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Lakeside Forest Wilderness Area

Fall Creek Road, 2 blocks south of Highway 76, near Dixie Stampede, entrance on left., Branson, MO
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A bit of wilderness right in town

As the beginning of the trail looked groomed and easy, I thought the posted warnings on the signs... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2018
Adele G
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Henrietta
365 steps down and miles to hike...really fun place!

We found this area 5 minutes from our condo and were very surprised to learn what it offers to... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2018
Jim M
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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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Fall Creek Road, 2 blocks south of Highway 76, near Dixie Stampede, entrance on left., Branson, MO
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Reviewed 19 April 2018

As the beginning of the trail looked groomed and easy, I thought the posted warnings on the signs about difficulty might have been a bit exaggerated. But the trails marked difficult are difficult, narrow, rocky and steep. Some of the trails are more accessible like...More

1  Thank Adele G
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

We found this area 5 minutes from our condo and were very surprised to learn what it offers to visitors. There is an old homestead site in the center of the area and from there you can take a historic concrete stairway down to a...More

Thank Jim M
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

This is a beautiful, well maintained place to hike. You can take it easy or go for a challenge. Our family did wish that some of the things were labeled better. We took the path to the cave and didn't know if we reached the...More

Thank Shea V
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Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

There are several trails to choose from but if you want the full experience, you have to go down the 300+ stone steps. It's not too bad going down but you have to come back up! Well worth it, in my opinion. You'll also find...More

Thank CaptRon L
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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

What a great little nature park in the middle of the Branson Strip! We spent about two hours just walking around different paths. One reason was the trails are not very well marked. We printed off the map (should have done it in color as...More

Thank Sharon D
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

The 338 Stone Steps kicked my butt though! I walk about 3 times a week and my legs turned to jelly! BUT it was wonderful, unique, and I wasn't too sore the next day to go kayaking. Make sure to read the story of why...More

Thank Grace M
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

We went on a short hike here on February 13th, 2018. We took the 2.4 mile Ridge Trail (red loop). It was a very nice easy trail. The one exception was the point (at about 8/10 mile) where the post with arrows on it indicated...More

1  Thank clevel60
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Reviewed 31 January 2018

First, there really are 300 steps. More on that later. We went for a family hike here, and it was a blast. We did the yellow trail (easy) to the blue trail (definitely not as easy). At the beginning of the trail, there is a...More

2  Thank nyguy73
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

This nature trail has been well kept up. Some of the trails have wood savings. We took our dog with us . Some trails do have a few steps that you may encounter. We walked the two short trails. But ran out of time to...More

Thank Kel P
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Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

We wanted to walk off some of the big meals & Hurt's donuts we were eating in Branson ... found this great trail near our condo. The views are great! The grotto was dry because no rain but still neat to see at the end...More

1  Thank Lindey L
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Misty Q
16 September 2017|
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Response from OurStoryTime |
There is a small parking area by the trailhead, with picnic tables and restrooms.
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Marcia H
27 August 2017|
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Response from OurStoryTime |
Yes. It states at the trailhead that dogs are welcome but must be on leash.
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clynchdale
2 May 2017|
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Response from 233LisaH233 |
Yes, but it's tiny. A climbing rock, some fake tree stumps and crawl-through tunnel. No swings or slides.
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