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Busiek State Forest

Ozark, MO

Busiek State Forest is a 3.9 mile loop trail located near Ozark, MO that features a river. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

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Glade Exploration Trail; Ruth and Paul Henning Conservation Area
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1 Completed 0 Reviews

A little bit of a challenge but not too much. Would recommend to a friend

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Lakeside Forest Wilderness Area
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5 Completed 3 Reviews

The trail and sights were beautiful. My friends and I hiked the bluff trail. It had 338 hand laid stone, a beautiful waterfall, and several caves. Surprisingly the waterfall wasn't running that well(2 days after the big flood) but it was still a sight to see. There was also an overlook of the river right before the trail, which allowed you to see the river and scenery of Missouri. It is a very well maintained trail

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White River Valley Trail System
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12 Completed 7 Reviews

Completed Red Loop, Green Loop, Orange Loop, and most of Blue Loop before running out of daylight. Blue Loop had the most diversity IMO, with some nice overlooks and views of the river/Lake Taneycomo. Orange Loop had some potential for interesting waterfalls, but the streams were dry. Plan on hitting them again in the spring.

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Lakeside Forest Wilderness Area
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4 Completed 3 Reviews

Great trails! I took my 6 year old son with me and we had a blast. 3 caves, old stairs (which are not bad) and old homestead. The first trail we took was blue route. I think we got off on the wrong trail because when I looked at the map where we were located was not on the map and even though there was a trail it was a more covered and I would not have taken my son on it because it was high on a bluff with some dangerous sections. If you have kids I suggest following route to homestead and then breaking off on others just to be safe. I can't wait to check out more of it next time!

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White River Valley Trail System
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

My wife and I did the blue loop which had a good variety of inclines,declines,and that goodness flat areas with a combination of rocks, dirt, and brush.

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White River Valley Trail System
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

It was fun. The red trail, according to my Fitbit, was about 3.5 miles and not 2.5, but who knows how accurate that is. Was slightly challenging but was beautiful and full of trees and rocks and all things trail related. I enjoyed it.

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White River Valley Trail System
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18 Completed 5 Reviews

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White River Trail
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8 Completed 2 Reviews

Had fun on vacation running these trails. A lot of short rocky,climbs.

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Lakeside Forest Wilderness Area
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44 Completed 14 Reviews

Fun trail in the middle of Branson. Has a little bit of everything-a deep cave, a grotto, an old homestead and it's a good workout with the >300 man made stairs. Never new it existed until my buddy had an endurance challenge/race that started here & she told me about it. There are several trails that connect, so it could be around a 5ish mile hike if you get on all of them.