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Spring Creek Gap Glade Trail

MODERATE 10 reviews

Spring Creek Gap Glade Trail is a 5.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Vienna, Missouri that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
941 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

camping

hiking

nature trips

forest

river

over grown

rocky

Spring Creek Gap Glade Trail, with its combination of forests, woodlands, steep topography, dolomite glades and old fields, is an extremely scenic area, especially during the fall color change. The forest has a nice display of spring wildflowers in the ravines. Cedar Creek, an intermittent stream, bisects the area.

This trail was a challenge for me, but I am not a diehard hiker. Lots of hills and creek crossing. This hike was full of sights to see. You can expect to see hill, bluffs, cedar glades, creek bottoms, hardwood timber and water falls just to mention a few features. You may see some wildlife, but I wouldn't expect to an abundance. There is water along this route, but I would make certain to have a Sawyer or LifeStraw. Beautiful hike. I plan on going back in the fall and winter.

backpacking
12 days ago

Very nice place to hike and backpack. Nice views and the creek is pleasant most of the year (unless drought). The glades area reminds me more of something you'd see out west. There are also more trails that connect into the main trail to make for some long hiking.

hiking
25 days ago

Great trail that looks to be a logging road that follows along ridge lines except when it dips down to cross a small stream, which it does a few times. The scenic overlook at the start of the trail, several pretty waterfalls and some huge sycamores really make this a wonderful trail. There are several steep descents and ascents with grades nearly 40% in some places so hiking poles are recommended. We got caught in a downpour but even then the stream never got over ankle deep.

Great hike if you’re training or looking for a workout. Rated as moderate, but it’s all up and down big hills. Not a walk in the park.

hiking
over grown
1 month ago

Nice wooded area, with the creek being a bonux

hiking
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