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4 months ago

Hurricane Harvey did extensive damage to the trees. Not a pretty hike. Trail has been cleared of debris but piles of dead trees everywhere. Sad.

walking
Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Lantana Loop rather than a hiking trail is a campground loop with a little trail off of it. It costs $5 per person to get in to use the minuscule trail. The campground is called Goose Island State Park and is a fishermans dream, I believe. We were told of a free trail nearby called Big Tree. This turned out to be a very impressive oak tree with a paved path circling around it. Off to the side was a little dirt path which led to an old cement road going down to the water in about 2/10ths of a mile. There were lots of mosquitoes (March 2017)). Pretty view, nice sea breeze but hardly could call this a trail.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Good for quick run.

hiking
Sunday, December 04, 2016

It was fun , it's more like a paved exercise path in the middle of town but we did see a couple of deer.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

It was a really nice place. The hiking trails were really short though and not really worth the 5 dollar per person entry fee. However, If you going there to fish you might have a blast.

hiking
Saturday, March 26, 2016

I went a few times last year. If you do decide to go some of the trails may have a possibility of being overgrown, also heads up, the mosquitoes can be bad inside some of the wooded areas (if it has rained a lot). Although, it all might be worth it. You may see lots of deer and feral pigs. The last time I went I saw an armadillo, lots of birds (of course), two large pigs and a couple of babies, two deer, and an alligator sleeping near the water. I think I was lucky that day though.

hiking
Saturday, October 10, 2015

Lovely trail at the start with an observation deck to scope out the many cranes with a 1970s parks-and-rec style telescope. The trail is well maintained initially, and winds alongside various small ponds and blooming cactus and wild flowers.

Maybe 3/4 mile in, the mosquitoes began to get insanely thick (clouds of 50-75 following my hiking partner up ahead) and the trail unexpectedly entered an open, poorly maintained field of shoulder-high grasses that covered the trail. A few pools of standing water and mud on just a few places where the ground was visible were marked with hooved animal tracks and something else with claws. Too disturbed by not being able to see where we were putting our feet from about two feet to the ground, we had to turn around. We literally ran out the way we came swatting swarms of mosquitoes the whole way. If the mosquitoes minded the two coats of bug spray we applied midway through, they certainly didn't let on. My hiking partner bore the brunt of it, with probably 50 or so welts all over his limbs and back from where they hit him through his shirt.

camping
Friday, January 25, 2013

My friend and I spent an enjoyable weekend at this park birding, camping and hiking. Definitely bring the mosquito repellent for the more wooded areas, but the wind is strong enough at the beach to keep them away. The dog loved playing in the surf, and there was lots of wildlife to see. The hiking is minimal, and it's predictably hot in the summer, so this was not a primary activity for us.

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Sunday, July 09, 2017

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mountain biking
Monday, February 27, 2017

mountain biking
Monday, February 27, 2017

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Monday, November 21, 2016

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Sunday, February 21, 2016

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Tuesday, October 06, 2015

walking
Friday, July 31, 2015