Hiking The Swan Creek Trail

The 16th most popular hiking trail in Missouri.

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Southeast of Springfield and north of Garrison, the Swan Creek Trail is a 27 mile route open to hiking.

From Garrison, MO, take Hwy 125 north 2 miles to Forest Road 533. Turn right, continue to the bottom of the hill. Cross Swan Creek on foot, on horseback, or on your bike; no motorized vehicles permitted past the parking lot.

Overall, Swan Creek Trail is the 16th most popular hiking trail of all 21 hikes in Missouri. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Swan Creek Trail including Berryman Trail, Ozark Trail - Taum Sauk Section, Whites Creek Trail, Kaintuck Hollow Trail, Big Piney Trail and Cole Creek TrailCedar Creek Trail.

Swan Creek Trail Hiking Map



Local Contact(s):  Mark Twain National Forest (417) 683-4428; MO Tourism (800) 877-1234; MO Horse Council (800) 313-3327; MO Backcountry Horsemen (417) 935-4918.

Recommended Book:  "Hiking Missouri" from Kevin Lohraff

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Big Piney Trail Camp; Berryman Campground; Brazil Creek Rec Area.

Luxury Loding:  Mountain Log Cabin Lookout; Eagles Nest Lodge; The Chalet

Reference Source:  click here https://www.fs.usda.gov/mtnf

GPS:  36.87972, -93.00956

Date Published:  1/6/2016

Date Updated:  3/31/2018

ID:  15410

Swan Creek Trail Hiking Map


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