We said we would return and we did. This time we hiked the Eastern, Northern, and Western trails. Pecan Bottom, Coyote Rd., and Big Sandy offer some very nice walks with huge old trees and the river to admire, but the atmosphere is altered a bit by views of the Hyatt Regency golf course to the North. Buckeye is a nice hike with several ups and downs along the way.
Yaupon was a bit of a disappointment as about half of it seems to be a pipeline easement, and almost all of it is right next to a road...either Pope Bend Rd., or Hwy. 71, so there is lots of traffic noise along this trail.
Pine Ridge was a very nice hike, and is our favorite in the park so far. It traverses some "knife edge" hilltops and travels along through the pine trees, making you feel as if you are in far East Texas. Nice views of the river valley as well.