Lakeside Forest Wilderness Area, Branson

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  • August 14, 2017
    a beautiful place to walk around with some great views of the mountains and scenery surrounding Branson. The trails are pretty well marked  more »
  • July 29, 2017
    Perfect weather, beautiful trails and lots of great trees! My family and I enjoy hammocking and we found a nice shaded spot and set up! Napped for about 3 hours!  more »
  • July 18, 2017
    I took a picture of the map at the trailhead, but trails themselves were confusing and not clearly marked. Even with the map on my phone I think we got on the wrong trail- it was narrow and had big dr...  more »
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  • June 15, 2017
    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.
  • June 28, 2017
    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...
  • July 2, 2017
    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.
  • July 8, 2017
    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.
  • March 16, 2017
    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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