Glade Top Trail


  • DesignationForest Service Byway (1989)
  • LocationMO
  • Length23 miles
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Glade Top Trail


Seven overlook pull-outs provide panoramic views of the Springfield Plateau to the northwest and south to the Boston Mountains in Arkansas. This two-lane, all-weather road was constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the late 1930’s and was named for the beautiful glades that surround the ridge tops. A glade is an open space surrounded by woods and filled with sunshine.

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