. Taking counter-clockwise led to a mile uphill at the end which was almost 100*. Some beautiful views! Will be a great trail in fall and spring when water is flowing. Mid-August was almost completely dry.

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Ryan Preis
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Great trail with some fairly engaging gains for the casual hiker. Trail gets a bit sloppy after a heavy rain as a good portion of it is dry creek bed. Beautiful scenic overlook a little over a mile into the loop if you start counterclockwise. We camped there (not sure if you’re allowed, but there were some primitive fire pits so we figured we weren’t the first) and the night was simply incredible. Be sure to practice lnt if you do.

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Kerry Ramroth
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Cold this time of year. Bring a gps, paper map and compass. Somebody tried to mark the trail but with the fallen leaves it’s easy to lose it. Some interesting things to see along the way.

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Brandy Henderson
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Nice loop trail. This is a fairly level trail, not overly strenuous. Some rocky areas and a few places where the trail branches but isn’t marked well. GPS or map and compass is a good idea. There’s a scenic overlook side trail about 1.5 Miles to the left if you are going counterclockwise (recommended direction), not sure where the side trail goes as we followed it for about .5 Miles and found nothing. Some decent water sources. Good combination of forest and glades.

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Paul W.
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Great trail and pretty easy to follow. Glades are nice, plus Brushy Creek is a beautiful spot, so bring a camera. Also, a good workout.

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Paul W.
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A great trail, and easy to follow. About the right mixture of woods, Glades, and creeks. Great opportunities for pictures. I did see a lot of tracks from deer, turkey, and a bear track. Overall a nice trail, and the right length. I did the trail clockwise and the last mile of the trail was up hill, so be ready for a workout. And yes, there are black bears and other predatory animals in the Hurcules Glade Wilderness Area. The wild life probably won't bother you but, you need to be aware that this is their home, and they do live there.

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Garnet Ratliff
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The scenic parts are at the beginning and the ending of the trail, it's very poorly marked. It took about 3.5 hours to complete due to lack of trail markers and going on game trail. One plus was a side trail called Scenic view that offer a great panoramic view.

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John Leppert
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As stated at the tower trailhead, the trails in this area lack good markings so take heed and be prepared. Newer signs are posted marking the trailheads making it easy to locate. There are some unmarked splits along the trail and fallen leaves can mask the trail in some spots. The trail offers some nice scenery and some slight elevation changes. It took me about 2.5 hrs to complete.

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Branden Woodall
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Terrance Stewart
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Jesse Nivens
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Nathaniel Brown
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Joe Sellers
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Hellacious Joker
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Kerry Ramroth
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Bonnee Pelton
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Tammy Ryan
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