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mountain biking
2 days 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

13 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.

What a great little hidden gem!!!

Great trail!

This is a 20 mile trail starting at Dennis Johnston Park with 3 miles until You reach Pundt Park - 6 miles until you reach Spring creek park then onto Jesse jones park! WHERE WAS THIS PARK 20 years ago when I had to go to Westheimer area to get in a few miles for biking and running! This is so much closer AND nicer than any trail around Houston - how great it would be to keep continuing the trail even further! I can not say enough good things about this trail as it is covered with trees majority of the way, has water stations, bathrooms and plenty of cops on the trail (giving tickets so be sure to know bike laws) well maintained trail!!! I will gladly give donations to keep this trail looking great!!

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. ✌

Wonderful nature get-away in North Houston area

hiking
1 month ago

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

hiking
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!

Nice trail to get in some miles. A little curvy at some points but overall wide and nice for cycling. There are plenty of branches and connected paths that allow you to get in more than 20.7 miles.

Beautiful area. Great park. The down fall is dogs are allowed on one trail only. Can be confusing as several different trails lead to others. Park ranchers are everywhere which is not a bad thing unless you got on a wrong trail with a dog. Actually a park rancher was upset with us just bringing a dog.. best to leave the dogs at home or go elsewhere.

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 place to ride, they have off road and street riding

hiking
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 love this trail. It has both paved roads and wooded trails on the side of the path. The people I've encountered on it are pleasant and it seems to be patrolled by officers on 4 wheelers so I feel safer when jogging in the morning. Horseflys seem to be an issue for me in April/May and no bug spray seems to repel them! This trail helped take my walks from 1 to 2 miles to now 5 miles because of how long it is. I have spotted several copperheads both in the wooded trails and on the paved ones so be careful.

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.

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.

hiking
3 months ago

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

Beautiful trail. Gators galore!

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.

hiking
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.

Great trail

It a good 10 miles total. No one else on the trail on a beautiful March day. There is no lake, just a few creeks. There is no parking lot on either end, but plenty of street parking. In the middle there is a short walk along a road with a home that has a pack of unleashed dogs that were eager to greet us.

hiking
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!

not a bad little spot

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