Beach & Bay Trail Hiking

This map shows the Clapper Rail Trail on the bay side of the park.
User: Lone_Star - 2/1/2008

Location: Galveston Island State Park

Difficulty:  Solitude:
Miles Hiked: 7.00 Miles  Elapsed Time: 3 hours


This park is split into two sections -- a beach area and a bay area.

The beach is nice to walk along.  There are lots of seagulls and seashells.  I also saw a blue crab, although he was dead.  Walking along the beach is very calming due to the sound of the water, although the water is not very clear or appealing in my opinion.  It is brown and muddy compared to other parts of the Gulf.

The bay side is not as nice in my opinion.  There are a lot of fishing birds that live in this part of the park, but nothing to get excited about.  The trails were muddy and poorly marked.  The park is small so it's hard to get lost,  but the signage could be better along the trails.

Log Photos
Clapper Rail Trailmap
Sea Shell
View Of The Trail
Area around Galveston Island State Park
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