May 13, 2011

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Glade Top Trail weaves for 23 miles through Ozark hill country, along narrow ridges. This is one of the most scenic byways in Missouri, and it cuts through Mark Twain National Forest and borders the Hercules Glades Wilderness Area. Spring and fall landscapes are particularly stunning, with the flaming fall foliage including the dazzling red and orange of the smoke tree and spring flowering beauties including the dogwood, rosebud, serviceberry, and wild fruit trees.

You can drive the trail in 45 minutes, but why not take a day and explore the many opportunities such as wildlife viewing, hunting, fishing, horseback riding and picnicking?


Northern Entrance: From Ava, take Hwy 5 for 5 miles to Hwy A. Follow Hwy A to County Road A409, which leads you straight to the entrance.

Southern Entrance: From Springfield, take Hwy 125 south for about 50 miles. Entrance is on the left. There is a sign there pointing the way.


May 13, 2011

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Glade Top Trail Flaming Fall Revue

Be sure to join us for the annual Glad Top Trail Flaming Fall Revue on October 16, 2011, from 10:30-2:30. We'll have church on the mountain surrounded by spectacular fall scenery, a good old fashioned BBQ lunch will be available, live music will fill the fall air, and many activities, such as, pumpkin painting and scarecrow making will be enjoyed by all! We hope to see you there! Call the Ava Chamber of Commerce for more information: 417-683-4594 or email us at

Judy Shields, Executive Director, Ava Chamber of Commerce more than 2 years ago


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