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Riparian Loop Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

0.4 mile 0.6 kilometer loop
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 19' 6 m
Descent: -18' -5 m
High: 633' 193 m
Low: 620' 189 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 6% (3°)

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Trail shared by John Shuttlesworth

A quick loop with light foot traffic that is entirely wooded with plenty of shade and solitude.

John Shuttlesworth

Features Birding · River/Creek · Wildlife

Open 7 days a week from 5am - 11pm.

All unpaved trails used for hiking and cycling are closed when wet to prevent erosion and trail damage.

Dogs must be on leashes no longer than 6 feet.

Skateboards, long boards and all motorized vehicles (including hover boards) are prohibited at Arbor Hills Nature Preserve.

Description

This completely wooded section of the preserve typically sees less traffic than many of the other trails throughout the park. It is a nice loop that travels along a creek for a portion of the trail and can be reached from the Arbor Vista Trail or from the Arbor Hills Loop.

Flora & Fauna

The preserve is teeming with wildlife offering many viewing options especially for local bird life. The preserve is also blanketed in local prairie grasses and wildflowers (during appropriate seasons). A great place to grab the binoculars and guidebook to go enjoy some of the many local bird species. The preserve is also home to all manners of typical forest dwelling creatures, which does include snakes and healthy patches of poison ivy.

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Enjoy pleasant trails like this throughout Arbor Hills Nature Preserve.
Feb 8, 2017 near The Colony, TX
A sturdy bridge provides passage over this drainage in Arbor Hills Nature Preserve.
Feb 8, 2017 near The Colony, TX

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