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Lake Houston Loop

Easy/Intermediate
 3.4 (9) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

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


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Map Key

9.9

Miles

16.0

KM

50%

Singletrack

101' 31 m

High

46' 14 m

Low

125' 38 m

Up

122' 37 m

Down

0%

Avg Grade (0°)

3%

Max Grade (2°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

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.

Contacts

Shared By:

Zander Göpfert

Trail Ratings

  3.4 from 9 votes

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  3.4 from 9 votes
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Photos

Cypress slough.
Sep 16, 2015 near Roman F…, TX
Cypress swamp
Jul 20, 2015 near Roman F…, TX
This is the Swamp Overlook, on the southern part of the Ameri-Trail.
Jan 27, 2021 near Roman F…, TX
View of the trail as it runs along Caney Creek.
Jan 27, 2021 near Roman F…, TX
The trail runs along Caney Creek.
Jan 27, 2021 near Roman F…, TX
Lake Isabel shoreline
Jul 20, 2015 near Roman F…, TX

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Feb 27, 2021
Caro Guevara
Nice trail. But sometimes sandy and muddy. 9.9mi
Feb 27, 2021
Larry Panozzo
Feb 20, 2021
Jason Kolodziejski
Areas on the south side of the park were really flooded, but overall it was rideable. Did the Ameri trail to five mile road route. Feet wet. 10mi — 2h 00m
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