Where To Go Jogging in Branson

You may be on vacation, but visiting Branson doesn't have to mean giving up your daily workout. Regardless of your fitness goals, Branson offers a variety of routes to take a jog.

Branson Landing

Joggers can take an early-morning autumn run around the Branson Landing and treat themselves to the bright colors of the area's fall foliage. Just park in the northern Branson Landing parking lot and head toward Lake Taneycomo to meet the concrete Boardwalk path. The route will cover about 1.5 miles and can be completed in a 25-minute jog, passing the Branson Landing fountains, the train depot and the historic Branson city cemetery.

Cahill Road to Stockstill Park/Roark Trail Loop

Enjoy a hilly challenge by taking this 3-mile route from Cahill Road to the wooded Roark Trail that leads to Stockstill Park before looping back around to the starting point.

Branson Hills Parkway Route

This 1/2-mile jaunt is perfect for a brisk morning wake-up jog around the scenic Branson Hills Parkway and includes an elevation gain of 72 feet. The popular route is a favorite of locals and vacationers alike and can be completed in about 10 minutes.

Branson Hilton Route

Runners who prefer jogging a greater distance can take their turn on the 8.25-mile Branson Hilton route. The route leads alongside Coon Creek and loops around both historic Downtown Branson and the Branson Landing. Not for the faint of heart, the route takes almost three hours to complete and burns almost 1,200 calories.

Roark Creek Trail

The paved trail follows the scenic Roark Creek from Lake Taneycomo and through the Roark Creek Valley before connecting the Branson Landing with both North Beach and Stockstill parks. With a distance of about 3.2 miles, the trail offers a moderate workout for experienced joggers and an achievable challenge for beginners.

Chinquapin Trail

The 1.5-mile route is a natural surface trail that winds through Table Rock State Park. Joggers will pass by the campground, park office, amphitheater and the nearby Lakeshore Trail. Relatively flat, the Chinquapin Trail treats joggers to some impressive Ozarks scenery, including woodlands, glades, wildflowers and native wildlife.

Sunset Walking Path

Located along Lake Taneycomo, Sunset Park features a newly-paved and lighted .6-mile walking path. Joggers can take advantage of several exercise stations along the path to enhance their hear rates, while they also enjoy watching competition ensue as the path loops around a popular disc golf course.

 

Whether you're a dedicated runner or a jogger-in-training, Branson offers a variety of routes that are not only safe but nearby many Branson lodging options. While getting their daily exercise, joggers can also take in the lush Ozarks scenery, including rolling hills, breathtaking lakes and streams, as well as city landmarks.

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