Payton Bartlett

  • Drive the Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive

    A seven mile drive that offers views that are unbelievable. There are twelve stops along the way that correspond with an interpretive guide that is found at the beginning of the drive. The drive takes you through multiple landscapes.  The points o...

  • Hike the Spring Trail

    This hike starts out on a half mile of paved trail. From here you will climb a ton of steps to the top, which when the leaves are off the tress can offer a pretty good view. The trail connects with a few other trails on the way but is well marked ...

    1.5 miles

  • Mountain Bike the Edgewood Trail

    Once you pull into the parking lot you will see a bridge. Cross this bridge on your bike and go left. Just follow this trail and it will loop back around to the parking lot. If you want the trail can be broken up with the connectors. The trail is ...

    4 miles 617 ft gain

  • Mountain Bike at Binder Lake

    There are four different loops here that all connect. The blue and green are the most ridden, but are still in great shape.  The trails are well marked so it would be hard to get lost. The trails include creek crossings, some difficult climbs and ...

    11 miles 661 ft gain

  • Hike Hidden Springs Trail

    This two and a half mile trail shares a trail head with White Oak Trail. It also intersects with the Trail of Four Winds but is clearly marked. Hidden Springs Trail takes you along parts of a bluff and offers some amazing views of the lake during ...

    2.5 miles

  • Backpack the Woodland Trail

    Starting at 850 feet of elevation, this 3.25 mile loop is a great beginner backpacking trip. The trail is fairly rough so a sturdy pair of hiking boots is a must. The trail splits a quarter mile in; you will need to go right. After another quarter...

    3 miles 474 ft gain

  • Hike the White Oak Trail

    This trail is located across the road from the horse riding stables. It is an easy one mile hike but can be longer if you connect to Fawn's Ridge Trail. It is an easy hike and is very family friendly. It is a great way to experience nature with yo...

    1 miles

  • Ride the Slopestyle Course at Two Rivers

    Located just about 20 minutes outside of Springfield, Missouri these are the best slopestyle courses you will find in Missouri.  These courses start at the top of a service road that leads out of the parking lot. There are tons of great features s...

  • Hike the Lakeview Bend Trail

    Starting near the camp store at Lake of the Ozarks State Park, this trail is an easy 1.5 mile hike.Less than a half mile in it will give you the option to go left or right. You will want to go right. Along the trail you will see some amazing bluff...

    1.5 miles

  • Hike the Lake Trail, Lake of the Ozarks SP

    Starting next to the Outpost Cabins in Lake of the Ozarks State Park, this is an easy 1.5 mile hike that is very scenic. The trail will lead you right up next to the lake. The lake is in view for most of the hike. Be sure to wear hiking boots beca...

    1.5 miles

  • Backpack the Turkey Pen Hollow Trail

    This 6.5 mile loop is a great hike that takes you into the Haha Tonka Oak Woodland Natural Area. It shares a trailhead with the Acorn Trail but is clearly marked on which way you should go. This hike isn't super challenging but make sure that you ...

    7 miles 948 ft gain

  • Hike the Island Trail

    The Island Trail starts at the Old Mill Site on the Spring Trail. The trail will lead you up some steps. At the top of these go left to see the Balanced Rock. This is an amazing natural wonder. Continuing down this trail you will see where the Hah...

    0.5 miles 100 ft gain

  • Mountain Bike In Warsaw, Missouri

    Located near Truman Dam, the Blue Loop at Truman Lake Bike Park is a great ride. At 3.1 miles long it will not take very long to complete but is still fun the 2nd or 3rd time you ride it. It has some technical sections but nothing to crazy. The tr...

    3.1 miles

  • Bike in Lake of the Ozarks

    This ride starts at Carl's Hardware Store at the intersection of Bittersweet Road and HH. Once you get on your bike head on the bike path farther down HH. You will see a fire station. You will need to turn down the gravel road right before the fir...

    9 miles 800 ft gain

  • Kayak at Binder Lake

    Once you come into the park you will come to an intersection. Go left here. The lake will then come into view. Take the first road you see on the right. Follow this road all the way to a building that has a playground across from it. Park in the p...

  • Rock Climb at Lake of the Ozarks

    MAKE SURE YOU GET A CLIMBING PERMIT FROM THE STATE PARK OFFICEhttps://mostateparks.com/activ...Only about 1000 feet from the parking lot, these rocks offer some great climbingThere are tons of different routes to take on the two main rocks. Anyone...