My favorite trail to run in Springfield. Less crowded than Burke lake and mostly paved. I like to connect both lakes (11mi), or after running Mercer, take the path up to Burke then turn around and come back to the south run parking lot (7mi). Great way to get good miles with pretty views.. and it’s much flatter than running through neighborhoods! I even saw a bald eagle circling the lake last week and got to “chase” a fox during my last mile of the loop.