Frisco Highline trail in Springfield to be upgraded :: Joplin Trails Coalition

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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 along former railroad tracks, is operated by Ozark Greenways through the federal rail banking program. That group’s executive director, Terry Whaley, said its board recently met to discuss how to improve and preserve the track for another 20 years.

The long-range plan focuses on promoting the trail locally and regionally, with an effort to market it as a destination for bicyclists and a site for competitive biking and running events, The Springfield News-Leader reported.