Bolivar, MO Walking Trails and Maps

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Fassnight Creek Greenway

1.2 mi
State: MO
Concrete

Frisco Highline Trail

37.6 mi
State: MO
Asphalt, Gravel

Fulbright Spring Greenway

3 mi
State: MO
Asphalt, Concrete

Galloway Creek Greenway

5 mi
State: MO
Asphalt

James River Greenway

2.7 mi
State: MO
Asphalt, Concrete

Jordan Creek Greenway

3 mi
State: MO
Asphalt, Concrete

South Creek Greenway

8 mi
State: MO
Asphalt, Concrete

Ward Branch Greenway

4 mi
State: MO
Asphalt, Concrete

Wilson's Creek Greenway

5 mi
State: MO
Asphalt, Concrete
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
Fassnight Creek Greenway is a 1.2 mile multi-use east-west trail in the heart of Springfield, about a mile southwest of Missouri State University. The paved trail meanders right alongside the...
MO 1.2 mi Concrete
The 37.6-mile, partially paved Frisco Highline Trail connects Bolivar and Springfield with plenty to see along the way. If you travel from north to south, you’ll find that the corridor rises at about...
MO 37.6 mi Asphalt, Gravel
Taking residents and visitors through the natural areas in the north of Springfield, the Fulbright Spring Greenway is a hidden gem of Ozark’s Greenway System. The trail was initially named after the...
MO 3 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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 2.7 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Jordan Creek Greenway is a paved 3-mile multiuse trail in downtown Springfield, Missouri. There trail exists in 3 disconnected segments: The most northerly section runs for about a mile from...
MO 3 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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
Ward Branch Greenway is 4.8 miles existing in 3 discrete sections in south Springfield, Missouri. The northernmost segment begins at Cox Medical Center on E Bradford Parkway, ducks underneath SR 60...
MO 4 mi Asphalt, Concrete
As with many of the greenways in the Ozark trail system, the Wilson’s Creek Branch trail follows the route of an eponymous waterway. The trail begins at the Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park down to Republic...
MO 5 mi Asphalt, Concrete

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Trails by activity

James River Greenway

MO - 2.7 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...

Wilson's Creek Greenway

MO - 5 miles

As with many of the greenways in the Ozark trail system, the Wilson’s Creek Branch trail follows the route of an eponymous waterway. The trail begins at the Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park down to Republic...

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,...

Fulbright Spring Greenway

MO - 3 miles

Taking residents and visitors through the natural areas in the north of Springfield, the Fulbright Spring Greenway is a hidden gem of Ozark’s Greenway System. The trail was initially named after the...

Accordion

Ward Branch Greenway

MO - 4 miles

Ward Branch Greenway is 4.8 miles existing in 3 discrete sections in south Springfield, Missouri. The northernmost segment begins at Cox Medical Center on E Bradford Parkway, ducks underneath SR 60...

Fassnight Creek Greenway

MO - 1.2 miles

Fassnight Creek Greenway is a 1.2 mile multi-use east-west trail in the heart of Springfield, about a mile southwest of Missouri State University. The paved trail meanders right alongside the...

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...

Jordan Creek Greenway

MO - 3 miles

The Jordan Creek Greenway is a paved 3-mile multiuse trail in downtown Springfield, Missouri. There trail exists in 3 disconnected segments: The most northerly section runs for about a mile from...

Frisco Highline Trail

MO - 37.6 miles

The 37.6-mile, partially paved Frisco Highline Trail connects Bolivar and Springfield with plenty to see along the way. If you travel from north to south, you’ll find that the corridor rises at about...

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 - 2.7 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,...

Frisco Highline Trail

MO - 37.6 miles

The 37.6-mile, partially paved Frisco Highline Trail connects Bolivar and Springfield with plenty to see along the way. If you travel from north to south, you’ll find that the corridor rises at about...

Accordion

Jordan Creek Greenway

MO - 3 miles

The Jordan Creek Greenway is a paved 3-mile multiuse trail in downtown Springfield, Missouri. There trail exists in 3 disconnected segments: The most northerly section runs for about a mile from...

