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.
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