Branson has many trails within city limits and nearby. Here are some favorites —


Meander on a casual walk.

Taneycomo and North Beach Walking Path

Take an easy stroll along Lake Taneycomo and the Branson Landing. Gawk at the ducks and geese, detour for some shopping, and then finish up your walk in the lovely North Beach Park. 


Stockstill Walking Path and Roark Creek Trail 

Stockstill is another easy, level path complete with a playground. Take a moment to look for crawdads in Roark Creek. Cross the bridge and travel west alongside the creek OR continue around the loop and head east to wander your way through a forest and field.


Table Rock Lakeshore Walking Trail 

This easy trail winds its way along the lakeshore in Table Rock State Park. It’s popular with everyone — especially seniors, kids, dogs, cyclists, and runners. Friendly passersby are always quick to say hello. Kids and dogs enjoy playing in the water along the shore. Enjoy the smells of bacon, eggs, and coffee as you pass by the campground in the morning. Prepare to be wowed with the scenic views —especially at sunset — and enjoy watching boats zoom around the lake. 

Hike a trail.

Lakeside Forest Trails

Up for a cardio challenge that works your quads?  Hike gorgeous trails that take you by Lake Taneycomo. Walk down (or up) the steep 315 stone steps to the lake. Enjoy the abandoned homestead and beautiful vistas.


Waterfall Trail

This short but rugged trail follows a creek to a hidden waterfall. It’s a beautiful spectacle of nature in the midst of Branson. 


Ruth & Paul Henning Conservation Area

Experience the glades and balds of Missouri made famous by Harold Bell Wright’s The Shepherd of the Hills and the infamous Baldknobbers vigilante group. There are multiple trails with varying terrain and trail lengths. Some are easier hikes than others. Enjoy the gorgeous views of surrounding hills, streams, and wildflowers. 


Busiek State Forest and Wildlife Area

Take a couple of hours to experience Busiek’s 18-miles of marked trails. Enjoy hiking, cycling, and horseback riding the hills of the Ozark Mountains. Wear good shoes because some of the terrain is rugged. Explore Carter cemetery established in 1891. Bring your water shoes and look for crawdads and minnows in Woods Fork Creek. Celebrate the beautiful views and Ozarks foliage from the hilltops.


Rest those legs. 

After spending a refreshing and exhausting day experiencing fall in the Ozarks, rest your feet while watching a Branson show where they’ll do all of the dancing for you.