Grasslands Nature Trail is a 0.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Chapman Ranch, Texas that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking, running, and bird watching.

Length0.8 miElevation gain6 ftRoute typeLoop
Wheelchair friendlykid friendlystroller friendlyWalkingBird watchingRunningPavedViewswild-flowersWildlifeFee
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Padre Island National Seashore charges a fee to enter. Fees are $25 per vehicle ($10 for a single day) or $20 per motorcycle. If you are entering on foot or bike the fee is $15 per person. You can also purchase a park specific annual pass for $45. Located just past the park entrance gate, Grasslands Nature Trail gives visitors a chance to see what lies beyond the beach and behind the dunes. This short, ¾ mile trail is paved and considered universally accessible. The dunes climb is off route and on loose sand. Accessibility: There are 2 designated handicapped-accessible spaces in the small paved parking lot off of Park Road 22 at the southeast end of the trail. Both of them are van-accessible with striped access aisles. The trail surface is asphalt and typically at least 4 feet wide. The estimated grade is mostly gentle (all 5% or less). This trail will likely be navigable for most users with a wheelchair/mobility equipment or stroller.

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Elliott Brett
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It's a great, easy stroll with a nice little spur up a dune for a longview of the grassland. Plenty of pretty birdsongs and some interesting little plants and dune features. It's not a big time commitment, and the paved path makes it easy for wheelchairs or walkers. The dune climb is not paved and is loose sand, so either barefoot or with a heel strap, probably not flippy-floppies.

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Takanori Kajihara
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This is a common trail, but you can enjoy additional hiking with the seashore. [edited]There is a dune with unofficial social trail and I carelessly ascend it however I read an article written by a park ranger later that walking on dunes makes erosion and lead to serious damage to the environment eventually. So, I highly recommend to keep on the official trail. Ref: https://www.facebook.com/137276362992142/posts/3611907988862278/

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Jerry Devine
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Roberta Molyneux
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Matt Bartle
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Michelle Libby
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