The 36-mile Frisco Highline Trail connects Springfield to Bolivar, winding its way through Missouri farm country along an abandoned rail corridor. The 8-mile section from Springfield to the north end of Willard is paved. Continuing north toward Walnut Grove the trail is compacted crushed gravel. A 3-mile paved section in Bolivar has been completed, along with a trailhead facility. Use care when crossing Route 13.
The trail features 16 bridge crossings.
Parking and Trail Access
To Willard from Springfield: Go north on West Bypass as it turns into Highway 160. The trailhead parking lot is on Jackson Street next to Willard High School. Equestrian parking is also available at Cotner's Corner Store at the junction of Highways 160 and 123 or at the Walnut Grove trailhead on Highway BB.
To Walnut Grove from Springfield: Go north on Highway 160 through Willard. Turn north on Highway 123. Turn east on Highway BB and travel about 0.25 mile to the trailhead parking lot on the south side of BB.
The Bolivar trailhead parking lot is located on Broadway Street, 4 blocks west of the downtown square. For more access and parking information, click on the links to the right under "Related Links."
Bolivar South: Hot Dry Weather – But Interesting & Fun
I did this trail mid-July following several weeks of no-rain hot weather. The trail showed signs of drought, but it was still interesting and fun to ride. I started at the trailhead in Bolivar, and rode south to near Willard and back. I didn’t go into ...
From Springfield to Bolivar
My wife and I rode the complete trail on Thursday, 06/03/10. I rode an old Fisher Hoo Koo E Koo mountain bike while my wife rode her new Scott Sportster P3 Hybrid. This was our first trip on the FH. We left at 8:00 A.M. and arrived at the Bolivar trail ...
Nelson L. Parke
"A notice is on the trail website, but not on this site. I went to the trail this morining and mile 17 to 23 is closed due to recent heavy rains, they arew working on it but it will take some time to get back in rideaable condition. There are some rough ...