Busiek State Forest

MODERATE 128 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.

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8 days ago

16 days ago

pretty Cool even if your not in shape,

30 days ago

Nothing basically except a boring hike through a dried up creek bed most of the year. Maybe when there's water... but most of the time nada. AND, the trails not well kept... tons TONS of horse crap everywhere, which combined with the dry creek bed, leads to not so pleasant smell, lots of flies, and having to watch where you step all along the trail.

hiking
1 month ago

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1 month ago

Better after a rain or in the spring when there's water in the creek.

1 month ago

lots of pretty places to explore. Usually pretty busy and not really a lot of opportunity for solitude.

hiking
1 month ago

I followed the yellow trail and it had some of the most beautiful scenery. There is a creek to cross but the water feels good, especially on a hot day.

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2 months 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!

2 months ago

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2 months 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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