Branson, MO

Table Rock State Park Trails

Flickr: John Starnes

Table Rock State Park has an excellent variety of mainly wooded trail running, located nearly 9 miles west of Branson on Table Rock Lake. There are more than 11 miles of well-blazed trails. The trails are mainly wooded, though there is an old farmstead and some occasional lake views. The attached interactive trail map has good information on the various trails.

There are two trails best suited for running: the 2.2 mile (one-way) Lakeshore Trail (yellow blazed), which features great views of the lake; and the 1.5 mile Chinquapin Trail, which runs through the campground from the Showboat Branson Belle to State Park Marina Rd. and features some wooded sections and glades with some lovely wildflowers and grasses. There are three other marked loops, popular for hiking and mountain biking, that offer a more rugged and hilly trail running experience.


  • 11+ miles of trails. Lakeshore Trail is 2.2 miles. There are three other marked loops, with connectors
  • The hiking/mountain biking trails are hilly
  • Depends on trail chosen. Dewey Short Visitor Center is a good spot to start the Lakeshore Trail
  • Several parking areas, depending on trail chosen