Lakeside Forest Wilderness Area, Branson

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  • Very scenic, beautiful views. Not what I was expecting to see while visiting Branson. Trails need some work and need to be marked better. Overall a nice hike for the family.  more »
  • We really enjoyed our hike here. Looked at the map posted near the parking lot and decided our route, however the actual trail did not match what the map showed. We met a couple of groups who were con...  more »
  • Hiked this area while in Branson last week. Very nice woods trails close to town. Very steep steps down to lake/river. Really mapped out nicely.  more »
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  • The yellow, blue, and orange trail aren't bad. The purple bluff trail is no joke. We had a 4 year old with us and wouldn't do it again with him. For adults it's all good. Definitely some slanted trails and slopes. Need good shoes! Awesome views as well.
  • This was a real nice place for a nice day hike and some pretty views. Some of the trails are very narrow and at times not well marked. It would be nice if the trails were widened and maintained better but it was still worth the trip. Our dog left with three ticks and a bunch of bug bites...
  • Nice choice of short hikes. Trails are pretty well marked. Yellow trail to Owen homestead cabin is a very easy 5-10 minute walk on a flat, wide path. The waterfall was not flowing when we were there.
  • We had a great time on these trails. We did the stone steps and kept going along the red trail for about a little over a mile before heading back. It is beautiful! Tons of poison I've so watch where you are going.
  • Beautiful, well-maintained, and easy access! Had a great hike with my daughter and will be back! There's a restroom by the parking lot for those with small kids or small bladders. ;) Everyone we encountered was courteous and helpful. We only hiked 2 trails, but they were very easy. Very nice place!

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