The trail runs from the Carlyle Lake Visitor’s Center (Trailhead) east for 10 miles across the Carlyle Lake/Kaskaskia River Dam and the saddle dams. The surface is black top and concrete with some crushed rock surface on the eastern end.
Year-round facility on the southwest end of Carlyle Lake; safe, clean facilities, ideally situated for water sports, sailing, fishing and lounging.
Pontoon rental available from Dam West Pontoon Rentals (618) 332-2319.
Located on pristine Lake Carlyle, the hotel offers daily complimentary breakfast, outdoor pool , 24-hour coffee in the lobby and Banquet/Conference Center.