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

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

Great for kids. Nice trails.

hiking
4 months ago

Its an alternate hike back to the spring. Same scenery, nothing super special

hiking
10 months ago

Trail is not well maintained. We came across a lot of bugs in the grass because it was not cut down. The trail is also not well marked. We were not sure at first if we found the correct starting location or not.

This is more of a light walk. Hardly anyone was there which was really nice. It has some cute little bridge crossing and beautiful scenery

hiking
11 months ago

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.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Nice easy trail. There are picnic tables and a hitching post. Some fallen trees to navigate around, but overall an easy hike.

hiking
Sunday, March 11, 2018

Good for horseback and or mountain biking. Decent hiking and camping. Good for first time over night back packing.

Love coming to Walter Woods. It is definitely more of a walk rather than a hike, but it is a pretty walk. Usually nobody else is there when we visit, which is nice. The trail is paved and well maintained, a few small bridges that cross creeks, and a beautiful stone conservation building. Our dogs love coming here, and is a nice alternative to some of the busier trails around Joplin.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Trail not maintained. Only path is a dirt road that has about a foot tall grass. The dogs enjoyed the spring, but we all ended up covered in seed ticks (we had off spray on)

hiking
Monday, September 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.

hiking
Monday, August 28, 2017

I have been going to this park for years. It is not a hike, it is a light walk. Bird watchers love this path. Perfect for taking kids and dogs on. The trail is paved the whole way through. The "lake" is more of a pond and I believe is only used as a fishing education pond, and I think that recreational fishing is not allowed. An adult looking for exercise is going to have to run this trail, loop through several times, or both. It is wheelchair friendly.

hiking
Sunday, August 06, 2017

Simple walk through the woods. No landmarks other than a small spring. Trail had a lot of deadfall.

hiking
Sunday, August 06, 2017

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

hiking
Saturday, June 10, 2017

Walter Woods trails are well maintained. I was referred to the site while visiting Wildcat Glades Audubon visitor center. It is more of a walk than a hiking trail so I was disappointed from that regard. However it was a pleasant hike through the woods. It would be great for young kids.

Thursday, March 09, 2017

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

hiking
Sunday, January 29, 2017

Fun, easy walking trails with low elevation change. Great for a beginner hiking looking to transition into longer hikes.

hiking
Sunday, January 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.

hiking
Tuesday, October 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.

hiking
Sunday, February 10, 2013

Nice walking gravel road , 1st

mountain biking
Monday, May 09, 2011

hilly, rocky, and a good all round trial. a great selection of winding trails with some down hill, and challenging climbs.

hiking
9 months ago

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