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great hidden gem

I went out late and spent the last hour trekking in the dark....has lights and plenty of cell phone power. Great trail, challenging for me. Beautiful hardwoods and pine Forrest. Look like they expanding Bike trails.

Could spend two days here.

Awesome 11mile Long Run on this trail, felt great.

The trail is not ideal for road biking as there is a lot of gravel, grass and pine needles on the trail. It is also pretty uneven and bumpy. Even the roads in the park are not ideal for road biking. I ended up riding in circles on the few roads that were decent for about 20 miles, but won’t be back with my road bike. It would have been good for a mountain bike or running.

I took two of my dogs with me. The trail is very well maintained. The signs navigating you through the woods were clearly marked. The trail shows it is 6.7 miles, my Garmin showed 6.9. It was a great 3 hour get away.

Very nice trail, did end up getting lost a bit, and also ended up being closer to 10 miles when all was said and done. Nice trail did see a coral snake on the trail though so do be careful.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Been riding these trails for like 30 years. Something for everyone. Can’t get lost...

Beautiful bridges and lovely nature ! Trail is well paved too

hiking
2 months ago

The main paved trail would be great for running and biking. The off trails for hiking were ok. Always heard the traffic noise and a ton of garbage. Some pretty flowers but not much animal life. If you're close, I'd recommend it. I wouldn't travel more than 30 minutes to hike it though.

I truly felt the burn on this perimeter! I like it.

2 months ago

Mandy, I too logged almost 10 miles on this trail, even though in several different sites it's listed as 6.1-6.8. it is a lovely trail but be prepared for the distance. also wear big spray..I spoke to the ranger at the gate and asked him about the distance, he said no, the trail is not 6ish miles. but I love hiking in this park. Trails are well maintained, and, as a solo female hiker, I've always felt safe.

Love it!

This was a really well, maintained trail with plenty of shade along the way.
We are beginners but enjoyed the challenge. Elevation was nice, not too hard with roots and turns along the way.

We didn’t bring enough water, lesson learned. It was a great way to connect with nature and found great respect for the peace and beauty of it all.

Towards the very end of the trail we got turned around and took a trail that led to a dead end. We called the park officials and they were kind enough to point us in the right direction. ☺️ We didn’t get a chance to swim but will definitely come back and camp next time.
Very happy trail!! We had the whole place to ourselves. ✌

hiking
3 months ago

nice hike, measured 7.5 on app. quiet and in sync with the birds and nature.

hiking
3 months ago

Very pleasant trail. Took me awhile to get the hang of the signs at different trail intersections but a great loop around with lots of nature. I saw a lot of tiny frogs along the path. Just remember to bring lots of water!

Walked this trail on June 14, 2018. It's about 60% shaded which is much needed in Houston. The trail is asphalt and also used as a bike trail. This was a Thursday so not crowded. I would think on the weekends and holidays it would be well used with cyclists so watch out.

Great trails for beginners and intermediates alike. For beginners it's a great introduction to singletrack. Nothing really technical at all but the twisty stuff will improve your turning abilities. More experienced riders can have fun too! The faster you go the more fun you'll have...

great trail! well maintained. just watch out for speeding bike riding!

Terry Hershey has a long paved hike & bike trail. The anthills are actually the unpaved portions down lower next to the river I believe. It is a nice but heavily trafficked trail inside of Houston.

Great little trail if you live in Houston. Almost feels like you are outside the city. Very easy paved pathway. Walking, biking, bird watching. There is an 1800 cemetery, small airport, and park midway between Bear Creek and Cullen. Trailhead is at Hwy 6 and Patterson.

Good 12 mile day hike with well marked “blazes”. The footpath in some spots is definitely on par with leave no trace attitude. The flora and fauna are right in the path. Some really beautiful flower growing right along the path.

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful trail! We enjoyed our hike very much and saw butterflies, skinks, and vultures. The only thing I would have liked better is to see more of the lake. Though the trail encircles the lake, there aren't that many places to get a good view of the water.

I started my hike at Double Lake, my plan was to hike the Double Lake Trail, however, i found out the Double Lake trail is mostly for mountain bikers. I decided to hike the Lone Star Trail instead and I was not disappointed. This is nice trail. I did an in and out just to try it out and I enjoyed my experience. I did not come across any other hikers and it was nice quiet hike.

mountain biking
5 months ago

Beautiful trail with longhorns. We were fortunate to see them with their young calves. Fast twisted turns on lower course and thrilling drops along the creek bed in the upper course.

hiking
5 months ago

My first time hiking this area. I had this trail as my destination for this area, however, I discovered this trail is marked for mountain biking. After a giving a try, i decided I'd be better off hiking on the Lone Star Trail close by. The Lone Star Trail is a better alternative since it is a hikers only trail. I had a great hike, mosquitoes were not an issue, came across a couple of snakes and no other hikers.

Loved it. Very rooty, so watch your step.

road biking
5 months ago

Great trail! The 3 stars are for how terrible the security is. Our car window was broken into at the parking lot to steal a bag (that didn’t have anything in it by the way) because we knew that cars got broken into all the time.

hiking
5 months ago

Bring extra water. Easy to wonder off the smaller trails that break off from the main route. It’s really nice to have something like this outside the Houston area.

This is my weekly go to trail for something of a challenge compared to what else is available within an hour's drive of Spring. The lake view in the middle of the loop is always a great visual reward. The Facebook page is updated daily with park conditions and that's super helpful on busy holiday weekends.

backpacking
5 months ago

Good trail. Dog friendly. Mosquitoes and a lot of deer flies.

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