Middle Lake Trail Loop

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Middle Lake Trail Loop is a 7.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Conroe, Texas that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and horses and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
111 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

horseback riding

lake

trail running
1 month ago

Parking is easy to spot, right next to the stoplight. I could see parking being limited on holiday weekends, but otherwise there's plenty (plus there's another parking lot further east, which I believe is not used much). In the front of the trail system there are some picnic tables and benches, and near "Middle Lake", about midway through the park, there are some bleachers to rest on.

As for the trail itself, and trail running-
This isn't a trail to get hill climbing or rock scrambling. It is definitely a trail to get some faster miles in as most of the trails are wide open and fairly flat. The signage is great in the front (north) parts of the forest, but the further south you go the less the signage gets. But stick to the main trails and you'll be fine. There are several skinnier trails through the trees, with foliage to dodge, tree roots to navigate, the occasional log, etc. but the main trails are all wide and mostly flat. No overgrowth on the main trails, and they're well maintained it seems. But...

Sand. Sand sand and more sand! I figure woodchips, mulch, etc. would be good, but there's a ton of sand on some of the trails. Maybe some people are used to running on sand. The forest is beautiful, the skinnier trails through the woods are quiet fun, and watching horses gallop by is kinds neat. But why sand int he middle of the forest?

All in all, due to the lack of creek crossings and any good hills to climb, I give this a four instead of a five for trail running.

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hiking
4 months ago

One of my new favorite spots. Lots of nature and a variety of routes to take. Completed 5 Miles today and plan on coming back. Only bad thing was the wet trails were slippery at times. Proceed with caution if you decide to go after some rainfall.

hiking
5 months ago

Very nice an quiet!

5 months ago

Cool forest because you can make the trail as long or short as you want. Getting a lot more busy lately with all the development happening on 1488.

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hiking
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walking
5 months ago

A little wet today but a nice walk, watch out for horse flies they were relentless

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