Gibson Spring is a 0.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Neosho, Missouri that features beautiful wild flowers 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 but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 0.5 miles Elevation Gain: 49 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



mountain biking

nature trips


bird watching




wild flowers


This is a short walk through the oak hardwoods of the ozarks. This is a conservation area so no ATV's are allowed. Horses are only allowed in designated areas.

Fri Feb 01 2019

This trail is not in good condition and is not marked clearly. Disappointing

Tue Mar 20 2018

Quick and easy trail when you need to kill some time. There were other trails as well I could have explored if I had the time. Four stars only because the marking seems random (luckily the trail was clear) and the only cool thing to see was the Gibson Spring.

Mon Sep 04 2017

Short walk. Several tree falls blocking the main path down from parking lot however alternate foot path cuts through brush and briars to the right. Well maintained area adjacent to the spring with picnic tables and a hitching post. Spring originates from under a tree and is ice cold. I live in the area and didn't know this existed until I joined AllTrails.

Sun Aug 06 2017

Very uneventful trail. Small spring. Primitive backpack camp at spring. Did have tables.

Thu Mar 09 2017

I've walked this many times. entering from different paths. some ass took the tripod!

Sun Jan 18 2015

Very open and flat. Entire conservation area is able to be walked as it is multi-use for horse's. We did the Gibson Spring trail and added another 3 miles worth of horse trails.

Tue Oct 14 2014

Nice level walk in and out unless you take an alternate route to another parking area as we did to explore. The water was nice and the fire pit area was pretty neat with the pot holder and stumps. Would be fun to bring a group out there. Quick easy trek out into nature.

20 days ago

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Sat Oct 03 2015