It’s definitely no secret that the Ozarks have so much to offer in the way of scenery, fun, entertainment and food … for locals and visitors alike! Historic Downtown Branson is home to friendly shops, home-style eateries and of course some of the best trout fishing in the nation. It’s also home to some of the region’s best trails and pathways!
In fact, MapMyRun lists more than 700 jogging trails in the Branson area.
If you’re visiting our wonderful area and don’t want to neglect your exercise regime, here are some great paths you need to visit! (If you’re a local looking for a place for a leisurely stroll, then hey, this is for you too!)
Branson Landing Boardwalk
If you park in the North Branson Landing parking lot and walk toward the lake you’ll find a concrete path that leads alongside the Lake for 1.5 miles. It goes past the famous Branson Landing fountains and is truly the best way to enjoy (from land, at least) the Taneycomo lakefront. Continue to the north, and you’ll connect with the Roark Trail (see below). Continue southward and you’ll continue toward Sunset Park (see below).
Roark Creek feeds into Lake Taneycomo and that’s where you’ll find this 3.2 mile trail. It connects the Branson Landing Boardwalk with Stockstill Park. At Stocksill Park, you’ll find Branson’s dog park, ballfields, a skate park and a quaint footbridge that spans Roark Creek.
The Hilton Route
This 8.25 mile bike and jog route provides an acceptable challenge for the experienced exercise enthusiast and a conquerable one for the beginner. It starts at Coon Creek and loops around Historic Downtown before connecting with the Branson Landing.
Sunset Walking Path
The shortest and easiest of all the different routes available in Downtown, this .6 mile leisure path is light at night and has workout stations along the way. It follows the Lake and Sunset Park and loops around the popular disc golf course.