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The Benefits of Day Hiking

Date: 2015-06-13 12:00:00 am

The Benefits of Day Hiking


Day hiking at the White River Corridor Trail is a great outdoor fun that will let you enjoy the beauty of the Ozarks where you see picturesque views of the wildlife and the beautiful natural scenery. Located at the Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery in Branson off Highway 165, White River Corridor Trail stretches only four-tenths of a mile and connects with Canebrake Trail next to the shoreline of Lake Taneycomo.

Hiking during the day on this beautiful trail gives you some benefits by roaming through shady bottomland forest with stunning views and allows easy access to upper Lake Taneycomo. While enjoying outdoor fun at the White River Corridor Trail, you can have the chance to see delightful fresh blooms of flower and plants and exotic critters. While wandering under the shades of the trees, you may be able to spot blue heron, deer, and box turtles.

hiking adventure The convenient location of the White River Corridor Trail near the Shepherd of the Hills assures you to take some time to visit the Fish Hatchery and Conservation center. The Fish Hatchery offers visitors educational tour to the facility where you can have the chance to view exhibits and live animals on display. Parking area is available at the pavilion or at the parking lot on Belladonna Road. The hatchery is open for visitors daily from 9 am to 5 pm during the months of September through June.

The Ozarks area offers several hiking and walking trails that gives fun and excitement for every level of expertise. White River Corridor Trail is one of the favorite trails in the area where you can enjoy the best outdoor fun. This trail is for those who do not want to spend long hiking adventure and just want to get close to some of the Ozarks wildlife and beautiful waterways on upper Lake Taneycomo. It is ideal for families and those who want to experience nature in a convenient and easy adventure. Although the trail is not paved, it is flat and wide and even suitable for wheelchairs for at least the first tenth of a mile.

For the first tenth of a mile, you will find a wooden bridge to cross over that provides beautiful view of Lake Taneycomo which can be great for picture taking opportunity. Along the trail, the view of the lake may change as the water level may rise because of power generation at the dam. The generation of power provides constant changes of the scenery along the lake. The area that the trail winds through is a wildlife refuge. On any given time of day with the activity on the trail, hiker may experience to see exotic critters of the wildlife such as wild turkeys, deer, Bald Eagles, beaver, mink, muskrat, herons, etc.

Whether you are a seasoned hiker or just want to see the beauty of nature, you will surely enjoy a  great outdoor fun if you take a hiking adventure at the White River Corridor Trail.

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