The Frisco Greenway Trail runs along a portion of the former St. Louis–San Francisco Railway (the Frisco), which played an important role in the development of Joplin and Webb City. Jasper County railbanked the line upon its abandonment by Burlington Northern in 1990, but the trail has been maintained by the Joplin Trails Coalition since its opening.
The trail treks through scenic woodlands in an area undergoing rapid residential development. A paved spur in Joplin along Turkey Creek connects the trail to neighborhoods along N. St. Louis Avenue and N. Florida Avenue.
There are currently three trailheads for the Frisco Greenway Trail, all of which offer parking. At the southern end in Joplin, park at the dedicated lot on E. North Street, between N. Division Avenue and N. School Avenue.
Farther north, park at the lot on N. St. Louis Avenue, just south of E. Zora Street. In Webb City, park at the trailhead behind Crowder College (next to the fire station) at Ellis Street and 5th Street.