Frisco Highline Trail

EASY 33 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
833 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dog friendly

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

road biking

trail running

walking

rails trails

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.

walking
1 month ago

Very nice trail, although heavily populated in areas. Be aware if you take this trail, there are multiple runners, walkers, and bikers that use this along with families.

6 months ago

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

road biking
6 months 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.

walking
8 months ago

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

hiking
9 months ago

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

9 months ago

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

hiking
10 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
10 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
11 months ago

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

trail running
Monday, June 19, 2017

I ran my first marathon here! Flat flat flat !

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

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
Sunday, June 11, 2017

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.

Saturday, April 08, 2017

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

road biking
Thursday, March 23, 2017

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

Sunday, December 25, 2016

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

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

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

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Relaxing

hiking
Sunday, March 23, 2014

people

trail running
Friday, July 06, 2012

Only did 3 out and 3 back. The section was flat, paved, covered and a nice venue for a run on a hot day.

walking
Friday, October 14, 2011

It is relativily flat, and all PAVED. Not a great hike, but a nice stroll through the Ozarks.
Felt a bit too residential though, I always feel akward walking near peoples backyards!

hiking
Monday, August 22, 2011

If you want to bike or even just walk this would be a nice trail, but for hiking it was boring. I haven't done the entire trail but what I did do it seems like a sidewalk in the country.

mountain biking
10 days ago

mountain biking
11 days ago

walking
13 days ago

walking
19 days ago

walking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

road biking
8 months ago

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