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Power Line Ponds Trace

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This trace provides access to three ponds from the Chatterton bridge and Addicks Dam Road Southeast.


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2.1

Miles

3.4

KM

Point to Point

113' 34 m

High

85' 26 m

Low

31' 10 m

Up

24' 7 m

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Max Grade (2°)

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This is a trace in Addicks Reservoir that is not maintained. Please comply with Corps of Engineer's regulations by not disturbing the ground or vegetation. Vehicles are prohibited. Please refer to the “Addicks Reservoir” page for area-wide information.

Description

This trace runs along the power line right-of-way. Though there are some boggy spots, it is generally passable when Addicks Reservoir is dry.

The southern access point is directly west of the Chatterton Bridge. The path is heavily used and generally has a log in place to cross the water at the low point. The path leads directly to one of the ponds.

The trace is indistinct heading north from this point. At the central pond, the ground is boggy on the west side but can generally be passed by moving to the east side of the right-of-way. There are several more bogs to cross in this segment.

At the northern pond, the trace intersects Banzai Pipeline Trace and moves back to the west side of the right-of-way. Following a well-defined path along the power line the trace arrives back at Addicks Dam Road Southeast near the Centerpoint Energy complex.

Fire ants and mosquitoes are common.

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Bryan Dotson

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The power line cut running north-south inside the dike.
Mar 22, 2021 near Addicks, TX
The lake on the west edge of the power line cut, from the southeast corner. The trailhead for the Banzai Pipeline Trail is on the northeast corner. The GPS coordinates at the northeast lake corner and the west end of the trail are: 29.82017 -95.57914
Mar 22, 2021 near Addicks, TX
North end of the Power Line Ponds Trace looking west from the top of the dam.  The creek can generally be crossed if the reservoir is empty and if there have been no recent rains.
Nov 25, 2017 near Addicks, TX
Six foot grass on October 21, 2020.
Oct 25, 2020 near Addicks, TX
Power Line Ponds Trace looking east from the creek crossing. This is heavily used and there is usually a log or other items to allow crossing the creek.
Nov 25, 2017 near Addicks, TX

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