This year there has been an unprecedented increase in trail usage, and certainly we are glad to have more people in the community enjoying the trails. While the trails are safe and have been so for more than 25 years, some incidents have occurred which prompted us to discuss with law enforcement, ways to make the trails safer. We’ve collaborated on the following trail safety tips, which are measures everyone can take, when on the trails and also when accessing the trails, to ensure a safe and enjoyable trail experience. We hope you will share these with your friends and neighbors, and continue to enjoy the trails, and support our efforts to make the trails even better.  


You can find a printable copy of these tips here:  Trail Safety Tips 


Joplin Trails Coalition 

Celebrating More Than 29 Years

Established in 1991, the Joplin Trails Coalition has been giving back to the local community for the past 29 years.  With your help we have completed 15 miles of trail.  We have 4.5 miles left to complete on the Ruby Jack Trail.  We want to thank everyone for their support over the past 29 years and hope you will continue supporting JTC for the next 29 years.



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 and the Maple Leaf Tour. 

Enjoy these videos of the Ruby Jack.

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.

Drone video courtesy of 6 S Air.  Advanced Imagery & Aerial Data







Trout Run September 21st, 2013!

08/01/2013 08:20
Mark the date! Saturday September 21, 2013! Scenic rolling hills straight out and back from Neosho to Cassville, Missouri along many newly paved roads. There will be rest and replenishing stops at different places along the way, and a meal when you get back. We start at the historic Neosho National...

Pittsburg Gorilla Century Ride, Regisration Now Open

07/26/2013 11:00
38, 62 and 100 ride lengths in scenic south east Kansas      

Frisco to be closed June 2nd, Sunday 8am-noon

06/01/2013 06:48
Due to the rain Friday evening we have rescheduled our herbicide application to Sunday June 2nd, 2013.  The entire Frisco will be closed from 8am till noon.  Thank you.

Frisco to be closed

05/24/2013 07:29
All 3.5 miles of the Frisco trail will be closed Friday May 31st from 5pm on.  The Joplin Trails Coalition will be applying herbicide at this time.  The trail will reopen at 5am Saturday June 1st.  Friday evenings generally have light trail usage.  Rain will cancel.  We...

Missouri capitalizes on unused railroads to build trails

05/20/2013 11:49
May 14, 2013   By Andra Bryan Stefanoni Most of the great trails in American history — the Oregon, the Santa Fe, The Trail of Tears, even the route followed by Lewis and Clark — have one thing in common: Missouri. Now the state known as the gateway to the west in the...

Granby Lion's 30th Annual Run/Walk

04/12/2013 09:19
Join the Granby Lion's for their 30th annual run/ walk june 29th, 2013 in Granby MO.

Route 66 Bicycle Tour

03/28/2013 08:57
Route 66 Bicycle Tour, exciting road ride across 3 states on historic Route 66.  October 12, 2013 at Schifferdecker park in Joplin, MO.  The route has 12, 33, 66 and 100 mile options.  Full sag support, rest stops and TShirts for all registered riders.  Register now! Click on...

MSSU to Northpark Mall Trail

03/07/2013 21:51
February 7, 2013 Our View: Walking the walk The Joplin Globe An announcement was made earlier this week that Missouri Southern State University and the city of Joplin will build a trail that will link the university campus with Northpark Mall.  The 2,000-foot-long trail — to be paved with...

Crews Clear Land North of Carthage; Bicycle Trails Planned

03/07/2013 09:28
March 4, 2013 Crews clear land north of Carthage; bicycle trails planned By Susan Redden CARTHAGE, Mo. — Carthage officials are hopeful that tons of trash cleared out a week ago eventually will make way for bicycle trails through the Walnut Bottoms area north of...

Welcome to Our New Website

03/05/2013 17:53
We would like to announce the launch of our new website. You can find information about all the latest news reports and services. Our primary goal is to keep you in the know on the most recent and upcoming events we are involved in. Be sure to check back often.
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