Outdoor Initiatives

Outdoor Initiatives provides adventure trips, outdoor recreation programs & education at an affordable price to the community. Leave No Trace guidelines are followed on all excursions. Scholarships may be available, call 833-8647. Office location: Valley Water Mill Park, 2450 E. Valley Water Mill Rd.

  1. Bike
  2. Camp
  3. Cave
  4. Float
  5. Hike
  6. Youth

  1. Frisco Highline Overnight Bike Trip

    All aboard!? Grab your bicycle and join us as we ride the Frisco Highline Trail in its entirety from Springfield to Bolivar over the course of two days. Enjoy scenic views, small towns, and a whole lot of gravel. No need to pack your camping gear on your bike as we will shuttle your overnight equipment throughout the trip. This is a moderate level trip, so physical fitness is a must. Transportation and dinner included but Personal Bike Required. Camping gear available for rent. Register by Sep. 25.
    Daily Mileage:
    Day 1: 19.3 miles Springfield, MO – Walnut Grove, MO
    Day 2: 20.1 miles Walnut Grove, MO – Bolivar, MO

    15 yrs. and up (15-17 yrs. with an adult)
    Sep. 26 - 27
    Sat., 12 p.m.-Sun., 5 p.m.
    Frisco Highline Trail


  2. Bike and Lunch

    Work up an appetite while spending the morning biking through open pastures, and along wooded creeks all through the city of Springfield. Enjoy two of Springfield’s most scenic Greenway Trails as we cycle from Rutledge Wilson Farm Park to Nathaniel Greene Park. After riding enjoy a nice lunch in Nathaniel Greene Park prepared by us! Shuttle and lunch included. Bring your own snacks, water, and personal bike. Register by Nov. 6.

    11 yrs. and up (11-17 yrs. with an adult)
    Sat., Nov. 7
    10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park