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Frisco Highline Trail

36 mi
State: MO
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt

Galloway Creek Greenway

5 mi
State: MO
Asphalt

James River Greenway

1.7 mi
State: MO
Asphalt, Concrete

Jordan Creek Greenway

3 mi
State: MO
Asphalt, Concrete

Roark Creek Trail

3 mi
State: MO
Concrete

Ruby Jack Trail

16 mi
State: MO
Crushed Stone, Gravel

South Creek Greenway

8 mi
State: MO
Asphalt, Concrete

Table Rock Lakeshore Trail

2.2 mi
State: MO
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
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...
MO 36 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt
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,...
MO 5 mi Asphalt
The James River Greenway offers a pleasant route along tree-lined Lake Springfield on the south end of Springfield. The paved pathway offers scenic views of the lake, bluffs, and prairies, as well as...
MO 1.7 mi Asphalt, Concrete
MO 3 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Roark Creek Trail provides a pleasant, tree-lined east-west corridor across Branson. As it follows its namesake creek, the paved pathway provides access to North Beach Park on its east end and...
MO 3 mi Concrete
The Ruby Jack Trail runs for 16 miles between Carthage, MO, and the Kansas state line. The trail links the towns of Carthage, Oronogo, and Carl Junction, traversing farmland, wetland, and woodland. As...
MO 16 mi Crushed Stone, Gravel
Springfield's South Creek Greenway provides residents and visitors alike with a welcome dose of nature within the city's urban limits, and also serves as a useful off-road means of getting around and...
MO 8 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Table Rock Lakeshore Trail offers an easy, paved pathway to experience nature in southern Branson. Following the lake's shoreline, the trail winds through Table Rock State Park under a lush tree...
MO 2.2 mi Asphalt

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Galloway Creek Greenway

MO - 5 miles

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,...

James River Greenway

MO - 1.7 miles

The James River Greenway offers a pleasant route along tree-lined Lake Springfield on the south end of Springfield. The paved pathway offers scenic views of the lake, bluffs, and prairies, as well as...

Frisco Highline Trail

MO - 36 miles

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...

Accordion

Roark Creek Trail

MO - 3 miles

The Roark Creek Trail provides a pleasant, tree-lined east-west corridor across Branson. As it follows its namesake creek, the paved pathway provides access to North Beach Park on its east end and...

Table Rock Lakeshore Trail

MO - 2.2 miles

Table Rock Lakeshore Trail offers an easy, paved pathway to experience nature in southern Branson. Following the lake's shoreline, the trail winds through Table Rock State Park under a lush tree...

South Creek Greenway

MO - 8 miles

Springfield's South Creek Greenway provides residents and visitors alike with a welcome dose of nature within the city's urban limits, and also serves as a useful off-road means of getting around and...

Table Rock Lakeshore Trail

MO - 2.2 miles

Table Rock Lakeshore Trail offers an easy, paved pathway to experience nature in southern Branson. Following the lake's shoreline, the trail winds through Table Rock State Park under a lush tree...

South Creek Greenway

MO - 8 miles

Springfield's South Creek Greenway provides residents and visitors alike with a welcome dose of nature within the city's urban limits, and also serves as a useful off-road means of getting around and...

James River Greenway

MO - 1.7 miles

The James River Greenway offers a pleasant route along tree-lined Lake Springfield on the south end of Springfield. The paved pathway offers scenic views of the lake, bluffs, and prairies, as well as...

Galloway Creek Greenway

MO - 5 miles

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,...

Accordion

Frisco Highline Trail

MO - 36 miles

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...

Ruby Jack Trail

MO - 16 miles

The Ruby Jack Trail runs for 16 miles between Carthage, MO, and the Kansas state line. The trail links the towns of Carthage, Oronogo, and Carl Junction, traversing farmland, wetland, and woodland. As...

Ruby Jack Trail

MO - 16 miles

The Ruby Jack Trail runs for 16 miles between Carthage, MO, and the Kansas state line. The trail links the towns of Carthage, Oronogo, and Carl Junction, traversing farmland, wetland, and woodland. As...

