A tall tree that is full of leaves with a yellow overlay.
A guy and a girl floating down the James River Water Trail in Springfield, MO in an orange canoe.
An aerial view of a treeline in the Ozarks at sunset.
A paved walking trail with a wooden fence running parallel to it.
A whitetail dear looking to its right with a yellow overlay.

Outdoors

Our rolling hills, verdant woodlands, sparkling streams, and miles of pristine lakes make the Ozarks a giant playground for outdoor adventure. Bike. Hike. Swim. Boat. Fish. Hunt. Waterski. Zip-line over the forest from the top of an Ozarks mountain. Ride the open roads on your motorcycle. Or simply soak up the sun in one of our many city parks with your favorite furry best friend. Adventure awaits only a short drive away.

  • BIKING

    A group of men sitting on their mountain bikes underneath a blue sky at Two Rivers Mountain Bike Park.The League of American Bicyclists voted Springfield a Bicycle Friendly Community, thanks in part to the City’s 72 miles of greenways . For those who love to travel by pedal power, Springfield offers lots of ways to get around town or explore the great outdoors on two wheels.

    ● Residents and guests of all ages, abilities and interests get free non-motorized access to beautiful trails including the Galloway Creek Greenway in Southeast Springfield and South Creek Greenway , which runs east to west through the heart of the City.

    ● Missouri’s second longest rail trail, the Frisco Highline Trail, connects Springfield to Bolivar across 35 miles. Bicyclists, walkers and runners experience the wildlife, small towns, unique eateries and other points of interest that dot this scenic trail.

    ● If mountain biking is more your speed, the Sac River Trail winds for 8 miles through northwest Springfield, offering a view of the beautiful Sac River along the way. There’s also a picnic pavilion and pump track.

    ● Mountain bikers can also experience climbing, rock features and lots of unique stunts along 14 miles of singletrack at Two Rivers Bike Park. It’s located on a 400-acre park near the confluence of the James and Finley Rivers.

    ● Want to bike across Missouri? You can on Katy Trail,, the longest developed rail trail in the United States. It runs 240 miles along the former Missouri-Kansas-Texas railroad and includes a section of the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail.

  • Camping and Hiking

  • Local, State, and National Parks

  • Hunting and Fishing

  • Adventure Sports

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