The popular Galloway Creek Greenway runs through southeastern Springfield. It begins at Pershing Middle School and heads south paralleling Lone Pine Avenue.
Although the trail has an urban feel, especially where it circumvents the busy US 65/60 cloverleaf interchange, there are scenic views to be had, such as the stretch through Sequiota Park and its connection to the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.
Nearby, along the north shoreline of Lake Springfield, you can extend your trip on the James River Greenway. Both are part of a local trail network being developed by Ozark Greenways, a nonprofit group in Springfield.
Parking is available at Pershing Middle School (2120 Ventura Avenue), Sequiota Park (3500 S. Lone Pine Avenue) and the Springfield Conservation Nature Center (4601 S. Nature Center Way).