Pole Hollow Loop is a 4.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Bradleyville, Missouri that features a waterfall 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.

Distance: 4.6 miles Elevation Gain: 590 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

camping

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

rocky

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blowdown
muddy
over grown
rocky
7 days ago

My wife is new to backpacking and this was a challenge for her. There had been a storm go through the day before so lots of water and mud. The pole hollow leg of the trail loop was overgrown and not well marked in parts. Overall we had a great time and a lot of enjoyment. The downside was we never seen the falls following the trail in the app.

rocky
1 month ago

I took my three boys, 7, 8, & 11 on our first long hike. It was quite an adventure for all four of us, as we had never been to Hercules Glades. The temperature was a perfect 60°. We found a nice little waterfall about halfway where Long Creek and Pete Hollow meet and had a lunch break. We also found several editable mushrooms along the way too. It took us about 4 hours to complete the loop. Great hike!

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washed out
2 months ago

If you think you want to take a jogging stroller on this trail, think again. It was very rocky in many places. It was hard to get a footing. The trail was poorly marked and due to lots of rain was muddy and washed out in several places. A few beautiful views and the river is nice to play in about 1/2 through. Be beautiful in summer/fall. Definitely a place we will come back to.

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rocky
2 months ago

If you think you might to take a jogging stroller on this trail, think again. This trail was very rocky. Hard to get good footings in many areas. It was a very serene hike and the river was up due to lots of rain and the river was as fun to play in about the 1/2 mark. Would be beautiful in summer or fall! Will come back!

5 months ago

Even during late fall/early winter trail was still beautiful with countless evergreens. Pretty rocky in spots. Pretty overgrown in spots. Making it difficult to keep track of the trail. Thanks to the All Trails app and we were able to stay on track. We definitely plan on returning and to try other trails at Hercules-Glade.

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rocky
Sun Feb 03 2019

Pole Hollow was a nice loop. You can primitive camp at the fire tower trailhead or backpack along the trail. Hiking either direction would be great. You pass along a ridgeline, view a few glades, hike a short while along the creek, just a nice varied hike. I will be coming back to hike more of the network of the trails here at Hercules wilderness.

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recorded Pole Hollow Loop

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recorded Recording - Sep 24, 6:04 PM

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