Branson, MO

Roark Creek Trail

http://bransonparksandrecreation.com

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.

Essentials
  • ~3.5 miles one-way
  • Some hills -- about 100 feet elevation gain on one-way section
  • Numerous access points. Southwestern end: Sunset Park; Northwestern End: Murphy Park
  • Numerous access points