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dogs on leash
Very well kept trail / park. My daughter and I ran for 5 miles and hiked another 3 miles. We saw 2 armadillos along the way. Nice views of the lake. Plenty of hills to make the run moderately challenging. Saw lots of families enjoying the trails. Scenery was the highlight of our run. We actually enjoy the Knob Hill trail in Trophy Club more, because it's more of a natural trail, with more shade and less traffic. But still had a wonderful day and will come back again.
Tara H. on Sansom Blue Trail
Great location. Some very beautiful scenery. Mostly very friendly people. I'm giving it three stars for the following.
1) Poorly marked trails.
2) There are non-hikers/m.bikers on the trail late in the afternoon that are sketchy. Don't go by yourself in the afternoon. Another hiker told me not to be out there late evening on the weekend because people are out on the trails or by the falls getting drunk.
3) Not very clean. There are bottles, glass and plastic, littering some of the trails. If you have a bike, or a dog, watch out for broken glass and shredded cans.
4) People are supposed to have their dogs on leashes, the two days we went there were people walking their dogs off leash.
Otherwise, during the day, it's pretty great, and my family will continue to hike this area.
This Trail was ok... do not get off the trail and on to the lake roads. The guard will let you know you are trespassing and could be fined 100.00 per person for not coming through the front gate. Great for beginners. No hills or climbing. We went right after it rained. It is a horse trail so lots of droppings.
My husband and I wanted to check this place out because we had heard good things about it through their Facebook page. we went and hiked for about two hours. There was a lot of neat wildlife out there, including the Buffalo like they advertise. Unfortunately, for my taste, some of the trails were not maintained enough. There were a few places you would have to walk through tall grass, and considering the proximity to the lake and the fact that we spotted a cottonmouth, it seemed like it would increase your chances of being bit by a snake.
There is a neat little educational center with an owl, hawk, baby alligator, snapping turtle, and a few snakes on display. They also have a neat birdwatching room. Even as an adult, I felt like the center was neat. I would recommend these trails still, but be wary on them because of the snakes and the fact it isn't as maintained as some of the other non-concrete trails in the area.