The Frisco Highline Trail connects Springfield to Bolivar, more than 35 miles! the entire distance except for a short detour on the south side of Bolivar—were completely opened. (see trail map).
About two thirds of the trail is compacted crushed gravel, similar to the Katy Trail. An eight mile section is asphalted from Springfield to Willard, as well as about four miles paved miles from the Bolivar Trailhead south. There is a short on-street connection to follow which is about two miles south of Bolivar.
Trailhead parking lots are located in Springfield, Willard, Walnut Grove, Wishart and Bolivar (see directions and/or trail map). The Springfield, Willard, Wishart and Bolivar trailheads are paved lots.
For information about services near the trail, such as restrooms and water, check our Trail Services page.
The Frisco Highline Trail is open to non-motorized travel only: walking, running, bicycling, skating (on paved sections), and cross-country skiing (on the two or three days a year when we’ve had enough snow!).
The trail is open during daylight hours only. There are no fees for trail use. Horseback riding is not allowed anywhere along the trail. No hunting or camping is allowed on the trail corridor.
A Note about Hunting Seasons: Hunting seasons are a good thing to be aware of when enjoying the outdoors. Even though hunting is not allowed along the Frisco Highline Trail itself, there are adjacent areas where hunting takes place and you wouldn't want to wear your turkey outfit that day! You can still use the trail, but being aware and even wearing bright orange or yellow clothing isn't a bad idea. Turkey season is usually mid-April to mid-May, and deer season usually starts mid-November, typically lasting 10 days. The Missouri Department of Conservation can give exact dates and answer questions about this (417)895-6880.
The Frisco Highline Trail is jointly administered by Ozark Greenways, a non-profit trails and greenspace organization, and the Springfield-Greene County Park Board.
P.O. Box 50733
Springfield, MO 65805