Busiek State Forest

MODERATE 121 reviews

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

DISTANCE
3.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
360 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

Located 18 miles south of Springfield, MO on Highway 65.

hiking
5 days ago

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28 days ago

First time my mom & I came here. out of the other ones we tried this is by far our fav. this will be a weekly thing for us. If you take the yellow trail be prepared to cross through a tough current. I had to carry my 55 pound dog through it. But water feels amazing and looks absolutely beautiful. 5 star!

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Really nice trail (yellow trail) once you get on it. A bit tricky to locate the trailhead from the parking area. Once on the trail, it is well marked. Numerous trails of varying lengths from 2-4 miles. Several trail connect to link for a longer hike. Footbridges are missing in several places so be prepared to wade across the stream or cross on fallen trees.

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4 months ago

Love this park, lots of well marked trails. We drive there three to four times a summer to hike there.

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5 months ago

Hiked the purple trail that starts by the gun range. We felt it was a great hike. You know how out of shape you are with the steep incline. Our German Shepherd was full of energy at the start of the hike. Two hours later he was definitely tired. He slept all the way home. Great trail over all. About water skied down a hill when our dog saw an armadillo.

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6 months ago