If you had toddlers this would be amazing for them to buzz around. For more experienced hiker.... um skip it.

I went to this trail around 6:30 on a Saturday. I was the first one there. They have a bathroom available, but if you have a fear of spiders I don't suggest it. If you do dare to use the facility don't look up, and don't look around. The trail starts off paved but then goes into a dirt path. It's very peaceful. My favorite part was looking for frogs and watching the ducks play in the water. You cannot swim but you can take a tube out into the water. Fishing is allowed but if you are over the age of twelve you must have a fishing license. There is also a limit to how many fish you can take.

fishing
3 months ago

Good place to take the kids fishing but there's a lot of trash and it's hard to find a free spot to set up.

walking
3 months ago

Short trail around a small fishing pond. Fun little trail.

walking
4 months ago

walking
8 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Very easy trail around a small pond. To get more distance, hike out by the hospital. This would be a great beginning trail for kids. Good for dogs, too.

mountain biking
Thursday, May 07, 2015

Rode this one on my bike today. The trail is dirt and wood chips, so it's not great for bikes, but since I went there at lunch at least I didn't have to deal with a lot of other people on the trail. There are three short wooden piers for fishermen - didn't see any ducks, but there were a lot of birds. One of the other people there say blackbirds come to this area twice a year, and I did see quite a few of those. The fish were also quite evident, but the beer drinkers were even more - the shallows are filled with garbage, mostly cans.
I also rode a small area in between the hospital footpath and the pond. This used to be a good little trail, but either because of spring or because of neglect, it's very overgrown. The bridges are in good repair, but that's about it. Thistles abound. Wear pants if you're going to go on the trail in the small wetlands area north of Glassman.

hiking
Sunday, April 19, 2015

I have taken the kids here a few times to check out the ducks and take a quick walk. They have a youth program here that teaches kids to fish. This pond was also featured in a Standard Examiner article about Geocaching. My kids were fortunate to be part of it and participated in the hunt. Fun Place!!

hiking
Saturday, April 18, 2015

This trail can get over crowded with people trying to fish. The trail is real short and part of the view to the pond in blocked by chain link fence. If you need a quick nature trip or have little kids that want to go fishing then I would suggest this trail.