Frisco Greenway Trail

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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.

Parking and Trail Access

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.


Nice evening Walk

   May, 2016 by fakeemail32

We parked one car in Joplin off North st at the beginning of trail and was able to get nice shaded parking spot and there is a porta potty in this lot. We then hoped in other car and drove to web city near broadway which was difficult to find the trail more

Always Accessible

   July, 2015 by rnfraser

This trail through Joplin and Webb City has access points along its length. There are a couple of paved sections, but fine, graded gravel is well kept within the 'green tunnel' of trees most of the way. Deer, groundhogs, upland and aquatic birds can be more

Beautiful ride!

   September, 2014 by brian.wilkinson.7146

My wife and I rode a section of this trail from the Zora St/N. St.Louis Ave lot. A lady we met on the trail advised us to not park at the N. Division lot due to vandalism of vehicles in that lot. Another person also said there are homeless people camping more