Wilson's Creek Greenway

MO - 5 miles

As with many of the greenways in the Ozark trail system, the Wilson’s Creek Branch trail follows the route of an eponymous waterway. The trail begins at the Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park down to Republic...

Fulbright Spring Greenway

MO - 3 miles

Taking residents and visitors through the natural areas in the north of Springfield, the Fulbright Spring Greenway is a hidden gem of Ozark’s Greenway System. The trail was initially named after the...

Fassnight Creek Greenway

MO - 1.2 miles

Fassnight Creek Greenway is a 1.2 mile multi-use east-west trail in the heart of Springfield, about a mile southwest of Missouri State University. The paved trail meanders right alongside the...

Ward Branch Greenway

MO - 4 miles

Ward Branch Greenway is 4.8 miles existing in 3 discrete sections in south Springfield, Missouri. The northernmost segment begins at Cox Medical Center on E Bradford Parkway, ducks underneath SR 60...

Frisco Highline Trail

MO - 37.6 miles

The 37.6-mile, partially paved Frisco Highline Trail connects Bolivar and Springfield with plenty to see along the way. If you travel from north to south, you’ll find that the corridor rises at about...

Fassnight Creek Greenway

MO - 1.2 miles

Fassnight Creek Greenway is a 1.2 mile multi-use east-west trail in the heart of Springfield, about a mile southwest of Missouri State University. The paved trail meanders right alongside the...

Fulbright Spring Greenway

MO - 3 miles

Taking residents and visitors through the natural areas in the north of Springfield, the Fulbright Spring Greenway is a hidden gem of Ozark’s Greenway System. The trail was initially named after the...

James River Greenway

MO - 2.7 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...

Accordion

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...

Ward Branch Greenway

MO - 4 miles

Ward Branch Greenway is 4.8 miles existing in 3 discrete sections in south Springfield, Missouri. The northernmost segment begins at Cox Medical Center on E Bradford Parkway, ducks underneath SR 60...

Jordan Creek Greenway

MO - 3 miles

The Jordan Creek Greenway is a paved 3-mile multiuse trail in downtown Springfield, Missouri. There trail exists in 3 disconnected segments: The most northerly section runs for about a mile from...

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,...

Wilson's Creek Greenway

MO - 5 miles

As with many of the greenways in the Ozark trail system, the Wilson’s Creek Branch trail follows the route of an eponymous waterway. The trail begins at the Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park down to Republic...

Recent Trail Reviews

Wilson's Creek Greenway

Great trail-poor markings even using Traillink map!

September, 2021 by longellob

We parked at Tal's Trailhead and went North. There were some challenging hills as the path wandered through open pasture and forest. We followed the map from TrailLink and missed the path twice which kind of screwed up our mileage goal! We stopped at Rutledge Wilson's Farm Park...what a treat! Don't pass this stop up. A working farm with opportunity to interact with the goats, mini-ponies and sheep. We started back to ride the South Creek Greenway and realized the beginning of that trail was at the top of a large hill and a bit of the path is on a very busy road. We watched a cyclist navigate the traffic and decided to call it quits! Always enjoy riding new trails and this experience would have been better with trail markings.

Galloway Creek Greenway

Great for my first "trail" walk!

July, 2021 by lreno9771

I started at Pershing school and walked in one mile. The trail was fantastic ( I am used to my gravel on where I live); and had mile markers on the asphalt every .2 miles. Asphalt all the way I walked and mostly shaded; lots of trees, simply a beautiful experience!

Fulbright Spring Greenway

Disappointing

June, 2021 by n1203us

Cute little trail with a water hazard. We stayed at Cooks RV and rode the bikes to the trailhead at the school. We got about a mile into it and came across a creek crossing. There is no bridge, so you have to ride through the creek on a concrete pad. There is signage that says not to cross through the water, so I assume that this creek is normally dry. The blacktop needs to be upgraded in a few spots.

