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Lake Houston Loop

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

9.9 mile 16.0 kilometer out and back
50% Singletrack
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 125' 38 m
Descent: -122' -37 m
High: 101' 31 m
Low: 46' 14 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 0% (0°)
Max Grade: 3% (2°)

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Trail shared by Zander Göpfert

A beautiful and quiet loop on a mix of singletrack and fire road through old forest and swamp.

Zander Göpfert

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Overview

A longer loop option through the swamps and forest of Lake Houston State Park. To access this route, head to the Nature Center trailhead and parking near the NW corner of the Peach Creek Loop Trail.

Description

Start south onto the Peach Creek Loop Trail. The tread is mostly hardpack that follows the banks of Peach and Caney Creeks. The trail winds through a few small cypress swamps and also has several 30-50 yard long sandy sections.

After just under a half mile, continue onto the Ameri-Trail, which continues in the same way through a beautiful forest on the edge of an old swamp.

The Ameri-Trail will eventually bend to the left (east) until it links up with 5 Mile Rd.

5 Mile Road is closed to vehicles for this southern portion and provides access to Lake Isabel. It will head back north toward the Nature Center parking area and the start of the loop.

Overall, this is a lovely loop, and though it is fairly long, there is little to no elevation to worry about.

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May 30, 2020
AT Penshorn
Good mix of terrain! Lots of sand in some parts. Very wet mud in others. 10.3mi — 1h 30m
Feb 29, 2020
JD Kim
9.9mi — 12h 30m
Oct 19, 2019
Brandon Thomas
Jan 2, 2019
Tim Herndon
Sep 9, 2018
Theodore Scott
13 deer, 5 hogs, 1 snake. Countless cobwebs. 10.5mi
Jun 16, 2018
Wayne Bumgarner
Nov 19, 2017
Theodore Scott
Saw about 10 deer, a bald eagle, and a snake eating a frog. 10mi — 2h 00m
Oct 28, 2017
The One And Only
Drew MB trail

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  3.2 from 6 votes

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#93

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#2,974

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Photos

Cypress slough.
Sep 16, 2015 near Roman F…, TX
Cypress swamp
Jul 20, 2015 near Roman F…, TX
Lake Isabel shoreline
Jul 20, 2015 near Roman F…, TX
Swamp overlook
Jul 20, 2015 near Roman F…, TX
3 mile bench overlook
Jul 20, 2015 near Roman F…, TX
Trailhead
Jul 20, 2015 near Roman F…, TX

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