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Cullen Park

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19008 Saums
Houston Harris
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Entrance Sign This is the sign you'll see from Saums Road. (Photo by Lone_Star) Starting/Ending Point Of The Trailhead This is where the trail officially starts/ends near the exercise area. There is no sign announcing it is the start/end of the trail. (Photo by Lone_Star) South Mayde Creek This is where the creek crosses near the park entrance. (Photo by Lone_Star)
View Of The Trail This is a fairly typical view of what the trail looks like. (Photo by Lone_Star) Koch-Schmidt Cemetary You'll pass a cemetary along the way. (Photo by Lone_Star) West Houston Municipal Airport You'll pass by the approach to the runway. Next to the airport is a large Buddhist Temple. (Photo by Lone_Star)
Long Stretches This trail has long, straight sections. (Photo by Lone_Star) Turnaround Point This is where the trail ends at Highway 6. You can cross Highway 6 and continue walking into Bear Creek Pioneer Park if you want to. (Photo by Lone_Star)

Log Entries

By Lone_Star on 5/15/2016
Rating: Difficulty: Solitude:
Distance: 7.34 Miles Duration: 2 hours, 20 minutes

Fitness walk.

By Lone_Star on 4/17/2016
Rating: Difficulty: Solitude:
Distance: 8.40 Miles Duration: 2 hours, 21 minutes
Nice Stretch
By Lone_Star on 3/6/2016
Rating: Difficulty: Solitude:
Distance: 8.10 Miles Duration: N/A

Nice couple of hours to get a long, brisk walk in on a beautiful day.

A Long Trail - Up And Back
By Lone_Star on 2/15/2013
Rating: Difficulty: Solitude:
Distance: 8.00 Miles Duration: 2 hours, 45 minutes

This trail is a paved asphalt path that is long and mostly straight, but winding in places.  The trailhead officially starts near the exercise area just west of Groeshke Road and goes a little over 3.25 miles out to Highway 6 and back.  If you choose to, you can cross Highway 6 and continue your walk into Bear Creek Pioneer Park.

There are distance markers on this trail every 1/4 mile.  The trail crosses roads at two points, however, which is not optimal.  Groeshke Road is a two-lane road and there are no stop signs for vehicles, so look before you cross.  Cars will often start honking as they approach this pedestrian crossing to let you know they are coming.  The other road, Barker Cypress Road, is a busy multi-lane road.  You have to stop at the intersection and press the "walk" button.  It can take several minutes for the light to change and for you to get the "go ahead" to cross.  This, unfortunately, causes you to break your stride and takes you out of the element as you go from enjoying the trance-like state a walk often provides to being alert and dogding traffic.  Real bummer.

Once you get across Barker Cypress Road, however, it's a long 3 miles of trail out ot Highway 6.  Lots of joggers and cyclists.  Along the way, you'll pass by the runway approach to the West Houston Municipal Airport and a small cemetary.  Aside from that, though, there's really not much to see as the scenery is quite boring. It is a long trail, however, so you have a good chance to stretch out your legs and burn some calories.

For added distance, you can actually catch the beginning of the paved asphalt  from the park entrance on Saums Road.  This will give you at least another 1/2 mile.  On your way back, after you cross the "finish" line, you can continue walking through the paved trails that spaghetti throughout the pavillion and picnic areas near South Mayde Creek.  It's quite nice here, but the trails are not very long.

If you like long walks like I do, I recommend parking your car in the first parking lot near Pavillion A, then walking back to the park entrance to catch the trail from the beginning at Saums Road.

meh
By Erickson281 on 8/16/2008
Rating: Difficulty: Solitude:
Distance: 12.00 Miles Duration: 4 hours, 45 minutes

Flat concrete trails that snake through populated picnic pavillions and a small airport and crosses a major highway.


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