Goat Island Preserve Trail is by no measure a four or five star trail like many of these reviews show. We hiked the trail on an October morning. First of all the main trail is, as a few other reviews said, really a gravel road. Sometimes the trees hangover the trail but mostly you are in the open. They have mowed a handful of offshoot trails into the brush with mixed results. There is no indication if the offshoot trails connect or dead end somewhere. The bugs, particularly mosquitos, really ruined the experience. The trail is in a low lying area with a lot of standing water or swampy conditions around the trail, i.e. mosquito farm. Additionally, the swampiness of the area creates a putrid smell.

mountain biking
2 months ago

Trail is listed as a DORBA sponsored mtb trail. Trail is overgrown, poorly marked, and offers little shade. There are some viewpoints of the river but the river isn't really a saving grace for this location. Some areas are very sandy. I suppose it's nice for locals looking for a quiet place, this is definately not a destination trail.

Nice place outside city no noise except dirt hauling trucks.
Plenty of biking and hiking and horseback trails off the main path.
Light foot traffic on trails

Great trail with little mini trails.

The only trail mapped on the app is really a road. There are other smaller trails through the woods that intersect the main road. I have not gotten all the way to the Trinity but that is on my agenda next time out. Very little traffic is a plus.

hiking
8 months ago

A wonderful place, saw an amazing view of trinity river , peaceful, great place to destress, if your looking for a great family or a wild nature trail this is one of them . spotted a Armadillo, a huge eagle, fish jumping out on water in trinity river , just pure amazing.

an awesome trail to mountain bike at a slow to med pace to enjoy the trail

hiking
Monday, October 09, 2017

Easy, peaceful hike: remote and surrounded by trees and outdoors, can reach river edge at times for a view. Essentially flat with little to no inclines. Trails and paths were nice and wide unless forge a new path through growth. Saw a feral hog but no issues as retreated another direction.

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Was sad I didn't get to do the entire trial next time for sure, but really enjoyed the flock of birds I found. They were noisy but their songs were beautiful.

trail running
11 months ago

mountain biking
Monday, July 03, 2017

hiking
Sunday, January 08, 2017

hiking
Wednesday, December 28, 2016