Pawnee Trail was great for a family hike. Trailhead had informational maps, latrines, and a very large gravel parking lot. Trail is well marked and very well maintained. Starting on the West side the trail is hard packed dirt, winding through the forest. The South side gives a great view of the lake from the high bluff. The final leg of Pawnee trail is a sidewalk from the cemetary back to the parking area. Pawnee trail intersects with another trail several times but both trails are well marked. Great hike with kids. about 1.5 miles of level trail in all.

This is more than just one trail. It's a series of trails that adds up to more than 3 miles. Nice wildlife. I saw several deer, and a coon, on the Kaskaskia trail. The trails are well marked and well maintained.

Great trail! Super easy to find and navigate. Perfect for beginners or someone wanting a quick hike.

Nice wooded trails with several loops so you can walk as far as you want. The trails I have hiked were very easy. They were pretty flat and well maintained. I saw several deer and many birds!

Easy access to this trail and joining trails, makes for a quick relaxing hike through the woods along Carlyle Lake. Well maintained trail, good for a family hike.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Very big lake, but not many viewing areas. Nice trails through the forest around the lake.Very good birding stop.