It's a beatiful, peaceful and quite trail. We recommend this trail for a romantic hand held experience

Quiet. Serene. Peaceful.

hiking
6 months ago

Great! Slightly muddy in some spots. I would not classify the trails as difficult. No steep inclines that I encountered at least. I explored 3 of the trails in less than an hour. I would have stayed longer but it was getting dark.

not a bad hike it a little muddy/slippery on the paths but it has been raining.

hiking
7 months ago

Nice park with several trail options. Not very long though.

8 months ago

I like the long walks easy hikes out here but not full of nature like I expected. But it doesn't stop me from coming back yearly. Spring / fall this place is beautiful lots of memories with my daughter .

10 months ago

Very good

on Carpenter Park

hiking
1 year ago

It was a nice little hike especially for being so close to town

on Carpenter Park

birding
1 year ago

Carpenter Park is nothing fancy but for central Illinois hiking it's not bad. Some trails down to the Sangamon River bluffs are even kind of hilly. This time I hiked west across the tracks into the Gurgen Nature Preserve which also has some trails. It's not listed but is directly west of Carpenter Park. I wouldn't hike Riverside. It's more for driving through and stopping to fish.