Take a Hike!

As the weather warms and summer arrives in the Ozarks, it is the perfect time to enjoy some of the many scenic and enjoyable trails here in town. Springfield boasts over 100 miles of trails built, maintained, and operated in partnership between Springfield-Greene County Park Board & Ozark Greenways, a non-profit organization dedicated to building a trail system that connects and enhances the community, since 1991. Whether you are a seasoned runner, new to the hobby, or just looking for a fun day to go for a stroll, Springfield and the surrounding area have you covered.

In the Downtown area, Jordan Creek Greenway trail offers an easy path through–not one–but three parks. Beginning at beautiful Jordan Valley Park, which features artwork that is a part of Sculpture Walk Springfield and beautiful fountains, the trail runs north to historic Silver Springs Park, home of the cultural landmark Timmons Hall, before ending at Smith Park in Midtown.

If you are looking for a longer run, check out Galloway Creek Greenway trail in southeast Springfield. This scenic route takes you through some of the most beautiful spots in town, running through Sequiota Park and past the pet cemetery, many sculptures, and the many charming rest