UPCOMING TRIPS

 

NOTE: All our trips (unless otherwise noted in details) leave and return to 5 Pound Apparel at Farmer's Park (2144 East Republic Road E104, Springfield, MO 65804). Some trips, have a second pickup location in Branson at the Starbucks located at the Target off Hwy 65 (200 Ozark Scenic Dr, Branson, MO 65616). The pickup location will be specified on the trip's details.  

Thursday before your trip, we will send out an email with all the details you need to know before your adventure. 

HORSEBACK RIDING & WINERY | JANUARY 26TH, 2019

 Don’t let the cold weather keep you from Exploring the Ozarks! Join us for a day of riding  and wine tasting. You will not be disappointed by the hour long ride with gorgeous winter Ozark views. Finish the day by relaxing with live music, amazing scenery and delicious wine.

HIKE & EAGLE WATCH BOAT TOUR AT HOBBS STATE PARK | JANUARY 26TH, 2019 (RESCHEDULED FROM 12.08.18)

We will start our day with an awesome easy 4 mile hike in Hobbs State Park and then catch a 2 hour boat tour to see eagles and other wildlife in the area. You will be sure to return home amazed at this incredible beauty of the Ozarks!

HIKE & TRUMPETER SWANS VIEWING | February 2nd, 2019 (RESCHEDULED FROM 01.19.19)

Today will be hands down one of the most unique experiences one can have in the Ozarks.  We will do a very simple/short hike in Big Creek Natural Area in the Arkansas Valley. After the hike, the real show begins.  Magness Lake houses a huge population of Trumpeter Swans during the winter. Today’s experience won’t disappoint you!

 

DEVIL'S DEN & SADDLEBOCK BREWERY | february 2nd, 2019

Breathtaking 3 mile hike on easy terrain at Devil's Den State Park.  The trail climbs up to a ridge with invigorating views of the surrounding landscape while being completely immersed nature.  On our way back to Springfield, we will stop at Saddlebock Brewery, an awesome brewery in a barn, for some locally made beers.

Mirror Lake & Blanchard Spring Caverns | February 3rd, 2019

Mirror Lake is a stunning green lake that flows into one of the most beautiful waterfalls in our region. The color and sound will make you want to stay all day. After a short morning hike we will head over to Blanchard Caverns, a three tiered cave system.

HIKE & EAGLE WATCH BOAT TOUR | FEBRUARY 9TH, 2019

We will start our day with an awesome easy 4 mile hike in Hobbs State Park and then catch a 2 hour boat tour to see eagles and other wildlife in the area. You will be sure to return home amazed at this incredible beauty of the Ozarks!

 

HORSEBACK RIDING & WINERY | FEBRUARY 16TH, 2019

 Don’t let the cold weather keep you from Exploring the Ozarks! Join us for a day of riding and wine tasting. You will not be disappointed by the hour long ride with gorgeous winter Ozark views. Finish the day by relaxing with live music, amazing scenery and delicious wine.

VALENTINE’S HIKE & WINERY | February 16TH, 2019

The perfect Valentine’s event, getting outside to see some of the most beautiful natural sites in the Ozarks.  The only way this day could get any better is to top it off with some local wine tasting at Sassafras Winery, a winery that feels as it is in the middle of nowhere.  

Kings River Overlook Hike & Tupertine Creek Wildlife Refugee Tour | February 23rd, 2019

We will start the day at Kings River Overlook Trail, a breathtaking trail on top of the bluffs overlooking Kings River and rolling Arkansas hills. After the hike, continue to Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, a refugee whose mission is to provide lifetime sanctuary for the survivors of the exotic pet trade.

 

ROARING RIVER & HUNGRY HOLLOW BREWERY | MARCH 2nd, 2019

Today's adventure is the perfect day exploring the Ozarks. We will start our journey at Roaring River Park, located in a narrow valley surrounded by a gorgeous rugged landscape. After the hike we will warm up with stories, laughter and great craft beer at Hungry Hollow Brewery.  

HIKE & CAVE Tour | March 9TH, 2019

Today’s trip is the perfect family outing. We will visit one of the largest natural bridges in the Ozarks, located in a gorgeous valley enclosed by the bluff line. After the hike, we will head to one of the most amazing caverns in the area to explore some breathtaking rock formation.

HIKE & Hops | March 16TH, 2019

This trip will be a long hike at the gorgeous Bennett Spring State Park. The highlight of our trip will no doubt be seeing the 296’ long Natural Tunnel. This trail showcases what Missouri hiking is known for; diversity. After the time on the trail, we will head to Boat Town Brewing to end our day with some craft beer tasting.

 

HIKE & elk viewing | MARCH 16TH, 2019

Join us on a trip to the beautiful Pedestal Rocks state park.  We will hike around 2.2 miles in total, viewing the beautiful rock formations and spectacular overlooks.  Pedestal Rocks is best known for its unique rock formations that are shaped as “mushrooms”.  After the hike we will over to Ponca, Arkansas to search for the majestic herds of elk that populate the area.

HIKE & YOGA AT ROUND TOP MOUNTAIN | MARCH 17TH, 2019

A simple hike will lead us to the perfectly isolated Round Top Mountain for a yoga session you will not forget, led by our expert yoga instructor.  Before returning home we will stop by a local cafe for some small town charm and amazing homemade eats.

HORSEBACK RIDING & WINERY | March 16TH, 2019

 Don’t let the cold weather keep you from Exploring the Ozarks! Join us for a day of riding and wine tasting. You will not be disappointed by the hour long ride with gorgeous winter Ozark views. Finish the day by relaxing with live music, amazing scenery and delicious wine.

 

Photography series: waterfall hike | MARCH 23rd, 2019

Level up in your nature photography skills in this one-of-a-kind waterfall photography workshop. Get ready for an incredible day of adventure in the Ozarks, all while learning the basic skills necessary for stunning waterfall photography. We will visit two iconic and very different waterfall types to get a well rounded basis of new skills!

ADVENTURE SERIES: MT MAGAZINE SUMMIT | mARCH 30TH, 2019

Today we will be standing on top of the tallest point in Arkansas.  Mount Magazine is a flat-topped plateau with a sandstone cap rimmed by precipitous rock cliffs. After the hike we will stop in at a local market/winery for a refresher to celebrate a successful day.

waterfalls hike | mARCH 31st, 2019

Early Spring in the Ozarks is the best time of year to visit our area’s spectacular waterfalls.  The water will be flowing as we first stop at Glory Hole.  This amazing waterfall Glory Hole Falls is one of the most unique waterfalls in the Ozarks. We will then head to High Bank Twin Falls.  This tranquil falls is a set of two (hence its name) that plunge side by side.