nature trips


Located adjacent to Table Rock Lake and near Branson, Mo., one of the hottest tourism spots in the United States, Table Rock State Park offers easy lake access and is a short drive to area attractions and entertainment. The public marina is equipped and ready to outfit the visitor eager to explore the lake. Boat rentals, including personal watercrafts such as WaveRunners, pontoon boats, ski boats and fishing boats, are available, and all the supplies needed for the trip are stocked. Those seeking a bit more adventure can check out the scuba dive shop, try a para-sailing ride or take an excursion on a 48-foot catamaran. Located among oak and hickory trees, two camping areas wind along the shoreline allowing easy access to the lake. The shady campgrounds include basic, electric only and sewer/water/electric campsites, modern restrooms, showers and coin-operated laundry rooms. Scattered near the lakeshore are numerous picnic sites. An open picnic shelter, perfect for family reunions and get-togethers, can be reserved by contacting the park office. Although there is not a designated beach, visitors can swim in several areas of the park. Table Rock State Park is a great base camp for all that Table Rock Lake and Branson have to offer.

Lots of nice water streams and waterfalls. Today the rainwater has the trail a bit muddy in places, glad we didn’t have nice boots on. Well marked, we enjoyed this trail and would go back again.

The trail is well marked and mostly flat. The trail surface if good and well suited for running or hiking. We did both the red loop and blue loop. There is some scenic views on the blue loop, however, most of the red loop you're in the not a lot of distant views.
We did a little over 5 miles between the loops. Overall easy due to being most flat.

My favorite trail in Branson !


Paved trail that is great for a casual walk.

Great trail with lots of shaded areas, very clean and well maintained

Went in the morning in late August, lots of spider webs and mosquitoes, be sure to remember bug spray in the summer. Trail was pretty well marked, easy loop. Nothing spectacular, just a nice forest walk, was hoping for a bit more scenic views. Had some dried creek beds, probably has more water in different seasons. Was quiet, didn't see anyone other than in the parking lot. Ok trail but would try to find something with a lake view if we went back again.

What a wonderful place to hike! Water, bluffs, forest, glades-what more could you ask for?? Plus you can connect to other trails!

4 months ago

Easy, clean, and peaceful.

Paved trail with much of it in shade. I really enjoyed the Dewey Short Visitor Center by the dam. I parked at Showboat Branson Belle parking lot and walked toward the dam. .8 miles then back. I also went the other direction toward another state park area which is also .8 miles. This trail is in sections with many benches to sit and enjoy the view. I use the restrooms at showboat park area but there are outhouse type restrooms at each of the Missouri state park areas. I love this trail and will do the entire beautiful walk He next time I am in town.

Awesome trail! I did nearly all sections and well marked. Connections can be a little tricky but will this app I had no problems.

This trail is not easy. It is at least moderate. If you’re taking kids, I’d definitely use Connector 3 to shorten it up. The grade is pretty high, even when shortened, so it is challenging. Otherwise, lovely views, but not much in the way of water views.

short but fun along the river

Great trail for the whole family!

Visiting Branson we found this good trail system and decided we like it better than the strip, lol. Some nice rock outcroppings and decent fall foliage

Cool breeze coming off the lake while we walked on the paved trail. Very easy .

Beautiful and well maintained trail. Access from 6 am to 10 pm. Very enjoyable!

trail running
7 months ago

The trail is awesome. Great for trail running. Ran it this morning for the first time, loved it. know doesn't say anything about trail running, but it should be added.

Nice paved easy trail.

A very easy all paved trail from the Table Rock lake dam to the state park marina. 4.4 miles round trip. It has several access points to the lake and lots of places to stop and rest or reflect along the way. Hikers of all levels will enjoy this easy route.

great trail, well marked and beautiful scenery! this has been my favorite trail in the area!

Extremely clean, was out all day and saw one piece of trash. The trails are beautiful and vary in difficulty. There's a great waterfall on the blue loop. Loved this trail and will definitely return.

Nice scenery. Not too crowded, went during off season for Branson.

a nice easy walk to start the day

Yes, I will run it again.

Great paved trail. We had the little niece and nephews with us and they could easily walk it with us.

Nice paved trail along Table Rock Lake.

trail running
10 months ago

Fast, flat, and wide asphalt path that follows the edge of the lake under the canopy of shady trees. Plenty of shoot offs that lead to the lake to dip your feet or paws into afterward.

Good combination of rugged and smooth trails, with moderate changes in elevation. It’s true that sometimes the road is nearby, but these trails offer a little bit of wilderness without a long drive. My dog and I ran 6+ miles with only overlapping a short distance on a connector trail. Would definitely run again.

Great paved trail. Took my five month old son and his stroller through the whole thing. The lake view is amazing too. Very easy!

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