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George Mitchell Nature Preserve - Hiking & Biking Trails

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The Woodlands Montgomery
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Pond This pond is near Sign Post B. (Photo by Lone_Star) Excellent Signage The Sign Posts are lettered and some contain maps as well. (Photo by Lone_Star) Spring Creek A view of the pedestrian bridge as it spans Spring Creek. (Photo by Lone_Star)
Bedias Lake A view of the scenic Bedias Lake. (Photo by Lone_Star) Feral Pig The first of about 6-7 feral pigs that crossed the hike/bike trail in front of me. (Photo by Lone_Star) Bike Trails The mountain bike trails are narrow and provide much more solitude than the wider "main" pedestrian trails. (Photo by Lone_Star)

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Nice Nature and Hike/Bike Trails
User: Lone_Star - 4/9/2013  [View Log Page]
Rating: Difficulty: Solitude:
Distance: 15.00 Miles Duration: 5 hours, 49 minutes

The George Mitchell Nature Preserve is a nice preserve that straddles Spring Creek in The Woodlands, TX.  There are some small, scenic, marshy ponds and lakes, making it an ideal spot for white and blue herons, turtles, etc., but there can also be a lot of gnats and "no-see-ums" flying around.

On the south side of the creek, there is a nice, wide, well-marked nature trail with some alternate loops.  The main trail has distance markers and lettered posts so you know where you are at.  The north side of the creek also has nice exercise and mountain bike trails.  The exercise trails are wide and have distance markers on them, whereas the bike trails are a "tangled mess" of primitive, narrow, unmarked trails.

A section of trails are a part of the Spring Creek Greenway Project currently under development.  This is one of the nicer hikes in the greater Houston area, in my opinion, as it has scenery, solitude (in some sections) and distance.


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