Entrance Trail

At A Glance


0.25 mi one-way

Difficulty Rating: 0.25
Steepness: Climbs Moderately
Tread Condition: Few Obstacles


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 crosses a bridge over the dam for Front Lake where the stream makes a little waterfall going over the dam. It then goes up the hill to the house, between the driveway and pasture in rows of pine trees. It's the main way to get to the house, and most people should be able to make it up this very short path - even the kids. Continue past the house to get to some of the longer trails on the property.

Intersecting Trails

  • Front Lake Loop
  • This trail is located in the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site area. For a list of all the trails in that area, see the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site trails list page.

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    Trail Segments

    Trails are often made up of several connecting paths which may have different characteristics, allowed uses, and seasons. This trail is divided into multiple segments as follows:

    Entrance Trail - Parking to Split

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking
    • Length: 198 ft

    Entrance Trail - over Dam

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking
    • Length: 280 ft

    Entrance Trail - Dam to Home

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking
    • Length: 0.16 mi

    Total Calculated Length: 0.25 mi

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    Gregory Stiller said: A person with COPD stage 3 or 4 should not do the walk up hill without Inhalation supply. A little rough going up. Down was easy. Found out my capabilities.

    Friday, April 27 2018 12:57am
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