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Prairie Branch Loop

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1.5 mile 2.5 kilometer point to point
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Elevation

Ascent: 143' 44 m
Descent: -144' -44 m
High: 414' 126 m
Low: 286' 87 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 16% (9°)

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A 1.5-mile loop trail through forest and along the lake that is half mixed use and half hiking-only.

Karl W

Features Lake · Wildlife

Family Friendly This is a nice short loop, half of which is along the edge of the lake.

The lake-side section of the trail is considered a high-erosion area that is restricted to foot-traffic only.

Description

This loop trail begins at the Prairie Branch Camping Area and parking lot. From the trailhead, the first section will lead uphill and to the east - away from the lake. You'll head north along the hill through the thick forests of Huntsville State Park for about 3/4 of a mile.

The trail will then join Chinquapin Trail for a very short distance. Right before Alligator Branch, the trail will turn west, leaving Chinquapin Trail. This section of the trail is restricted to only hiking - no bikes are allowed. The trail will turn south and follow the shore of the lake back to the trailhead. Keep an eye out for alligators and other animals along this section.

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Land Manager: Texas State Parks

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Jan 9, 2018
Valeska Corvin
the entrance is a bit of a pain to find, especially for a first timer, and some of the trailers closed off. I had to go around and down other trail…

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