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Heron Flats Trail is a 1.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Austwell, Texas that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 1.5 mi Elevation gain 0 ft Route type Out & Back
Dogs on leash Kid friendly Nature trips Walking Bird watching Lake Views Wild flowers Wildlife
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Craig Rolwood
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The trail is supposed to be a 1.4 mile loop but it has been truncated to 0.8 miles (1.6 miles out and back). Excellent for bird viewing - there are two good observation platforms. On this blue sky, 70 degree afternoon we saw a black snake in the weeds and an alligator in one of the ponds.

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John Hamby
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Nice little out and back trail with great views of Heron Flats. We observed several different bird species, including Whooping Cranes. There is a an observation platform at both end of the trail.

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Dennis Durkee
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A great place to observe the many shorebirds and water birds. Walk to the end to go up a low-rise observation platform for a good view over the trees.

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George McSweeney
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Dakota Raabe
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J H
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Michael Schackwitz
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John Lock
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Bobby Jackson
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