Lebanon, MO Running 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
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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

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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.

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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!

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.

South Creek Greenway

good ride

July, 2020 by dan.allen.50552

I like urban trails that twist and turn. I prefer signage that are on post, ones painted are much easier to miss. All in all great ride, scenery. Look like a lot of locals use trail which is great ¿¿

Frisco Highline Trail

great ride

July, 2020 by dan.allen.50552

We rode the entire trail out and back. We live near the KATY trail and that is always our reference. Trail is not as well maintained as KATY. The southern end is much better maintained. We started north at bolivar. The first 4 miles are paved or good. The next several miles are bad for narrow tires, to the extent that I rode my Mountian bike day two. We quit at 215 highway for 12.5. Then return same poor trail. Day 2 on mountain bike of course the trail was much better. The closer to Springfield the bet it got. The last 8 miles blacktop. All in all great ride, the only exception was that rough ride on the northern end.

South Creek Greenway

5.7 miles not 8.0

July, 2020 by gaber.family

Nice ride starting on the backside of the trail. Was worth the ride through the Nathanael Green Park to see the Botanical Gardens and the Rosten Butterfly House. As titled, it is marked at 5.7 miles. If you want a longer ride follow the directions at the end of the description and go up switchback to get to the Wilson Creek Trail. It transitions on surface streets. I only did the bottom leg (go left) and it was short with some challenging hills. Go through the parking lot to get to the upper segment of the trail.

Frisco Highline Trail

From Springfield

July, 2020 by gaber.family

I rode to mile 20 and back. Paved until mile 8.2 then crushed gravel, which was still good riding. At mile 17 the conditions worsened. Tree canopy gives good shade 75% of the time, but also, as noted by others, has a maze of hanging spider webs if you go early (before other riders clear them out). Ride bikes would not fare well on the tougher gravel after mile 17.

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