Spring Hike on Branson Trails
Many visitors want to spend a wonderful spring vacation in Branson not only because it offers world-class live entertainment show, but also because they also want to enjoy outdoor fun in Branson with some of its beautiful trails. Spending a great outdoor fun in Branson during spring season is the most exciting way to enjoy nature as you can see first bloom of flowers and plants in the wildlife. Spring season is a great time to enjoy with your family many of Branson hiking trails that include Table Rock State Park, Busiek State Forest, Murder Rock Trail, and Trout Hatchery State Park.
Table Rock State Park is a beautiful playground to enjoy outdoor fun in Branson. On the shoreline of Table Rock Lake lies two campgrounds that offer basic, electric, and water campsites. This park features a woodsy oak and hickory setting, a marina nearby, and great for fishing and water sports adventure. The walking trails in the park display a good example of Ozarks woodland and glades. Table Rock Lakeshore Trail in this park runs along the shoreline of Table Rock Lake from the State Park Marina and the Dewey Short Visitor Center. This trail features a paved road which makes the place popular for walkers and wheelchairs.
Busiek State Forest is a beautiful park located just a short 20-minute drive north of Branson on Hwy 65. Open from 4 am to 10 pm, this park offers free admission and parking. It was built in 1986 by the Missouri Department of Conservation after a purchase of over 740 acres of land from Dr. Paul Busiek. The fun activities that visitors can engage in this forested area include hiking, bird watching, hunting, fishing, horseback riding, and target shooting. This outdoor enthusiast’s paradise features public restrooms, campsites, and picnic areas. Spanning eighteen miles, the trails cover the mountainous terrain overall, with panoramic views of the Ozark valleys, beautiful wildlife, and lush streams.
Murder Rock Trail is another trail in Branson that got its name when Civil War-travelling pioneers were ambushed by a gang of robbers on this stretch. This trail is five miles long and follows the old Springfield-Harrison Road. Along the trail, be prepared to see the remains of Melva, an old 1880’s mining ghost town including three landmarks: The Silver Moon Mine, The Josie B. Mine, and The King Solomon Mine. Murder Rock Trail has no camping site but welcomes hikers, mountain bikers, ATVs, and horseback riders.
Trout Hatchery State Park in Branson is located at the bottom of the Table Rock Dam off Hwy 165. It’s free to visit the park and it provides educational and fun experience for the whole family. This park features scenic trails, a museum-like visitor center, trout fishing, and a breathtaking view of Table Rock Dam. The trail features a woodsy stroll through underbrush and trees.
Spending a fascinating outdoor fun in Branson is a great way to enjoy hiking at some of Branson trails with your family this spring season.