Southwest Missouri Hiking Trail Wins National Award
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A new hiking and mountain biking trail in southwest Missouri has won a national award.
The state Department of Natural Resources said the White River Valley Trail in Table Rock Lake State Park won an award from the Coalition for Recreational Trails. The organization awarded the trail in the category of multi-use management and corridor sharing.
The Coalition for Recreational Trails is a collection of national and regional organizations. Each year, the coalition presents achievement awards to projects that make good use of Recreational Trails Program funds.
The White River Valley Trail is a 10.25-mile natural surface trail outside Branson. It's the first designated mountain biking trail system in the area and a joint land-use project between DNR and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.