The Roark Creek Trail offers another centrally located run in Branson. The mostly paved trail follows Roark Creek and incorporates several parks and the Branson Boardwalk Trail. Total distance is ~3.5 miles one-way.
The southwestern end starts at Sunset Park, along Lake Taneycomo. Head east, passing through Alexander Park, to connect to the Boardwalk Trail after ~1.1 miles. Then, run the Boardwalk Trail north for 1 mile, to North Beach Park. The northern section of the Roark Creek Trail then heads west, winding through the park and then a fairly wooded section on the north side of Roark Creek, for 1.7 miles west to Stockstill Park. For another 1/2 mile, cross to the southern side of the creek and run to Murphy Park. This section unpaved.
Note: No GPX file here, as this trail doesn’t appear on maps.