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

Joplin, Missouri Map
5 days ago

Very easy walk. Decent overlook of Shoal Creek. The best that Joplin has to offer.

It's a pretty trail but not well marked. Pretty scenery and lots of places to take in water views or explore cave openings and rock face. Shaded.

The trail is nice and fairly easy. It is not well marked. There are a few good places along the trail for pictures

love it!

2 months ago

Nice mostly shaded trail. Took the kids today and made the loop. A little warm, but beautiful.

mountain biking
2 months ago

Nice area kid friendly nice people on the trails

mountain biking
2 months ago

Gravel trails. Small portion branches off to pavement. Has a few fun mountain bike trails that are enjoyable. Overall good outing.

nice Trail, beautiful scenery! But I am not from the area and was unsure where the loop headed back so I ended up hiking about 6 miles instead of 3.4.

3 months ago

Fun and mostly easy trail for kids! Paved trail with lots of water access. Very shady so not extremely hot during the summer.

This was a nice trail. I enjoyed it very much. As you get into the higher levels, just know that sometimes there are teenagers sitting on the bluffs and “might” be smoking pot. All in all it was perfect for an afternoon walk.

4 months ago

Great views of Shoal Creek all the way through. Much of the trail is shaded. Many people were swimming in the water.

4 months ago

This was really pretty and had great views of the water.

Great trail!

This place has something for everyone. Great scenery, great inclines with a few switch backs, partially paved, partially natural, water, picnic tables, pavilions; I could go on and on. I love this trail!

trail running
6 months ago

Beautiful run/hike!! I enjoyed every minute of it. I recommend starting the trail from the right entrance (not the bridge); that way you get to do the hike and experience the beautiful views towards the end!

8 months ago

Nice easy hike / moderate walk
Some elevation change to get to great views of the creek.

Beautiful area! Wildcat is a great representation of what SW MO has to offer. Great for light hiking, birding, plant ID and photography. Only downside is no dogs allowed.

9 months ago

Nice walk. Interesting on a cloudy late fall day when most of the leaves had fallen. Trails are not especially well-marked so I am still not sure how much of it I actually covered, I just wandered around for a couple of miles. Saw a few people on the paved part but I did follow an unpaved section along the creek too. Enjoyed it. Will definitely go again.

My husband and I LUV this trail for a quick bicycle cardio workout...plus quick & easy to get to☺

Local trail I have been going to for years!

Amazing views for Joplin, MO!

11 months ago

Fun trail

on Wildcat Glades Walk

11 months ago


Monday, September 04, 2017

Nice easy trail running by a creek. mostly paved, but was able to wonder off trail a little, even found a little hill to climb.

Friday, August 18, 2017

This is a peaceful trail with breathtaking overlooks and is very well shaded.

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Very pretty scenery but the trail is a bit confusing!

Friday, June 09, 2017

Nice nature center at trailhead. Trail surface is predominately asphalt with some being gravel and even less natural surface. Varied, from restored prairie to woods to groomed park grounds. Several nice features along the way. I would of only given it three stars, the nature center earned it four.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Nice shady trail.

Sunday, May 07, 2017

this trail has a variety of viewpoints going from wooded Glen to small cliff side to even some caves along with great water view from a bridge

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

This trail is as hard as you choose to make it. A great place for families to experience nature and explore the natural world.

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