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Little Lake Creek Loop Trail

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User: wesley - 4/30/2006

Location: Lone Star Hiking Trail - Wilderness Section

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Miles Hiked: 13.21 Miles  Elapsed Time: N/A

Comments: I have made this 13.21 mile loop hike twice in the past month, parking in Lot 4 (I believe) and heading East on the Lone Star HT. The area between FM 149 and Osborn Road had recently had its under brush burned as had the areas around the North Wilderness trailhead along the Pole Creek Trail. A lot of the downed trees that crossed the trail had been cleared since my hike about a month ago and one of the two other people we saw was a park worker clearing the trail about half way between the LLCL trailhead and the Pole Creek trail junction (the one other person we saw was a jogger). The brush is still very thick in this area and some sections still take a little guess work to find the trail again after a sharp turn or fork but all in all it is still an enjoyable trail to just get away for a few hours.

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