This trail is a part of the trail system at the Busiek State Forest.
Busiek Rd is right off Hwy 65 between Springfield and Branson. Follow Busiek Rd down the hill. Turn left at the first gravel parking area, before you go under the bridge. Follow road to the dead end which is also the parking area.
Note - there are many junctions that will be poorly marked or unmarked. The maps at the trailhead are out of date.
Take the To Yellow/Red/Silver trail Connector - doubletrack to access all East Side Trails
to the start of the Yellow Trail. The connector will start on the south side of the lot. It will bring you directly to the creek. Cross the creek and take a right down the doubletrack. The creek is not always running but be prepared to get your feet wet. If we've had heavy rainfall this creek is known to flood.
0.2 miles - take a left up the hill. Follow the switchback up until you reach the cemetery. Take a moment to explore. It is one of the oldest cemeteries in the county. Follow the trail to the right for a gradual descent.
0.8 - you'll pass a small trail on the left - ignore it and continue straight for .1 mile.
0.9 - Stay straight to continue on the Yellow Trail. The next .5 miles is fairly technical. It is not steep, but has loose terrain and a sections with 1- 2 ft rock drops. Hike-a-bike suggested around some sections depending on skill level.
The trail will open back up to doubletrack. There will be a few spots that are muddy year round.