Joplin, MO Running Trails and Maps

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Bella Vista Lake Trail

1.75 mi
State: AR
Asphalt, Concrete

Frisco Greenway Trail

5.6 mi
State: MO
Asphalt, Gravel

North Bentonville Trail

2.2 mi
State: AR
Concrete

Razorback Regional Greenway

36.7 mi
State: AR
Asphalt, Concrete

Ruby Jack Trail

16 mi
State: MO
Crushed Stone, Gravel

Thom Station Trail

1.4 mi
State: MO
Asphalt, Concrete, Gravel

Watco Trail

1 mi
State: KS
Asphalt

Wishing Springs Trail

1.6 mi
State: AR
Concrete
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The Bella Vista Lake Trail forms a loop around Bella Vista Lake in the park of the same name, located along Bentonville's northern edge. Along with this popular paved fitness trail, the park contains...
AR 1.75 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The southern terminus of the Frisco Greenway Trail is tucked into an unassuming neighborhood in Joplin. From there, the gravel trail winds northward along the former St. Louis–San Francisco Railway,...
MO 5.6 mi Asphalt, Gravel
The North Bentonville Trail forms an arc around—you guessed it—the northern part of Bentonville, a growing city in northwest Arkansas. The scenic trail winds through woodlands and along a trickling...
AR 2.2 mi Concrete
Completed in 2015, the Razorback Regional Greenway spans a large portion of Northwest Arkansas, connecting the bustling hubs of Bentonville and Fayetteville with the growing suburban communities of...
AR 36.7 mi Asphalt, 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....
MO 16 mi Crushed Stone, Gravel
Thom Station Trail sits on an old Frisco railbed in the town of Carl Junction, just 15 minutes north of Joplin, Missouri. It’s a relatively short trail, 2.8 miles roundtrip. The southern half of the...
MO 1.4 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Gravel
The Watco Trail, named for the short-line railroad operator headquartered in Pittsburg, stretches diagonally through the Kansas city just west of downtown. The trail is open on a portion of the former...
KS 1 mi Asphalt
The Wishing Springs Trail is a crucial link between two popular trails in Bentonville's extensive system. In the south, the trail begins at a junction with the North Bentonville Trail, which branches...
AR 1.6 mi Concrete

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North Bentonville Trail

fairly level and access to all level of difficulty unpaved trails

August, 2020 by mp6agsi4i9

We ride the pavement which was in perfect shape and not overly crowded. But the paths on both sides of the trail were calling to us. Would be a great place to learn to mountain bike and also has access to a wide variety of trails.

Frisco Greenway Trail

Incredible

August, 2020 by desade500

The wife and I have just started walking, as a means of much needed exercise. I am a former powerlifter and she was once an athlete, in golden years past. We have been walking by Shoal Creek, a great walk, and it is nearer to our house, but once we walked this trail we both fell in love. Great walk. Even when it is busy, there are quiet moments to see nature and wildlife. Most people you pass say hello, nod, or let you pet their dog. That may just be the people of Joplin, but still it is an incredibly beautiful, friendly, and surprisingly strenuous walk. We are gonna do the whole thing soon, and once we do she says we are going to mountain bike the whole thing. What a great natural spot to escape to. Joplin is blessed with such beautiful natural settings.

Thom Station Trail

Short & Sweet!

July, 2020 by dianevasilis

This trail is great for a stroll or a quick bike ride. Beautiful scenery and you can start either off of Allan St or from Briarbrook.

Accordion

Razorback Regional Greenway

A Gem of a Trail

May, 2020 by rzrbknil

We put in at the start of the trail in Bella Vista & rode to South Fayetteville, 35 miles. Very scenic with a variety of terrain & yes there are a few hills. I would advise riding it from the other direction from Fay to BV because of that but nonetheless a great trail from start to finish.

Frisco Greenway Trail

Nice trail....start at the Crazy Llama coffee shop in Webb City

June, 2019 by hollyajones1961

Hard to find the beginning of the trail from the maps but found it started by the coffee shop! The port a potty was actually in the middle of the trail....use it because there isn’t one at the end in Joplin! Will definitely ride it again. Nice tree canopy coverage in much of the trail!

Razorback Regional Greenway

Very good trail! Nice Ride!

May, 2019 by bkn94

Rode the southern portion of the trail in May 2019. Started at the "Bike Route Bike Shop"and went south to Kessler Mountain Regional Park and back. Trail is well kept and thought out. One thing I noticed, as a first time visitor to the area, riding south is more intuitive than riding back north. That being said, the trail is well designed and well kept. 4.5 stars! Lastly, after your ride, make sure to stop at HUGO's for a meal! The "Blue Moon Burger" is tasty!
Thx
BN

Razorback Regional Greenway

Best Ever!

May, 2019 by susanaldridge555

I can’t say enough great things about this trail. Rode it without any fuss and beautiful I might add! A treat for sure’

Razorback Regional Greenway

great trail

September, 2018 by rpmagee

I was in Arkansas last week, visiting from PA and rode this trail, one of the best trails I have ever ridden. I am on a quest to ride 100 miles in each state and rode 62 miles one day and 40 the next and greatly enjoyed this trail. Going through a couple of towns the way the trail and the road is separated was fantastic.

Razorback Regional Greenway

Signage ??

August, 2018 by adrianwright100

As visitors, rode some of the Greenway for first time this week. Awesome trail system. We thought the Tulsa OK trails were good but this system has them beaten for standard and variety of users. We rode trikes but the systems available for all grades of mountain bikers was phenomenal.
Only complaint we had, maybe more of a comment, signage could be better in some places. As the system is made up of many trails, it was confusing when trying to go from one to another. Got onto the wrong trail twice because no signage at any trail splits.only reason we didn't give 5 stars.

Ruby Jack Trail

Love this Trail

June, 2018 by nikkirhill1987

I ride this trail everyday. There is not a ton of people on it so it's really nice. Not a lot of elevation gain. Perfect for people wanting to get into cycling. I can't wait till JTC can link up CJ to Carthage!

Razorback Regional Greenway

Fun times!

July, 2017 by randy17

We love riding our bikes on the Razorback Regional Greenway. You can pick and choose different places to park and ride. We enjoy riding with friends whenever we can.

Frisco Greenway Trail

Short, but sweet

July, 2017 by travisgarren

The Frisco Greenway is within a mile of my house. It is supported by local volunteers and donations. The surface is hard packed gravel that is appropriate for runners and hybrid bikes. It is well traveled during the daylight and has very few road crossings. There are some connecting paved bike paths (extra wide sidewalks) at about the midpoint of the trail. There is no water on the trail, but there is a porta-potty at the mid point and the south end.

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