Joplin Trails Coalition

The Joplin Trails Coalition is a group dedicated to creating and maintaining walking and biking trails in and around the Joplin, Webb City, Carthage, Oronogo and Carl Junction Missouri.  We currently have two trail projects: the Frisco Greenway Trail that runs through Joplin and Webb City, and the Ruby Jack Trail that goes from Carthage, MO through Oronogo, Carl Junction, and on to the Kansas State Line. Both of these trails are "Rails To Trails" projects, meaning they are former railroads that have been converted to multi-use trails. The trails are created and maintained via the hard work of several volunteers and generous donations from individuals and businesses throughout the community. We invite you to come and explore the trails in person and to get involved with the trails by joining the Joplin Trails Coalition, volunteering on trail work days, and by supporting our annual Route 66 Mother Road Bicycle Tour. 


Enjoy this video of the Ruby Jack.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNiEMKJkMrE

Credits, I Will Be There (When Your Train Comes in the Station) by Steve Forbert. The video was made by Bud Anderson and uploaded to his YouTube Channel Caveman Outdoors.

 

 

 

News

Ruby Jack Trail Upgrades

08/18/2014 08:36
www.carthagepress.com/article/20140814/NEWS/140819482/1995/NEWS

KOAM TV Story

07/27/2014 11:03
www.koamtv.com/story/26117090/joplin-trails-coalition-seeks-100000-grant-to-fund-completion-of-ruby-jack-trail

Hiking, biking trail in Springfield to be upgraded

03/31/2014 08:07
March 27, 2014 Hiking, biking trail in Springfield to be upgraded From The Associated Press SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Twenty years after the Frisco Highline hiking and biking trail opened, supporters are discussing ways to renovate the 35-mile trail between Springfield and Bolivar. The trail, built...

Walnut Bottoms on Facebook

02/14/2014 07:02
www.facebook.com/walnutbottomstrail

Trail Run offers locals chance to see potential

02/14/2014 06:39
Just north of Carthage is a 27-acre area of potential. The floodplain where North Garrison Avenue forks with Spring River is known as Walnut Bottoms. The area is underdeveloped, and Brady Beckham is excited to host an event there in March to raise funds to develop a trail for mountain biking,...

A Note on Horses

01/28/2014 09:56
Horses are allowed on the Frisco and the Ruby Jack.  We ask that horses be walked.  Any speed above a walking speed effects the trail surface for the worst.  Please walk horses.

Follow us on Twitter

12/30/2013 18:44
twitter.com/Joplintrails

Work Day Dec 28th, 10am on the Frisco, St Louis and Zora

12/26/2013 09:21
The recent ice storm has left some fallen & dangling limbs along the Frisco Greenway Trail, mainly between St. Louis Ave and the Turkey Creek bridge.   For safety's sake, it would be a good idea to remove the debris & hazards pretty soon. Accordingly, a work session has been...

Update On Rail-Trails In Cherokee County

10/24/2013 06:39
Steve and Cathy Bolek of Baxter Springs are in the process of refining their proposal to develop a network of trails in Cherokee County. Phase I would now encompass creating a two-mile loop trail primarily using two abandoned rail corridors within Baxter Springs. It would also involve building a...

Trail Usage Poll Results October 2013

10/16/2013 21:31
Which trail do you use most? Frisco (32) Ruby Jack (33) Wildcat Glades (20) Other (0) Total votes: 85  
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