Victoria Glades Conservation Area Loop

MODERATE 24 reviews

Victoria Glades Conservation Area Loop is a 2.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near De Soto, Missouri that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.2 miles
367 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



trail running




wild flowers


1.5 miles from Hillsboro. On Hillsboro Victoria Road

2 months ago

Tried to hike it but there was no clear path and it was confusing where it started. It was all over grown and poison ivy everywhere.

5 months ago

....It made for an enjoyable, scenic hike....We went counterclockwise, so ended with the best views....It was a little muddy....We only did the loop on the western side (across the road from the TH)....Will definitely be back soon to the the eastern trails....And then later, after it greens up really good, I'll be back to do em all.... I would definitely recommend this place.... :)

5 months ago

....It was a pleasant, moderate hike....even in early March....Only did the western loop, but will be back for the unmapped, eastern trails....Soon.... :)

5 months ago

It was pretty muddy today, as expected. Hoping to do the trail, again, in the Spring/Summer to see the trees full and the wild flowers.

Friday, April 07, 2017

Short hike so I did it clockwise and then counterclockwise to get views from both directions - it was a little muddy but not bad - had the whole trail to myself - it was great!!!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

pretty once you get over all the trash. however lots of trash to get through

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Great trail! Our dogs loved d it!

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Karen and I were invited on an end of year hike with some of my sister's neighbors. Its an annual event for this group of friends and we were fortunate enough to get the invite. So we headed to Victoria Glades Conservation Area just south of Hillsboro, Mo. to meet up with the group.

After a little mishap on finding the trailhead, the group quickly assembled and 17 of us headed out for the 2.2 mile Victoria Glades Trail. The trailhead parking lot actually sits accros the road from the actual trail, and quickly climbs the hill and ridges of the property.

The trail was not tough, but due to the high temps and ground thaw, there was plenty of mud and slick spots. We went clockwise on the trail, and there was not much scenery on the trail until about 1-1/2 miles in to the hike when we actually saw some of the glades. The last 1/2 mile of the hike was pretty cool, as this was through the predominate glade area on the property.

All in all, it was not our fastest time hiking, but it was a great day to be out hiking with good people. Not a bad way to ring out 2016.

Difficulty: Beginner
Ascent: 384 ft
Descent: 1544 ft
Max Elevation: 1833 ft
Tags: hiking, Victoria Glades Conservation Area, Victoria Glades Trail

Friday, December 02, 2016

beautiful place to see wildflowers in spring and summer!

Friday, November 25, 2016

Great trail to hike with wife and my dogs. A few hills and nice scenery

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Pretty Hike. A initial climb then smooth sailing. Great view up at top and again on backside. You want to cross the road from the parking lot to main trail. There is a trail on the parking lot side but it just ends in the middle of the woods. You can explore around on both sides of road.

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