Heritage Trail and Greenspace East Park Loop

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Heritage Trail and Greenspace East Park Loop is a 2.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Glen Carbon, Illinois that features a great forest setting. The trail is good for all skill levels offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
121 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

Heritage Trail is a paved bicycle trail that is very popular in the area. This walk includes a very short segment of this multi-use trail to access the Greenspace East park & it's paved walking trail. Both are easy hikes/walks, starting with Heritage, which is a rails-to-trails corridor through some forest and residential areas. There are a number of birds living in the trees along this corridor. Turning off Heritage into the Greenspace East loop introduces a few minor hills as the trail meanders up a small hill through forest into a prairie loop area. It is popular for dog walking with a paved trail and a few sheltered park benches and trash receptacles along the route.This is one of several paved hiking/waling opportunities in the Glen Carbon/Edwardsville area. They are nice opportunities to get outside while still avoiding the muddy natural surface trails in wet weather.