TAKE A STEP ON THE WILD SIDE IN BRANSON

Summers are here in Branson, and if you haven’t dusted off your hiking shoes yet, then you better have a good excuse like a broken leg or something. Branson is a home of more than 200 miles of publicly accessible trails. Branson Trails are an ample choice for fun outdoor activities, clearing your head with a nice long hike or a leisurely horseback ride along the scenic Branson trails. The whole season is spread out before you for hiking into the spectacular extravagance of nature. So grab your most comfy pair of hiking shoes and lace them up for an adventurous day hike on Branson trails.

HIKING AT LAKESIDE FOREST TRAILS

One of the great things about Branson is that you can be in the middle of the town and still see lots of natural beauty. You don’t have to go out of city bounds to experience the outdoor adventures. One example is Lakeside Forest Trails, which are in the heart of Branson. These Branson trails offer a real escape with total 4.4 miles’ trail area.  Picnic areas are also available on these trails. One area is at the trail head, the Owen Homestead, and the other is at the south end of the loop trail.

BLUFF, RIDGE-TOP, AND OWEN DRIVE TRAILS

These Branson trails have difficulty level between easy and moderately easy.  The Bluff¬ Trail starts from an upland forest. It is an easy walk towards the stone steps. These stone steps lead down to the Lake Taneycomo. This part of the trail is steep that takes some energy, along with a good pair-of-lungs and comfy hiking boots. The Ridgetop Trail finds its way through the forest and glades. This is an easy trail which suits families with small children and people who want the most leisurely stroll. The Owen Drive Trail is a wide trail and leads directly to the Owen Homestead.

STONEWALL, SOUTH LOOP, AND BENT TREE TRAILS

The stone wall and the bent tree trails are easy trails, but south loop trail is a difficult one. This trail is suitable for healthy adults only. The highlight of the stone wall trail is the view from the Bluff Gardens, overlooking the White River Valley and Lake Taneycomo. The Bent Tree Loop Trail walks around the lowland area along the shoreline of the Lake Taneycomo. The South Loop trail is a steeper ½ mile loop of the Ridgetop Trail that takes hikers down through some of the busier parts of the forest. So get up and walk your way around Branson trails.