Busiek State Forest, Springfield

Directions: South from Springfield about 20 miles on Highway 65.  Look for brown sign for "Busiek State Forest".  Turn left about halfway down the hill.  Follow the road around to several parking areas. 

Trail Information: There are more than 15 miles of trails and several really great loops.  Stay in the bottoms for easy trail runs or do the loops that climb to the tops of the hills.  The steep parts are often rocky and wet during wet weather.  The creek is sometimes full after prolonged rain also. 

Miscellaneous Information: A map of the trails can be found at

http://extra.mdc.mo.gov/documents/area_brochures/8109map.pdf

Drew Sparks