L.B. Houston Park

4.80 Miles
1star (1.25)
2stars (2.25)

Beautiful?park on a river.? A narrow 4.8 mile trail twists sharply between the trees bushes, some making halls 6 feet tall!? The trail stays very level with only a few small dips.? While doing the whole trail is 4.8 miles, there are several places were the trail?nips?back into a? central open area if you need a shorter trip.? The trail crosses twice under a old railroad trestle.???The park?is a popular site for birders and I saw many birds this morning along with a few lizards.

No benches are along the trail but there is the occasional downed tree close by.? Some picnic tables are at the trail head. L.B.Houston is a definite go see.?? Since it is a very easy bike trail, much of the bike traffic is slow moving parents with children.? Coming early will avoid most of the traffic.

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