Galloway Creek Greenway

MO - 5 miles

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,...

Table Rock Lakeshore Trail

MO - 2.2 miles

Table Rock Lakeshore Trail offers an easy, paved pathway to experience nature in southern Branson. Following the lake's shoreline, the trail winds through Table Rock State Park under a lush tree...

Accordion

James River Greenway

MO - 1.7 miles

The James River Greenway offers a pleasant route along tree-lined Lake Springfield on the south end of Springfield. The paved pathway offers scenic views of the lake, bluffs, and prairies, as well as...

South Creek Greenway

MO - 8 miles

Springfield's South Creek Greenway provides residents and visitors alike with a welcome dose of nature within the city's urban limits, and also serves as a useful off-road means of getting around and...

Roark Creek Trail

MO - 3 miles

The Roark Creek Trail provides a pleasant, tree-lined east-west corridor across Branson. As it follows its namesake creek, the paved pathway provides access to North Beach Park on its east end and...

Frisco Highline Trail

MO - 36 miles

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...

Recent Trail Reviews

Frisco Highline Trail

Trail needs a good tree trimming

July, 2017 by adsitonline

I rode this trail last summer from Springfield to Walnut Grove and back and really enjoyed it. This summer I stopped to ride the Northern section from Bolivar to Walnut Grove to see all the bridges. Ended up turning around just before Wishart due to all the low hanging tree branches and the spider webs that were hanging down between the tree branches on both sides of the path. After a couple of miles of plowing through them, I gave up especially after noticing a few dozen spiders crawling around my legs, arms, bike, helmet and across my glasses. I don't give up very easily but enough is enough. What a beautiful ride this trail would be if, like other trails, (especially the Katy Trail that I rode next), the towns along the trail would pitch in and trim it back.

Table Rock Lakeshore Trail

East Side of Table Rock

May, 2017 by noeljkelller

Excellent trail Signed, Parking at both ends of trail. Noel Keller

Ruby Jack Trail

Nice Trail December 3rd 2016

December, 2016 by juliaberry7409

We ran a 25k on this trail. Started at Carthage parking lot in the park due to more parking for race participants and entered the trail at trailhead and went to Grant St in Oranogo and back to Carthage. Round trip 15.6 miles. It was small white crushed chat similar to the Frisco Trail in Joplin. Pretty level with only noticeable incline getting on the trail at Carthage Trailhead. A few areas had some grass grown up on the trail but paths were still easy to run thru or ride a bike thru. Scenery past a salvage yard at the start then mostly farm and ranch land. No lose pets. Heard a couple dogs in 2 yards and farm with a loud rooster. Absolutely pleasant Trail experience! If it was paved I would give it a 5. Would love to have a trail similar in our community!!

Accordion

Roark Creek Trail

Mark the trail

September, 2016 by geofarrar_tl

Branson gets a C- on this trail. East end marking is either well hidden or non-existent. Went to Stockstill Park as secondary entry point. Nice but too short.

Ruby Jack Trail

Nice Trail

September, 2016 by jeffkasperski

I started our ride in Carthage with a couple of my grandchildren on mountain bikes. I did not know what to expect, but was pleasantly surprised. The trail was hard-packed gravel and was very smooth. We only went 3-4 miles west then returned. There are benches set up in several spots to rest. We all enjoyed the ride. I will be using this trail much more often. My wife will also join us on her beach cruiser.

Ruby Jack Trail

Trail still needs lots of work

July, 2016 by carilb

I was there last weekend and rode from CJ to where it basically ends just past CJ heading toward Carthage. I picked my bike up and carried it over the railroad tracks then road a bit further before it became covered in large rocks that you sink into and was so overgrown with weeds it basically didn't exist.

