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5 Best Springfield Parks & Trails You Can Access By Bus

Apr 20, 2021 | 0 comments

While many of our normal daily activities may be restricted, being active can invigorate you! Celebrate Bike, Walk & Wheel Week on May 8-16 by getting outside and enjoying all the beautiful outdoor spaces we have in Springfield.

Find your new favorite Ozark Greenways trail and get to the trailhead for FREE on The Bus when you bring your bicycle! Grab some water and a picnic lunch, and get ready for an adventure right in your backyard!

Frisco Highline Trail, Springfield Trail Head

Take the Line 35-Industrial Express-Purple to the stop at Alliance & Kearney then walk a couple blocks east to the trailhead on Kearney & Eldon. The Frisco Highline Trail features six miles of paved trail from the Springfield Trailhead to the Willard Trailhead – perfect for walking or a bike ride.

Galloway Creek Trail, Sequiota Park

Take the Line 31-SE Loop-Aqua to the stop at Battlefield & Lone Pine. Hop on the Galloway Creek Trail from here and head south less than a mile to Sequiota Park. You’ll find trailhead parking at the Towers Shopping Center on the northeast corner of the intersection. The trail is paved so it’s perfect for the kiddos and their bikes. Sequiota Park has plenty of outdoor adventure in store including plenty of rocks that need climbing and caves that need exploring.

South Creek Greenway, McDaniel Park

McDaniel Park is the trailhead for the South Creek Greenway. Take the Line 36-SW Loop-Pink or the Line 5-Glenstone/National-Blue to the stop at National & Sunset. Hop off the bus and enjoy the park or head down the South Creek Greenway just over three miles to Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park. If you get there and everyone is too tired to peddle back to McDaniel Park, there’s a stop on the Line 36 just outside the entrance to Nathanael Greene!

South Creek Greenway, Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park

Not feeling like a long walk or a bike ride? Take the Line 36-SW Loop-Pink to the stop at 2400 S Scenic. This stop is just outside the entrance to Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park. There is plenty to see in this beautiful Springfield park including the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center.

Jordan Creek Greenway, Jordan Valley Park

Kids always love Jordan Valley Park. Take the Line 3-Division-Orange to the stop at Water & Jefferson. The trailhead is just north of that intersection and heads east. When you get to the east side of Jordan Valley Park, you can walk a block south to the corner of St. Louis & Hammons Pkwy to catch either the Line 12-National/Glenstone-Maroon or the Line 5-Glenstone/National-Blue.

The routes we’ve recommended are all day routes that run from 6 a.m. to 6:35 p.m. We have a handy trip planner tool that can help you find the best route to get from where you are to the trailheads. You can also call us at 417-831-8782 or Tweet us for more information. If you have any questions about the Ozark Greenways Trails, you can contact them.

Taking your bike on the bus?