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A long trail that extends the length of the Hercules Glades Wilderness Area.


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Map Key

7.4

Miles

11.8

KM

Point to Point

1,355' 413 m

High

702' 214 m

Low

131' 40 m

Up

785' 239 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

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Features Birding · Commonly Backpacked · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Standard wilderness area rules apply.

Description

Pilot Trail is a challenging hike that leads from the eastern parking lot and Pilot Trail Trailhead to the western border of the Hercules Glades Wilderness Area.

In the direction mapped, the trail mostly descends to the west, however, the terrain is a rather rugged dirt singletrack that traverses just below the Upper and Lower Pilot Knobs; scrambling to the tops of these offers elevated views across the valleys. There are several trail junctions along the way, but stay straight at each one.

The trail ends at Long Creek.

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After the storm
Apr 29, 2023 near Kissee…, MO
Fire tower parking lot
May 14, 2019 near Kissee…, MO
Pees hollow trail
May 14, 2019 near Kissee…, MO
Pole Hollow trailhead off of Pilot Trail.
Apr 29, 2023 near Kissee…, MO
Start of pees hollow trail
May 14, 2019 near Kissee…, MO

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