Family Friendly Hiking in Springfield MO

After looking at new homes for sale in Springfield, MO, it is fun to take off the heels and put on hiking boots. Oftentimes, the best homes for people with an active lifestyle are near hiking trails, parks and hardwood forests. Even though some subdivisions include walking and biking trails for day-to-day activity, serious hikers take day trips to explore the wonders of the Ozarks. Missouri is known for its beautiful hiking and backpacking adventures. Consider a few of the best day hikes as part of your house hunting itinerary. If you are selling your home, take a day hike while your Realtor shows your home to potential buyers. When you come back, you might hear the exciting news that your home has an offer or even two.

Bennett Spring State Park:

One easy hiking trail is the Savanna Ridge Trail at Bennett Spring State Park in Windyville, MO. The trail length is 2.6 miles. Bring a fishing pole if you want to spend some of the day fishing.

Mort Walker Trail:

The Mort Walker Trail is a 0.8 mile trail at the Bicentennial Conservation Area in Neosho, MO. Nature photographers love the landscape of southwestern Missouri including the mixed hardwood forest. The paved trail is ideal for children. Other trails at the same conservation area include the multi-use trail that is 5.5 miles long through a thickly wooded area. Look for wild turkey and white-tailed deer.

Ozark Chinquapin Trail:

The Ozark Chinquapin Trail is at the Big Sugar Creek State Park in Jane, MO. The trail is 3.5 miles long with total solitude. The remote trail takes hikers through the River Breaks natural area.

Other great day trails in the Springfield, MO, area include the Red Trail and the Silver Trail at the Busiek State Forest in Ozark, MO. The George Washington Carver National Monument in Diamond, MO, includes a 1.1 mile Carver Nature Trail through streams and woodlands. Finally, the Devil’s Kitchen Trail at the Ha Ha Tonka State Park has a large sinkhole that draws tourists as well as numerous hiking trails.


About the Author:

Julie Pickens is a Springfield, MO real estate agent and owner of Realty Executives By Realty Choice. She helps home buyers find not only their dream home but a dream lifestyle that includes recreation and amenities. For more information about attractions near and around Springfield, MO, contact Julie Pickens today.