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greenBlue Lake Houston Loop

  4.2 ( 5 ) Favorite

Trail

10.0 mile 16.0 kilometer loop
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 115' 35 m
Descent: -114' -35 m
High: 101' 31 m
Low: 47' 14 m

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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

Features Birding · River/Creek · Wildlife

Overview

A great loop option through Lake Houston State Park with opportunities to see wildlife and birds among the cypress swamps and dense forest. Head south on the Peach Creek Loop Trail as it continues onto the Ameri-Trail. Near Lake Isabel, use 5 Mile Rd to work your way back to the Nature Center parking area.

Description

To access this route, head to the Nature Center trailhead and parking near the NW corner of the Peach Creek Loop Trail. 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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Apr 20, 2019
Outdoor Brahmana
Green foliage. Very lightly trafficked route. 10.6mi — 2h 49m
Mar 23, 2019
Houston Texas
Wonderful trail. Only a few wet places. Look out for wild hogs and deer. 10mi
Feb 24, 2019
Konstantin B
File mile road part is slightly boring 10.7mi
Dec 16, 2018
Walter Myron
10.3mi — 3h 43m
Oct 14, 2018
Charles Fletcher

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  4.2 from 5 votes

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