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greenBlue Chinquapin Trail

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7.3 mile 11.7 kilometer loop
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Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 730' 223 m
Descent: -711' -217 m
High: 461' 141 m
Low: 294' 90 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 17% (9°)

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A loop around Lake Raven in Huntsville State Park.

Karl W

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Description

Huntsville State Park is straight north of Houston off of I-45. For this hike, it is best to start at the nature center. Grab a trail map as the pegs on this description are not perfect. This trail follows the Orange Trail on the state park map. Take the Chinquapin Trail north from the nature center for a nice counter-clockwise loop around the lake.

There are a lot of side trails in the area just north of the nature center so keep an eye out for the orange blazes. There is also a green trail that is a longer loop around the lake, however it seems to be more of a maintenance trail and isn't very interesting. There is a dam about 2/3 of the way around the lake that can make for a nice picnic spot.

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Land Manager: Texas State Parks

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Jan 27, 2019
Cameron Saltus
7.3mi
Nov 24, 2018
Ricardo Cham
3mi
Oct 6, 2018
Joanna Martin
Lots of roots, easy to tell the trail. They are still doing some upgrades to the trail. Watch out for spiders on the trail. 7.6mi
Apr 29, 2018
Andrew Jahnke
Apr 24, 2018
Geoff Starett
7.3mi
Jun 17, 2017
Will Simmons
We passed mile marker 3.5 and the trail seemed to split into a cut off and looked like it was under construction so we just turned around there. 7mi
Jan 21, 2017
Karl W
Jul 12, 2016
Trent D

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