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fun little hike. nothing to difficult except for figuring out what trail your on.

Well kept trail. Fun walk with the family. It very kid friendly.

Very easy walk on pavement to lookout tower. Only problem for some people may be a fairly steep grade. Short walk

Nov 10 saw no water but enjoyed a nice walk. Considerable amount of uneven footing. Several steps up and down. Very rocky

They rate this trail as difficult.
Our GPS said 3.4 miles. We did the red loop today in 1 hr 20 min. I would say it's easy to moderate. There is some uneven footing but nothing too difficult. We are here in the fall and saw no water.
I suspect in the spring there would be water and muddy spots. It was a beautiful sunny day in November :)

Easy may be a little misleading as a descriptor for this trail. You will definitely want to wear good close toe shoes and an optional hiking stick will be useful in areas where the trail has a rugged descent. I'm glad I hiked the trail because the overlooks offer fantastic views.

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Good, well-kept trail but I expected better views.

Great trail to do on the fly with kids. Connected to other trails that offer more of a challenge.

lots of shade and beautiful views.

Very nice and interesting trail system that is much quieter than expected. We basically followed AllTrails dashed lines which includes all of Bluff, Bent Tree and Owen Drive trails and part of South Loop and smaller part of Ridgetop. What is not shown on AllTrails is most of the 1.3 mile Ridgetop trail, the other half of South Loop, and none of the .4 mile Stone Wall trail (which I was informed is chigger infested). To find out more, go here
http://www.bransonparksandrecreation.com/page.php?id=16
for trail info and here http://www.bransonparksandrecreation.com/files/
1404829764_Lakeside%20Forest%20Map_with%20Trails.pdf
for map and some info. As a note, the Owen home burnt in September of 2015 after much volunteer renovations were completed, the stone walls were removed, and just 2 stone pillars remain along with a few out buildings. Very unfortunate.

This is a pretty easy to moderate hike. The creek was dried up so that was disappointing but overall a descent outing. It is easy access for camping especially with kids.

Nice close and convenient multi level trail. Some easy and some challenging. Pleasant views and many birds and other wildlife.

mountain biking
2 months ago

We rode mountain bikes for the entire trail system which totaled about 12 miles. We started on the red trail and just kept taking lefts every time the trail forked. It was a great trail system. Good mix of climbs, downhills, and technical sections. The added bonus was the pretty scenery of the Branson hills. We will definitely be coming back!

Best hike in the Springfield Branson area so far. Great Lake, homestead, small winding trails through woods, caves, etc

Good trail. Do not believe the sign that says the red loop is 2.5 miles. It's longer than that. Closer to 3.2. My kids liked it, but started complaining towards the last 1/4 mile that it was too long. But other than that it was good. Also the trailhead is not where the indicated pin is on the app. It's further down the road. Look for the signs that say trailhead.

good hike. few trails that go in all directions and loop back around. the waterfall is only seen during or right after a storm. plenty of places for a picnic or just to relax and enjoy nature