Trails in the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site Trailhead Area

Here are details on all of the trails at Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site.

Here is a list of all trails in the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site Trailhead area.

Each trail has its own printable page with all the information and links, including (where available):

  • directions to the starting point
  • difficulty
  • length
  • elevation change
  • a map
  • photos from along the way, and
  • a detailed description and trail directions.

For general information about the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site trailhead, see the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site Trailhead page.

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Entrance Trail

  • This short path doesn't have an official name, but I'll call it the Entrance Trail since it serves as the public entry way to the main house. It starts as a paved path at the parking area and passes the small visitor center/contact station. It then...
  • 0.25mi, Climbs Moderately, Few Obstacles

Front Lake Loop Trail

  • An easy path around Front Lake - more of a large pond than a lake, but pretty and relaxing nonetheless. There are some great views up thru the front pasture to the main house from this loop. There are connecting trails up to the main house and the...
  • 0.4mi, Climbs Gently, Few Obstacles

Glassy Mountain Trail

  • Also called just the "Glassy" trail, this one climbs from near the main house up to the round, flat summit of Glassy Mountain, which is the highest point in the park at 2783' elevation. This one is a bit steeper and is longer than the rest of the...
  • 1.5mi, Climbs Moderately, Some Obstacles

Little Glassy Mountain Trail

  • Travels over the summit of Little Glassy Mountain from near the main house to the farthest point along the Memminger Loop.
  • 0.3mi, Few Hills, Some Obstacles

Memminger Trail

  • A pleasant loop around Little Glassy Mountain, starting and ending at the main house. Some parts climb noticeably although even most kids will be able to handle this one. Passes thru some nice forests and over a small rock outcrop, and thru...
  • 0.9mi, Few Hills, Some Obstacles

Trout Pond Trail

  • This path has no official name. Connects the goat barn area to the trout pond, and then leads up to the Memminger Trail.
  • 0.15mi, Climbs Gently, Few Obstacles

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