Memminger Trail

At A Glance


0.9 mi one-way

Difficulty Rating: 0.9
Steepness: Few Hills
Tread Condition: Some Obstacles
Blaze Color: Blue


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 rhododendrons on the west side.

Intersecting Trails

  • Front Lake - Memminger Connector
  • Glassy Mountain
  • Little Glassy Mountain
  • 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:

    Memmenger - Main House to Front Lake Connector

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking
    • Length: 348 ft

    Memmenger - Front Lake Connector to Little Glassy Mtn S

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking
    • Length: 0.35 mi

    Memmenger - Little Glassy S to Glassy Mtn Tr

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking
    • Length: 0.11 mi

    Memmenger - Glassy Mtn to Connectors

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking
    • Length: 0.23 mi

    Memmenger - Main House to W Side

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking
    • Length: 253 ft

    Total Calculated Length: 0.8 mi

    This value is derived from our underlying map data, and it may not match officially published information.



    Average Rating: 2.0 (rated 3 times)

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    lisa Bradford said: Hiked the Memminger Trail Loop with my 7 yr old today and had a fantastic time!!! I'm not athletic, and it was do-able as well as a good workout for both me and my child. Steep parts were definitely some work but we made it! I would add that there are parts with stairs built into the trail in case that might be a problem for you? Great fun! Can't wait to get out there again, would like to work up to the Big Glassy Mountaib Trail by the end of summer!

    Sunday, May 13 2018 6:40pm
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