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.


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

Perfect with a child

   April, 2014 by jlrd13

I took my bike and a kiddie trailer to test out the trail before trying it with my grandson. Started in Webb City and rode the trail to Joplin and back. Very doable with a child! Well maintained trail. There were a couple road crossings, but just remember more

Great starter trail.

   May, 2012 by lrivers

I started out using the Frisco Greenway trail to get into cycling. Its now a daily part of my 15+ mile ride. I would recommend this trail to anyone and everyone, just be careful crossing Hwy 171. read more