Ruth and Paul Henning Conservation Area Homesteaders Trail

Branson, Missouri 65616

Ruth and Paul Henning Conservation Area Homesteaders Trail

Ruth and Paul Henning Conservation Area: Homesteaders Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"How is it that you could be hiking through deep woods after a 15-minute drive from downtown Branson, Missouri? The speed of driving through development on MO 65 gives way to a peaceful walking pace on the Homesteaders Trail alongside a beautiful creek and 14-foot waterfall.

You’ll see evidence of early inhabitants of the area, such as abandoned water wells, rock walls, ponds, and glades used by early homesteaders. Ruth and Paul Henning provided this land that is now a conservation area on the northwest edge of Branson. Mr. Henning was a writer and producer, responsible for several TV classics such as Beverly Hillbillies, Green Acres, and Petticoat Junction. Mr. Henning died in 2005 but would be pleased to know that his gift is being enjoyed and protected."

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Trail Information

Branson
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
3.7
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
2.5 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
825 feet
Trailhead Elevation
1,098 feet
Top Elevation
Missouri Department of Conservation, Southwest Regional Offi ce, 417-895-6880, tinyurl.com/henningca
Local Contacts
USGS Garber
Local Maps

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Dec 2018