Spring Creek Gap Glade Trail

MODERATE 19 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.

12 days ago

Trail was so overgrown and not marked well. Got lost in 3 different areas. I've always done moderate trails and I'm not new to hiking but this was challenging for me.

hiking
29 days ago

Great trail with awesome views. A decent amount of up/down ridge action but absolutely worth it. A few parts of the trail are fairly overgrown, but nothing that was unmanageable. Definitely pay attention to your map, got off trail in a couple spots. I love that it’s dog friendly, certainly wore my Catahoula out!

All around, up and down. Lots of animals and seclusion. Make sure you pay attention to the map.

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Not like walk in a park. But it’s not a hard trail. Just some down and up hill. I finished this trail with 2.5 hours. Be sure don’t go there after raining, otherwise it will be muddy. For my trip, only the part around H is a little muddy. I saw deers in this area. There are many branch road. Make sure you have the map so that you won’t be lost. There are many marks you can follow the red paint which will guide you in this route.

This trail is UP A STEEP HILL, DOWN A STEEP HILL, CROSS A CREEK, and repeat. It is a beautiful hike but some of the sections are a true challenge to your cardio.

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
3 months 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
3 months 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.

hiking
4 months ago

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
4 months ago

Nice wooded area, with the creek being a bonux

hiking
2 months ago

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