Explore the most popular forest trails near Branson with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Awesome trail - great for our family. Loved the caves, steps and wildlife. The grotto was definitely the highlight!

Great hike with nicely kept trails! Lots of interesting foliage to see!

Awesome trail. Be in shape if you walk the cliff trail. Great scenery, take pictures.

Spent almost 2 hours hiking with a grandad, a adults and 2 tweens. Enjoyed the terrain and flora. Very different than what we’re accustomed to in the northeast.

Nice easy trail, although watch out for roots and rock.

I’ve been to Branson many times, but this jewel of a trail is hidden in plain sight. Amazingly, it’s just south of 76 at Falls Creek Rd. I’m too embarrassed to say how many times I’ve passed the parking lot without noticing the trailhead. A must stop for all hikers from beginners to old trail hounds like me. Most of the trails are easy to moderate. Very few difficult areas unless you are terribly out of shape.

I love this trail, and you'd never know it's right off the busy Branson strip. I went on a cooler July day, and there were flowers, all sorts of

Caves were a great touch. Well marked, with good inclines. Great access from Branson.

Not marked very well, but a great hike. Wanted to see the waterfall, but it was dry.

hiking
2 months ago

It was a well marked trail and very relaxing; however, it wasn’t a moderate difficulty it was closer to an easy.

So glad we went on this trail. Views were beautiful and the caves were really amazing! I would have given it 5 stars but the trails are not marked well at all! We went off a trail and didn’t realize it for quite some time!

Enjoyable hike, several trails to choose from.

Trailer is marked very well and was a great height

hiking
2 months ago

Pretty scenery and the trail is easy to follow. Good parking.

trail running
2 months ago

It’s a short, semi-technical trail that makes for a fun run in town. Some of the back trails are single track, but the highly trafficked areas are wide and even. I’d rate it higher but there’s no access to the lake.

Our family has done this trail several times. It is our favorite in the area. It is challenging but well worth it.

Very impressed considering it was RIGHT OFF the strip. Felt secluded for the most part but we went during the week. Caves are cool and some climbing, scrambling was possible in a bunch of spots. It was way better than expected you can’t go wrong here since it’s not far off the beaten path and as accessible as you can get

Beautiful trail, upkeep is very good. Rock features are outstanding along the route. Easy to get to and great nature feel even though it's right off a busy highway in the middle of Branson. You'd never know it while on the trail.

Really enjoyed this trail! I recently got into hiking & it has became a new lifestyle that I’m loving.

Did this trail today and loved it. One of my favorites in the Branson area so far. Some ups and downs little water in the fall- being a native to Branson, I’m sure that in the spring , the water is plentiful. Being so close to tourism still heard some noise but there was a section of the 3.5 that all I heard was nature. True that it’s a moderate trail and has 14 numbered markers telling about the old homestead along the trail. Be sure to check the registry box at the trailhead for your Homestead guide. Wish there were camping on this trail!!

Lovely walk in the woods. Just what we were looking for

Nice little network of trails but they could use better markings. We apparently took one trail that wasn't even on the map.

mountain biking
6 months ago

Is this trail good for bikes? Thanks.

If you're looking for a simple stroll on a paved trail this is for you. View from the tower was nothing spectacular, but worth the climb. I used it as a warm-up before hitting the Glades/Homestead loop.

Love this place...gorgeous and a great workout

backpacking
8 months ago

Nice trail and definitely can tell fall is on the way. I did Homestead trail and the Glad's trial joined together by Shane's shortcut and the stream side trail. This was 5.6 miles and a nice hike.

Enjoyable walk on a rugged/rocky trail that provided nice views.

Nice hike close to Branson. The terrain was rocky for the most part. The sounds of nature was partially interfered by the sounds of cars on the nearby highway. The landscape had a mix of the expected Ozark country interrupted by the sites of buildings from Branson. Fortunately, there are periods where you feel you left the city and made it into the country side.

hiking
8 months ago

trail running
8 months ago

Trail was awesome! Definitely a moderate trail. Great views. Next time I run I'll go to right for a different perspective. And I will run it again!

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