Accordion

South Creek Greenway

Good urban trail

May, 2021 by adsaxs

We picked up the trail at the end of South Kings Avenue which is near the McDaniel Park trailhead. This urban trail has quite a bit of turns and curves. Trail width varies depending on the location and follows the creek for the most part. Mile markers and directional signs are painted on the pavement. For the first 1.6 miles, there are a few street crossings and the trail parallels roads. A short distance after you cross over the Kansas Expressway overpass, the trail goes through the Springfield Botanical Gardens. Plan on a stop here to stroll through one of the many gardens. The botanical gardens are gorgeous. The trail continues on for a short distance through a shady area and you can almost forget you are in a major city. We turned around at MM 5.4, West Battlefield Rd.

The trail surface was good. You cycle through two short tunnels which might be flooded after a heavy rain. It also seems that the section of the trail beyond the botanical gardens could also be subject to some flooding. We are not from the area so can’t comment for sure on flooding. I would recommend this trail. There are no amenities along the trail.

Frisco Highline Trail

Willard TH to Springfield TH

May, 2021 by adsaxs

We parked at the paved Willard Trailhead at 107 E. Jackson Street and headed towards Springfield. We were only interested in a short out-and-back ride on the asphalt section and that section of the trail served its purpose. We have hybrid bicycles. The trail was in pretty good shape. There was one section where tree roots uprooted the pavement and one or two trees could have used pruning. Part of the trail is shady. If you are looking for a scenic trail, this one isn’t it. The section we rode goes through industrial areas – concrete factory, airport, trucking business, mini storage before ending at the Kearny trailhead in Springfield. Except for the Willard trailhead which has restrooms, picnic area and bicycle shop, there are no amenities along this section of the trail. We would recommend the pizza place across from the Willard trailhead – the pizza was excellent!

Fassnight Creek Greenway

Nice little trail. Fassnight park can be a little rowdy but that is only a small fraction of the trail and it depends on when you travel through. The second half was definitely my favorite.

April, 2021 by rheyhr

Nice little trail. Fassnight park can be a little rowdy but that is only a small fraction of the trail and it depends on when you travel through. The second half was definitely my favorite.

Fassnight Creek Greenway

Nice little trail. Fassnight park can be a little rowdy but that is only a small fraction of the trail and it depends on when you travel through. The second half was definitely my favorite.

April, 2021 by rheyhr

Nice little trail. Fassnight park can be a little rowdy but that is only a small fraction of the trail and it depends on when you travel through. The second half was definitely my favorite.

Frisco Highline Trail

Started at Bolivar and turned around at mile marker 31 since it was not paved after this point, getting dark, and was muddy! Definitely take detour when it says so you don't have to backtrack. Not safe to cross the highway there!

April, 2021 by sbrown22

Started at Bolivar and turned around at mile marker 31 since it was not paved after this point, getting dark, and was muddy! Definitely take detour when it says so you don't have to backtrack. Not safe to cross the highway there!

Wilson's Creek Greenway

Nice trail but a little unusual

October, 2020 by movingwater

If you park at Taj's trailhead and go south, there are a couple of hills to negotiate where the trail couldn't follow the floodplain of Wilson's Creek. And the Springfield treatment center is just across the creek, so there are some odors. Going north from Taj's trailhead the trail crosses some cowfields that sometimes contain cattle, so there are gates to open and close in a few places and cow patties to decorate the trail. But a nice trail that is not heavily traveled and asphalt paved, a good place for a rural walk or ride close to Springfield's west side.

Frisco Highline Trail

I love it

October, 2020 by bdeegan_tl

This ride never gets old

James River Greenway

A lesson in bike riding

September, 2020 by bdeegan_tl

Unfortunately you can’t reach the whole trail from the Springfield Lake parking lot. Only about 1 mile of it is accessible from this point. We made the best of it and rode all around the park and got our 5 miles. Just a heads up that this trail does not have a connection across the river

Frisco Highline Trail

Beautiful day!

September, 2020 by bdeegan_tl

A very nice ride. This probably has already been said somewhere but the first 8 miles are pavement and very very comfortable. I did 12 miles today and turned around, but I’m setting a goal to do all 37 miles sometime.

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