Carpenter Park

MODERATE 18 reviews
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Carpenter Park is a 11.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Springfield, Illinois that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and birding and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
11.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
492 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

walking

river

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7 months ago

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

9 months ago

Quiet. Serene. Peaceful.

hiking
Saturday, May 21, 2016

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.

Sunday, May 08, 2016

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

hiking
Friday, April 22, 2016

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

hiking
Saturday, April 16, 2016

Saturday, March 12, 2016

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 .

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Very good

hiking
Friday, August 28, 2015

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

birding
Friday, May 22, 2015

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.