Wildcat Glades Walk is a 3.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Joplin, Missouri that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 3.4 miles Elevation Gain: 177 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

running

forest

partially paved

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

Local fishing and camping area, one unique species of lichens thrives in area.

flooded
13 days ago

flooded, so couldn't do entire trail. still nice hike for being so close to city. To many potheads

hiking
29 days ago

Typically a pretty nice trail; great view from the bluffs. Only downside is (if you consider it so) a lot of potheads like to go out to the bluffs and smoke so the smell and loungers could be annoying, but overall a great hike!

fishing
bugs
flooded
muddy
over grown
1 month ago

hiking
bugs
flooded
1 month ago

This trail is probably one of the best around here, after rain it’s a bit muddy and flooded but best time to see waterfalls! They also have little hidden caves. I also love that it runs along water and pups are welcome!

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

Love the cave waterfalls here after it rains. Such a pretty hike. Lots of different scenery.

hiking
1 month ago

Good city trail, one area on top of the bluffs not safe for small children. Overall a good trail to get a few miles in but not worth a long drive. Would be buggy in the summer, a lot of standing water.

running
bugs
off trail
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Had so much fun with friends walking this trail. Great for families!

hiking
2 months ago

Half the trail is great for the family but the other half is treacherous. Kids also like to party there. 10/10 for anyone over 18, 7/10 for people with young children.

hiking
2 months ago

One of the better trails in the Joplin area.

hiking
2 months ago

Awesome trail. Some paved and some gravel. Extreme elevation in parts. Super fun trail.

hiking
3 months ago

Easy hike on east side of river, rocky natural bluffs on the West side of the river. Lots of people all with the same “Spring fever”. Dry.

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail for easy to moderate hike! Highly recommended.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful trail, but is longer than 3.4 miles closer to 4.5 miles

3 months ago

much family loves this hike one of our all time favorites

hiking
bugs
muddy
rocky
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

I’m from out of town and stopped to do this trail on the way to see grand falls. Water levels were really high and the creek and bluffs were beautiful to walk along. Plenty of things to explore along the way. Long story short, I didn’t make it to Grand Falls before sundown because I spent so much time here Most of the trail is an actual running/biking/walking trail along the creek but there is a great spot where it splits off and goes up the bluffs. It was gorgeous. Got lots of great pictures. And if you’re paying attention there are lots of cool discoveries tucked away just off the trail.

hiking
off trail
5 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Beautiful trail. We did the full loop & stopped at a little ice cream shop “All Aboard Ice Cream” for a treat at the end.

hiking
7 months ago

Nice hike on an Oct. morning.

hiking
8 months ago

Took the family up and down this trail. Very easy for my little ones and they loved the water. Pretty popular with families, so there was plenty of people to talk to. The trails were all very well maintained and all beautiful. My kids and I liked reading all the informative plaques. The playground was a nice bonus.

hiking
10 months ago

love this trail for being so close to the city

hiking
muddy
rocky
washed out
11 months ago

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