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Good urban trail
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Cargill Long Park
Miles Hiked: 5.00 Miles Elapsed Time: N/A
This is a linear trail, and it is actually 3 miles long one way. It is an urban trail, and a very popular one; you'll encounter dozens of people if you walk long enough. The northenmost trailhead is on 4th Street just south of Loop 281. At first, the trail winds northeast and then curves south as it follows the route of 281 and then US 259. The first mile is pretty noisy due to the traffic on these 2 roadways. After crossing Hollybrook (there is a convenience store just off the trail), the trail enters residential areas and moves away from the high speed roadways and becomes more peaceful. At this point, the trail passes houses, a park, and other urban settings. There are numerous street crossings. The entire distance is paved, and a restroom is located near the park at just short of the 2 mile mark. Although I don't consider this hiking, if you happen to be in Longview and need some exercise, this place should suit you.
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