Frisco Highline Trail

EASY 26 reviews

Frisco Highline Trail is a 34.9 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Springfield, Missouri and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
34.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
862 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dog friendly

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

rails trails

road biking

trail running

walking

This is a new trail that follows the Old Railway through the great Ozarks There are many entrances along the way to the Trail,you can Hike or Bike as far or as short as you want,this is a beatiful trail down the Old Railway Tracks,There are Great views of the several diffrent aspects of the Ozarks from Farms to small Towns along the route that have interesting stops.There are several stops along the way with benchs or places to rest.

7 days ago

Pretty good train other than being a bit rundown in areas.

road biking
16 days ago

The first 8-9 miles starting from Springfield until you reach the far end of Willard are paved and well maintained. The trail is then crushed stone for several miles and decently maintained but then gives way to varying degrees of upkeep. Sometimes it's down to a single, very narrow dirt path. Some areas they dumped large gravel unsuitable for any kind of traffic in my opinion. Some areas the trees, shrubs and grass are overtaking the trail. Spiders and their webs stretching across the trail can be so abundant, you'll be stopping every few mintues to wipe all the spiders and webs from yourself and bike. Once freezing weather hits, the spiders will not be an issue. The last 5-6 miles are paved again.
There's plenty of shade along most of the trail with a few short open stretches with none.
Of course its pretty flat being an old rail line.
There's not much in the way of scenery, wildlife or historical sites.
There's more foot and bike traffic from Springfield through Willard due to its proximity to more populated areas and being paved. Not that it's terribly busy but If you want less traffic, avoid this section.

hiking
18 days ago

road biking
1 month ago

1 month ago

walking
2 months ago

Definitely a good trail for biking or walking. Not so much for hiking as it is a flat terrain.

hiking
3 months ago

paved trail, more of a Super Highway for Hiking. lots of Bikes. Still a great walk with shade from the heat.

3 months ago

Nice bike ride from Springfield to Willard. plenty of shade along the way.

hiking
4 months ago

We've hiked this trail twice in the Walnut Grove area this year. It's a pleasant hike...definitely easy and family-friendly. There's a cool wooden swing, a nice wooden bridge you can stop to eat lunch at...and plenty of great views. Much of the trail has a canopy of trees over it so it often stays cool even during the hotter months.

walking
4 months ago

We love walking this, would also be a great place to ride. We have a little one with a stroller so it is a great place to go. It is a flat walk with the first 8 miles paved. It is a 32 mile walk to boliver. It is also very quiet and moderately busy.

road biking
5 months ago

Nice easy walk/ride/run on the paved portion.

trail running
5 months ago

I ran my first marathon here! Flat flat flat !

5 months ago

Great trail that you can make as long as you'd like. The gravel section of the path is smooth enough for road bikes.

hiking
5 months ago

I walked the trailhead from Springfield to Willard. The entire trail was paved and VERY flat. It was a bit boring for hiking and seems better for biking or jogging.

8 months ago

Rode from Trail Head at Walnut Grove to Bolivar. This was a great ride. 19.8 miles total.

road biking
8 months ago

This trail actually goes all the way to Bolivar. Paved and Chat depending on the area. Several historic bridges. Beautiful 35 miles of trail.

11 months ago

Nice walk with my son on Christmas Eve. Very flat 12 mile hike in 3.5 hours.

mountain biking
Saturday, August 06, 2016

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Quite boring! But an easy trail if you are new to biking or just want a straight ride without traffic

road biking
Saturday, June 25, 2016