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Gems in Southwest Missouri - 2

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gem Favorite Inside Cassville Natural Bridge, looking out onto the stream.

Cassville Natural Bridge

(1) Cassville, MO
gem Favorite Historic Hulston Mill

Hulston Grist Mill

(1) Greenfield, MO

Recommended Routes in Southwest Missouri - 6

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Favorite A sunset offers a beautiful backdrop to the meandering waters of the James River.
Easy/Intermediate

Springfield Conservation Nature Center Loop

2.1 mi 3.4 km 166' Up 50.54 m Up 165' Down 50.15 m Down

Springf…, MO
Favorite A waterfall just past Glade Trail
Intermediate/Difficult

Henning Conservation Area Loop

6.0 mi 9.7 km 675' Up 205.74 m Up 684' Down 208.37 m Down

Branson, MO
Favorite View from the end of the trail
Intermediate

Lake Springfield Park Loop

2.6 mi 4.1 km 188' Up 57.21 m Up 188' Down 57.32 m Down

Battlef…, MO
Favorite View at the point.
Intermediate

Indian Point Trail

3.1 mi 5.1 km 211' Up 64.29 m Up 211' Down 64.2 m Down

Hermitage, MO
Favorite Typical trail covered in leaves.
Difficult

Berry Bend West

9.9 mi 16.0 km 1,525' Up 464.96 m Up 1,522' Down 464.02 m Down

Warsaw, MO
Favorite Nice view on ridge
Difficult

Berry Bend East

17.9 mi 28.8 km 2,528' Up 770.39 m Up 2,539' Down 773.84 m Down

Warsaw, MO

Southwest Missouri Hiking

  • 765 Miles 1,232 Kilometers of Trail
  • 6 Recommended Routes
  • 2 Gems Gems
  • 80 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 129 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 3 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Southwest Missouri - 206

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2.2 mi 3.6 km #1Shawnee Bend Bluff Trail
Intermediate
Warsaw, MO
Intermediate
Warsaw, MO
1.9 mi 3.0 km #2Kickapoo Island Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Warsaw, MO
Easy/Intermediate
Warsaw, MO
1.1 mi 1.7 km #3Drake Harbor Trail
Intermediate
Warsaw, MO
Intermediate
Warsaw, MO
1.0 mi 1.6 km #4Walton Park Trail
Easy
Nevada, MO
Easy
Nevada, MO
0.8 mi 1.4 km #5Bledsoe Ferry Trail
Easy
Warsaw, MO
Easy
Warsaw, MO
248.4 mi 399.8 km #6Katy Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Clinton, MO
Easy/Intermediate
Clinton, MO 10 
1.1 mi 1.8 km #7Ward Branch Greenway
Easy
Battlefield, MO
Easy
Battlefield, MO
1.4 mi 2.3 km #8Devil's Kitchen Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Cassville, MO
Intermediate/Difficult
Cassville, MO
1.1 mi 1.7 km #9Ward Branch Greenway: Twelve Oaks Connector
Easy/Intermediate
Battlefield, MO
Easy/Intermediate
Battlefield, MO
3.3 mi 5.3 km #10Fire Tower Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Cassville, MO
Intermediate/Difficult
Cassville, MO

Photos of Southwest Missouri - 102

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A sunset offers a beautiful backdrop to the meandering waters of the James River.
Jan 9, 2017 near Battlef…, MO
There are plenty of paved sections along this trail.
Dec 10, 2019 near Battlef…, MO
Creek/falls
May 14, 2019 near Kissee…, MO
Trail along the creek in the fall.
Oct 26, 2021 near Shell Knob, MO
Falls
May 14, 2019 near Kissee…, MO
Falls
May 14, 2019 near Kissee…, MO
View from inside a cave.
Nov 4, 2021 near Shell Knob, MO
Large bluff with caves.
Nov 4, 2021 near Shell Knob, MO