Ruby Jack Trail

Ruby Jack Upgrades

July, 2016 by robertherbst

We have just finished resurfacing 2 miles of the Ruby Jack from the Carthage Trail Head to Leggett and Platt. We placed fine gravel over the rough gravel that was there for several years. The trail is holding up well.
There are plans to extend the trail 1.5 miles to the west towards Carl Junction. We should know by the end of the summer of 2016 when this will take place.

Galloway Creek Greenway

Family Ride

July, 2016 by csschmidt

Nice, easy trail to do with kids. Trail has lots of trees & goes thru a park. I would also recommend the little restaurant along the trail, Galloway Grill. They are biker & kid friendly w/ good food & a decent selection of beers.

Frisco Highline Trail

Trees Need Trimmed

June, 2016 by kborneman

The Rusty Chain Gang went from Bolivar to Springfield and spent the night at the Courtyard and went back the next day.

No need to go into great detail as Emily's review was spot on. A mower and tree trimming is much needed on all sections of the trail. Some areas worse than others.

A reminder to everyone there is no water on the trail and pack extra water with you. I had 3 water bottles but needed the 4th.

I am looking forward in going back when I see some more positive feedback.

Frisco Highline Trail

Inconsistent maintenance marred a beautiful trail

June, 2016 by emilycsmith

It is a shame that a trail through such a gorgeous, natural area is so inconsistently maintained. My husband and I rode from south of Bolivar (MM 31) north into Bolivar one day, and the second day rode from MM 31 south on the unpaved portion of the trail down to around MM 21.

The paved portion of the trail was average; some roots, but overall decent. The road detour around Hwy 13 in Bolivar is rather long and a bit confusing if you don't know the area due to inadequate signage, but we figured it out.

Parts of the unpaved section south of Bolivar were smoothly packed limestone and very easy to ride on our road bikes, which are equipped with wide tires (1.35"). However, a good mowing and branch trimming was needed as the grass and weeds were high, and occasionally the trail would almost disappear in the weeds. But this was tolerable compared to the conditions we encountered the farther south we got.

We had hoped to make it to Walnut Grove at MM 16, but ended up turning around early due to the gravel conditions, mostly from the Little Sac River bridge (MM 23) to MM 21 (and probably farther south). This section appeared to have been relatively recently re-graveled, and not well. The gravel was larger and deeper than ideal (up to 3" deep in some places), leading to fish-tailing and difficulties controlling our bikes. I would recommend this section for mountain bikes only. It was nice to see that some maintenance had been done on this section, but unfortunately, it was not done well; the gravel was not spread evenly or thinly enough, making it somewhat hazardous and not fun to ride.

The bridge conditions were also inconsistent. Some appeared in dire need of maintenance. One wooden bridge had a large hole where a plank was missing, a very hazardous situation.

With more consistent and careful maintenance, this rail-trail could be the gem it should be, but it was a disappointing trail for us, especially compared to numerous other rail-trails we have ridden across the US.

Ruby Jack Trail

A Work in Progress

July, 2015 by rnfraser

This trail has been in the minds of Carl Junction, Oronogo, and Carthage for years. It is actively used by members of the AVA and the local Dogwood Trailblazers walking groups. I enjoy walks from the Oronogo access. From that point eastward to Carthage, the grading and gravel size are smooth, even allowing family members to ride bike comfortably at the same time I am walking. From Oronogo, westward, there is a mile of coarser, loose, larger gravel, older bridges and more overgrown vegetation. This is a section that runs under the nearby Highway 43. The Carl Junction end of the trail has received (is now still in action) a large amount of clearing, grading and new fine gravel application to make it a very strong, attractive portion of the trail. The trail is a good one. It has different character along different portions, but is still being upgraded each year.

Ruby Jack Trail

Carthage to Oronogo

July, 2015 by kmotoole

I rode this trail July 17, 2015 from Carthage to about 1 mile past Oronogo. The trail is decent, but that last mile was thicker gravel and the tires pretty much sank in. I was using 38's. We rode till the trail was pretty much covered with vegetation. I can't wait till it is finished all the way to Carl Junction. I will be back to ride the whole thing then.

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