Glade Top Trail

Scout Route
5/5 (1 reviews)

Every trail guide in full detail for $0.80/week*

Get access to thousands of Trails Offroad™ Trail Guides with
  • Detailed Waypoints
  • Photos and video on the trail
  • Comprehensive list of concerns
  • Community trail reviews
  • PLUS Trails Offroad™ Scout Routes
Check out a nearby All-Access Preview trail guide:
*Billed annually at $39.99/year
Hero: Glade Top Trail
small-sr Icon

The Glade Top Trail is part of a National Forest Scenic Byway as it meanders through the Mark Twain National Forest Southeast of Springfield, Missouri. The route follows a ridge line with great views of the surrounding countryside. If the weather is good, one can even see into Arkansas on the horizon 40 miles south. There are several overlooks with open areas comprised of limestone and dolomite formations mixed in with woodlands. Near Caney Picnic Area, an old fire tower is no longer used. The tower is fenced off, and climbing it is prohibited.

Additionally, there is a small cave next to the Caney Picnic Area with a short trail to a small entrance. Several campsites can be found to accommodate small or large groups. If you are in the area, this is an easy trail worth visiting.