Trails Near Joplin, MO

Frisco Greenway Trail

The trail treks through scenic woodlands in an area undergoing rapid residential development. A paved spur in Joplin along Turkey Creek connects the trail to neighborhoods along N. St. Louis Avenue and N. Florida Avenue.

  • 4 miles
  • Joplin, MO

Grand Lake O' The Cherokees

disney is located near Strang, Oklahoma. The trail is rated as difficult offers a number of activity options.

  • Strang, OK

Neosho Bicentenial Trail

Wooded, lots of steep hills, rocks and tree roots. Steep hills and deep hollows. Multi use trail both equestrian and mt. bikes. Directions: two miles south east of Neosho. Take hiway 60 east to hiway HH. Turn south for one quarter mile. Turn right on hiway TT, go south for one mile.

  • 4.5 miles
  • Neosho, MO

Piney Creek Trail

Piney Creek Trail is a 4.3 mile loop trail located near Viburnum, Missouri. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking. Horses are also able to use this trail. The trail is not marked, but it is not hard to follow.

  • 4.3 miles
  • Shell Knob, MO


Rock-n-Roll is a 0.8 mile trail located at Blowing Springs in Bella Vista, Arkansas. The trail is now known as the South Lower Trail, part of the Blowing Springs Trails and offers a number of activity options.

  • 0.8 miles
  • Bella Vista, AR

Ruby Jack Trail

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.

  • 16 miles
  • Oronogo, MO

Tanyard Loop

Tanyard Creek Nature Trail is approximately 2 miles long and located near Bella Vista, Arkansas. It features a waterfall and many identifying markers. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for nature trips & walking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

  • 2.1 miles
  • Bella Vista, AR

Thom Station Trail

This 1.5 mile out and 1.5 back trail is part asphalt part crushed gravel, and crosses Center Creek via a wooden bridge. This rail-to-trail project has three trailheads, including two in the Briarbrook subdivision.

  • 1.5 miles
  • Carl Junction, MO

Watco Trail

The Watco Trail, named for the short-line railroad operator headquartered in Pittsburg, stretches diagonally through the Kansas city just west of downtown. The paved trail has 23 road crossings, so trail users should exercise caution. A landscaped trailhead with benches at its northern end provides a pleasant place to relax before or after a trek on the trail.

  • 1 miles
  • Pittsburg, KS

Wildcat Glades Trails

These 7 trails range from 0.36 to 1.0 mile in length and both loop and branch off Shoal Creek, Silver Creek Chert Glade, and Mother Nature's Gap.

  • 3.7 miles
  • Joplin, MO

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