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William Marberry Arboretum

1398 E Pleasant Hill Rd, Carbondale, IL 62901

Hiking & Trails

Enjoy an afternoon of hiking at the William Marberry Arboretum, which offers 24 acres to roam and is home to more than 100 genera, 600 species and 20,000 plants.

Besides the beautiful trees, you can also enjoy pond fishing and access to picnic tables and parking. Did we mention the bamboo forest? The trail is located on Pleasant Hill Road at the south edge of Carbondale and allows walkers to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, without leaving town. It's easy to walk with slight changes in elevation meanders through a mature forest, and parts of the trail are adjacent to a private pasture.

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