Trail Map: Hercules Glades Wilderness

It takes a long time to prepare the detailed trail maps from the GPS data we collect while hiking, so we thought we’d post information on Hercules Glades as we get a chance to produce it.

Here’s a link to a full topo map of the Hercules Glades Wilderness from www.ouachitamaps.com we’ve used in the past.

Official Websites and Brochures for Hercules Glades

Brochure: Welcome to Hercules Glades Wilderness (pdf)

Website: USDA: Hercules Glades Wilderness

Getting to the Coy Bald Trailhead – Hercules Glades Wilderness from Highway 65 (Springfield & Branson)

Hercules Glades can is easily accessible from both Springfield and Branson Missouri, by taking Highway 65. From Highway 65 take Highway 160 east through Forsyth. Stop and enjoy some of the very nice views of Lake Taneycomo along the way. The Coy Bald trailhead is on Cross Timber Road, 19.4 miles along Highway 160 from Highway 65. The unpaved road can get rough, so check your ground clearance. At our last visit the road had been recently regraded and the road was fairly easy going after the first couple of turns.


View Route to Hercules Glades Wilderness Coy Bald Trailhead from Hwy 65 in a larger map

Travelling East on Highway 160, Cross Timber Road which leads to the Hercules Glades Wilderness Coy Bald Trailhead. You can see it on Google Street View below.

The paved road ends at a ford. Do check the depth before crossing and remember that a sudden storm may trap you on the wrong side of the ford.

The track leading up to the Coy Bald Trailhead

Looking north at the start of the unpaved track to the Coy Bald Trail head. Immediately after crossing Cane Creek. Go right and follow the road up the hill.

Leaving Hercules Glades (Coy Bald Trailhead)

Looking south at the start of the paved section of Cross Timber Road leading to Highway 160. Check the depth of the ford before crossing and remember that a sudden storm may trap you on the wrong side of the ford.

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