Spinnaker Resorts

Ruth and Paul Henning Conservation Area – Hiking – Birding

Visitors will find 5.6 miles of hiking trails, a scenic overlook, and a lookout tower. Horses and bicycles are not allowed on trails. The 3.4 mile Homesteaders Trail features 14 informational stops that either showcase the natural features of the area or places of historical interest. Information on those stops can be found on the area brochure.
Area Hours
  • Sunday, 04:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 04:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Ruth and Paul Henning Conservation Area is in the White River Hills of western Taney County on the west side of Branson. Much of this 1,534-acre area consists of steep hills covered with typical upland oak/hickory forest. The forest is interspersed with a series of scenic glades (open desert-like areas), which make up the White River Balds Natural Area

The parking lot for the scenic overlook and trailhead is located on the east side of highway 376 about 3/4 of a mile Northwest from the intersection of highway 376 and 76 Country Boulevard. To access the Homesteaders Trail from the parking lot on the north side of the area, turn right out of the scenic overlook parking lot, follow 376 for 1.7 miles, turn right onto Old 76 road, follow Old 76 road and stay right at the intersection to turn onto Noland road, stay on Noland road until it becomes Sycamore Church road, follow Sycamore Church road until it crosses Roark creek. A gravel parking lot will be on your right after you cross Roark Creek. The trailhead is located on the opposite side of the creek from the parking lot, across the bridge.
For more information call
(417) 334-3324