Valley View Glades Natural Area

About this Area

For more information call
(636) 441-4554
Total Acres

At Valley View Glades Natural Area, you're only a few steps away from a spectacular view! Just a short stroll from the parking lot brings you through a wooded corridor and to a breathtaking vista. A sprawling open glade complex that features striking flower displays during spring and summer. A dusting of frost in the winter offers another incredible sight. Continuing the two-to-three-mile trail brings hikers up and down through woods, over intermittent streams and along additional open glades for a truly diverse experience. The 225-acre Valley View Glades area is part of a much larger complex of glades that extends eastward and beyond Hillsboro and Desoto, to Festus, then south into Ste. Genevieve County. Victoria Glades, also part of this same glade complex, is also a short distance away.

Things to do when you visit: 
  • Hunting
    • Deer,
    • Squirrel,
    • Turkey
  • Bird Watching
  • Trails
    • Hiking
  • Entry PointEntry Point
  • Natural AreaNatural Area
  • Parking LotParking Lot
  • Hiking TrailHiking Trail
  • BoundaryBoundary

Hours of Operation

Area Hours
Sunday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
From Morse Mill, take Route B east 1 mile.
Area Regulations
Seasonal Hunting and Fishing Information