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Beautiful bridges and lovely nature ! Trail is well paved too

10 days 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.

11 days ago

Really nice for an urban trail so close to a major freeway.

Great trail!

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. ✌

1 month ago

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

1 month 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!

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.

2 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.

Loved it. Very rooty, so watch your step.

3 months ago

Love taking my dog to walk down here. It ends at a nice park. Pretty and easy to find. Crushed gravel trail!

road biking
3 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.

3 months ago

Nice trail! My 1 yr old and stroller made it! It was easy enough and nice trees all over.

3 months ago

Great trail for running, biking, or walking. The only downside is having to run along the road for about 1.5 miles and then crossing it but people are generally driving cautiously. Nice shaded parts along the way as well.

Beautiful trail. Gators galore!

This was a nice trail in a beautiful part of East Texas. The trail itself was an easy, enjoyable hike. It wasn't the best maintained trail I've ever been on. There was a major bridge that was washed out with little options to route around it. Many of the other small bridges were in disrepair too. But the scenery was great and it was very lightly trafficked. There are established campsites at each end of the 20 mile hike. In between there are only primitive sites if you can find a site at all, but I actually enjoyed the fact that it was very rustic. I did a half hike of 10 miles heading south from Neches Bluff.

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.

Great trails, and lost of wild life.

3 months ago

The alligators freaked me out a bit but other than that was a nice hike on a pretty day! We somehow ended up doing 10 miles, I think because we started at prairie branch trail.

This is a great very enjoyable walk/hike/backpack, whatever you are interested in. I have been several different time now with my son and with my wife as well. It is so well maintained and everyone is super friendly and helpful. There is an observation center where you can go inside and someone is usually there to show and let you touch a small baby alligator. There are snakes behind glass observation windows also. Along the trail there is also an old “Homestead House” setup, an old “Blacksmith shop”, old glass front gas pump, an old windmill, and many other old time set ups to look at. There are some Buffalo that you can see and a look out deck where you can watch them. I can’t say enough about this place. It’s so worth the trip. We go at least twice a year.

Great trail

Please know this park is closed every Tuesday until further notice. I drove 30 minutes out of my way to find this out.

Nice trail for walking or running....a bit of parks, wooded trail and bay trails. Overall very nice and well kept with lots of runners in the mornings.

4 months ago

Easy trail! Not sure why it’s rated as moderate. Muddy in some spots but otherwise the trail is in great condition. It’s mostly a shaded trail which was nice. We saw a snake and a javelina. Seems to be a lot of mountain biking on this trail so just keep a heads up as most of them didn’t shout out to let you know they were behind/in front of us.

Live near here and enjoy this trail often!! From TH #1 on Little Lake Creek Loop Trail, all the way to the Sand Branch Trail (about 6-7 miles), and finally on the Lonestar Hiking Trail back to TH #1 is a great 13 mile hike. Relatively shaded from TX sun and mostly a flat trail, minus small creeks and ditches. Great way to enjoy the outdoors!

I come off fry and West Road in that Trail is a beast I'm going to get on my bicycle friends out there now

not a bad little spot

$4 admission was worth it. You have to go into the visitor center and pay admission in order to access the trail (no skirting around it, haha). There are actually three loops available to run/explore. Garmin GPS tracked them all at 4 miles, but it was weird cuz it nailed the distance correctly when I walked but shortened the distances when I ran. Anywho, it was a great and enjoyable outing.

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