George Washington Carver National Monument Trail

EASY 22 reviews

George Washington Carver National Monument Trail is a 1 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 and walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
6 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

hiking

walking

forest

lake

river

wild flowers

wildlife

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.

walking
2 days ago

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.

walking
3 months ago

walking
4 months ago

7 months ago

7 months ago

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

8 months ago

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.

walking
10 months ago

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.

10 months ago

A good little trail!

hiking
11 months ago

walking
Monday, November 14, 2016

walking
Wednesday, September 14, 2016

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.

hiking
Sunday, June 05, 2016

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

walking
Tuesday, November 03, 2015

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.

birding
Thursday, June 04, 2015

Beautiful scenery coupled with a great history lesson.

walking
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Easy walk for young kids and elderly.

hiking
Monday, April 07, 2014

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.

walking
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

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.

walking
Wednesday, January 09, 2013

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.

walking
Friday, December 28, 2012

Easy walk. Several fun places to take pictures.

walking
Tuesday, December 25, 2012

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.