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Carver Trail is a 0.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Diamond, Missouri that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 0.9 mi Elevation gain 26 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Wheelchair friendly

Kid friendly

Stroller friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Forest

Lake

Partially paved

River

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Historic site

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Historic one mile loop trail that wanders over the creek, to the old homestead, past a pioneer cemetery and through a restored prairie. Multiple informative signage along the way. The first 1/4 mile is asphalt paved and ADA accessible, the balance is a wide hard chat trail that would accommodate a motorized wheel chair or a regular wheel chair with assistance if the service is dry.

Very nice modern NPS Visitor Center Picnic area, parking area accommodates buses and large RV's

Operating Hours & Seasons The park is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Holiday closures: New Years Day, Thanksgiving & Christmas.

From Interstate 44: From Exit 11A on I-44, take US 71 south to Highway V. Go east 4 miles, then south mile on Carver Road. From Exit 18A on I-44, take Highway 59 south to Diamond. Go west 2 miles on Highway V, then south mile on Carver Road. From Neosho, MO: Take US 71 north to Highway V. Go east 4 miles, then south mile on Carver Road. Take Highway 59 north to Diamond. Go west 2 miles on Highway V, then south mile on Carver Road.

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Laura Bence
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Jennifer Wardlaw
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Hiking

I was so impressed with how accessible this trail is! Well maintained and beautiful spot for a stroll. Lots of places set up for outdoor classrooms and enjoying the scenery along this short trail.

Sarah Cocks
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Hiking

Just lovely! The grounds are beautiful and this is a really peaceful and informative walk.

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Loretta Brooks
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Beautiful, easy trail. Very peaceful. Well maintained. Great place to slow down and enjoy the scenery.

Alan C.
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Hiking

Easy trail around George Washington Carver National Monument site.

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Rick Rick Tracy
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fantastic trail and historic.

Scott Fergel
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Walking

Nice short, easy walk. The trail is well maintained. Plenty of picnic tables if you want to bring a lunch to eat. Part of the trail is paved, some crushed rock and a small portion that is just dirt. When it has rained the dirt can be a little muddy but you can easily avoid the mud. It is a short loop but still worth seeing if you are in the area. The trail starts just to the right of the building if you are facing it.

Jeff Niemand
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Walking

Stopped at the monument to take a break from the roadtrip. The site is well kept and worth a visit. The trail begins as paved surface and boardwalk that is accessible. The small loop around the pond is natural and was soft in a couple spots however the mud could easily be avoided. From the cabin past the cemetery and back to the visitor center, the trail is just gravel. Easy walking throughout the whole loop.

Michael Travis
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Hiking

As a family, we hiked this trail during our visit to the monument. It was a nice trail, well maintained and very easy to complete. We did wonder how beautiful it would be in October instead of early September. The color changes of the fall season would be beautiful to see here.

Mason Bryant
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Not much going on here, but a nice, peaceful, relaxing stroll for about a mile at George Washington Carver NM.

Adrienne Weston
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Hiking

Great little 1 mike trail that is very well maintained. Educational and great views of the little creek that runs the property. This is a good one for kids or those who may have difficulty with elevation gains or uneven terrain.

Jenny Rasmussen
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Walking

Neat chance to learn more history while viewing a beautiful variety of ecosystems. In December we saw many beautiful birds. Good place for young children. We especially enjoyed the small pieces of remaining prairie!

That Wandering Girl
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Walking

Easy walk. One mile loop, mostly paved, through the woods. Visit the cabin of Carver's "parents," and the family cemetery. Lots if markers with quotes frim Carver. The interpretive center is interesting and great for kids.

Erin Fletcher
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My daughter has grown up loving this place. It is special to us.

Lisa Lee
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This was a beautiful trail with a lot of history behind it. The trails are very well kept and easy to walk, the visitor center is interesting and educational. It is a little more crowded than what I prefer, but if you go during the week day there isn't a large crowd. There's several bridges that cross over springs and creeks, a large pond, homestead, and family graveyard. Plenty of places to sit and rest along the way too for those who can't walk long distances at a time. I would definitely go back again.

Sarah Anne C.
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Walking

A portion of the trail was under construction, however it was a very lovely walk and the historical areas were very nice. The indoors portion was very impressive.

Tosha Kemper
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A good little trail!

Lorie Carr
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Walking

Beautiful morning walk with my infant in the stroller. So peaceful. Most of the walking terrain was smooth enough for baby to enjoy. Very educational. Loved the history.

Tara Barger
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Hiking

Historical and fun short little hike. Do the 'contemplative loop' for sure!

Sara Adcock
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Walking

Lovely short trail with a ton of history. Definitely take the time to read all the information and quotes around the contemplative loop. This whole area is very well maintained.

Lavena Friday
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Bird Watching

Beautiful scenery coupled with a great history lesson.

Laura Morris
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Walking

Easy walk for young kids and elderly.

Weston G
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Hiking

This is a very well maintained trail, with some great learning potential. I would definitely suggest going around the contemplative loop. This one is very short, but it is still nice to get out and walk around. I especially enjoyed the foot bridges, and some of the views down the creek.

Jessie K
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Walking

My boys and I visited as sort of a "field trip" during Black History Month. If you have kids, this very hands on natural science museum is absolutely amazing and was well worth our hour drive. The walking trail was quite a nice surprise too! It was very well maintained and the historic home and small pond were highlights. We saw several hawks as well. Really great place! We will be returning in the Spring for sure.

Doug Neidholdt
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Walking

Just did a return visit to the visitor center and rewalked the trail. Superb all around. It is not a hiking destination even though the wallking path is well worth it. The visitor center is first class, staff was wonderful.

Scott B.
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Walking

Easy walk. Several fun places to take pictures.

Doug Neidholdt
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Walking

High rating because of the Visitor Center, very informative, quality exhibits. Nice restored prairie also on the site. Nice little walk to the old homestead.

Pat Dunlap
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Hiking

Just a nice little nature walk with a little pond in the woods and a bench to eat a picnic lunch. Very fine when visiting Geo Washington Carver's museum. The museum is great, by the way.

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