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Valley View Glades Main Trail

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Come see the wildflowers!


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Map Key

2.6

Miles

4.2

KM

Point to Point

753' 230 m

High

569' 173 m

Low

362' 110 m

Up

404' 123 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

This is one of the trails listed in the Sixty Hikes Within Sixty Miles of St. Louis guidebook. As the trail name suggests, the trail circles around a valley containing a glade of wildflowers. Much of the trail is shaded, and you pop out periodically to view the flowers. The trail has a lot of roots and rocks and short, sharp inclines. It looks like a miserable place to run in many sections. The trail, they say, is best in the spring when most of the flowers are in bloom, but there were plenty of them on a mid-June day when I was there.

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Shared By:

Kurt Pitts with improvements by Rick Ihnat

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  4.3 from 3 votes

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Valley View Glades
May 13, 2019 near Hillsboro, MO

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Jul 25, 2020
Michele S
This trail is short, but not an easy stroll and not appropriate for small children or elderly folks. You'll need more water than you think. 12.5mi — 3h 00m
Jul 11, 2020
Rick Ihnat
a predominantly Wooded Trail that pops out periodically to look at a Glade of wildflowers. it is supposed to be particularly beautiful in the sprin… 2.6mi
Oct 27, 2019
Alan Eagle
Apr 11, 2019
Brett David
A little muddy in spots. The steams were flowing. Wild Flowers have not started blooming yet to their full potential. 2.9mi — 1h 21m
Apr 3, 2019
Erik Wild