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hiking
3 days ago

hiking
10 days ago

Great trail in the middle of town. This is a connector to the KATY trail. The trail is closed 1 mile down the trail to KATY. Looks like they are putting in a new bridge. They do have a detour in place with maps and signage supposed to be finished march 31,18

We went in December and it was beautiful! The trail on the west had some rough patches but nothing terribly difficult. No ticks! The trail was easy to follow and follows Gans Creek on the west side. Since the leaves were down there were some great views.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice city park with a country feel.

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail with a great view of Hinkson Creek.

hiking
3 months ago

Good Trail. A little hard to follow. I came in June, and the wildflowers were amazing.

road biking
3 months ago

Great trail for walking, biking, and hiking. Connects Albert-Oakland Park with Cosmo Park. The only major obstacle is a short section on sidewalks.

hiking
3 months ago

Very easy hike with well-groomed trail. Some pretty wooded sections, but altogether underwhelming scenery. Good for a very short little jaunt and for walking with dogs.

Beautiful views, great trail to take with older children (my son is in sixth grade) and dogs (we have two labs). Several spots with water where my dogs enjoyed a quick swim. Easy trail but not boring by any means!

Moderate level was accurate. Saw a lot of different plants and trees. Different terrain though out the hike.

Grindstone nature area trail is not a loop, I got to Maguire Blvd and either it's not clearly marked how to continue or you just better turn back. This is about 1.5 miles into the trail. This is after you have crossed under the old 63 and interstate 63, not my idea of quiet morning nature walk.

Short hike (about .5 mile). All boardwalk with a lot of stairs. Conners Cave was interesting and refreshingly cool (temperature wise). We went on Eclipse Day so there were a fair number of people there. Luckily one of us had a flashlight but more light in the cave would have been better.

I wish more of this was paved because only part is, so you cooooould take a stroller but can't cuz of the gravel. But it's nice and pretty and well maintained:)

We loved it here. All the trails in this area are cool.

We rode our horses here, finished the outer loop in about 2.5 hrs, mostly at the walk, a little trotting. Very nice.

This was a really cool hike! Right now (August) all the water was very very low, so we managed to avoid getting wet at all. There were really cool places you could climb and so many unique sights to see. Also, there was like nobody there, which was really nice. The only thing negative was it wasn't marked well. There were arrows and letters, but we didn't know what any if it meant and there were arrows pointing in every direction so that didn't help at a fork in the road... There were way more trails the the "3 mile trail" they advertise. We ended up hiking about 4 miles because the trails were confusing. Which was fun, don't get me wrong! We had a baby on a schedule, so it was a little frustrating, but we made it back okay, it just took longer than expected. Will go back--and will prolly research the maps a little better so we know our way more.

hiking
5 months ago

Boarded walkways or stairs most of the way now. Still a decent trek. Plenty of places to rest or check out the sights tho. Very well maintained.

walking
5 months ago

A beautiful escape right in the middle of town. Paved walkways and a very well kept facility.

walking
5 months ago

Very cool workout trail in the middle of town. Very easy hike/walk/run/bike. Either paved or a wide gravel path. Benches and work out equipment along the way. Not much for sights tho....

Hiking was a challenge at times only due to poor trail markers. Good cliff views and camping spots.

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