Ozark Greenways

Wilson's Creek Greenway

GREAT NEWS! June 2018: The National Park Service and American Trails announced they have designated Wilson's Creek Greenway as a National Recreation Trail! This makes four National Recreation Trails in the Springfield area - also including Galloway Creek Greenway, South Creek Greenway, and the Frisco Highline Trail. The national honor helps to promote the work that communities are doing to bring more trails to residents and visitors! See the Springfield News-Leader story here.

Wilson's Creek Greenway connects to South Creek Greenway in southwest Springfield, via Tal's Trailhead! This trail is lovely and travels through the popular Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park. As this trail and others begin to connect, a greenbelt is forming to surround our community, providing more public trail access and more opportunities for active transportation routes. Trail users will also be able to connect eventually to downtown from this trail too, as it is planned to connect to Jordan Creek Greenway.

POINTS OF INTEREST: Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park; Connection to South Creek Greenway and all its destinations including Nathanael Greene/Close Park/Drummond Lake, the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center, Dr. Bill Roston Native Butterfly House, and much more; Ewing Park Sports Complex; Connection from Ewing Park to Jordan Creek Greenway's terrific Cruse Dog Park.

Parking & Trail Access

Parking is available at Tal's Trailhead at 3351 S. Kauffman Road, Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park at 3825 S. Farm Road 146, Ewing Park Sports Complex at 1400 S. Scenic Ave., as well as access via South Creek Greenway. Come by bike or on foot if possible!


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5 miles total


Mixed asphalt and concrete paved surface - Minimal inclines


Walkers, runners, bicyclists, in-line skaters, wheelchairs, baby strollers


Open during daylight hours only

Interactive Map

  • Gravel
  • Pavement
  • Mulch/Natural
  • Water
  • Bike Lanes
  • Shared Lane Markings
  • Signed Bike Route

Greenway Etiquette

  • Show courtesy, greenways are for all users.
  • Yield right-of-way to pedestrians.
  • Keep to the right (except to pass).
  • Always pass on the left and give ample room.
  • Before you pass a pedestrian or another bicyclist, slow down and either ring a bell or politely call out “passing on your left”.
  • Stay single file in congested conditions.
  • Ride at a safe speed and enjoy the view.
All Users
  • Share the greenway; be considerate  of all users.
  • Keep to the right side of the greenway.
  • If you stop, step off the greenway.
  • Turn down volume on earphones so that you can hear other greenway users.
  • Keep dogs on a leash and clean up after your pet.
  • Report trail hazards in Greene County to Springfield-Greene County Parks at 864-1049.
  • Call 911 to report crime.

We rely on the enthusiasm and financial support of the community.

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