Big Thicket - Woodlands Trail

5.40 Miles
2stars (2.00)2
1star (1.25)
3stars (3.25)
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Another View Of The Trail
There are boardwalks to help you walk over the wet areas. (Photo by Lone_Star)
View Of The Trail
Some parts of the trail were poorly maintained and overgrown by vegetation. (Photo by Lone_Star)
Dual-Purpose Benches
The backrest of the benches along the trail also serves as a trail map and shows where you are. (Photo by Lone_Star)
This is the start/end of the trail. (Photo by Lone_Star)
Trail Sign
This is the sign to the trail. (Photo by Lone_Star)
Log Entries
Poorly Maintained And Not Much To See
By Lone_Star on 4/22/2013
Rating: 1star Difficulty: 1point5stars Solitude: 1point5stars
Distance: 5.10 Miles Duration: 1 hour, 46 minutes

The Woodlands Trail is a lollipop-shaped trail.  Actually, it is a composite of three loop trails of various lengths.  The short loop is ~ 3 miles, the medium loop is ~ 4 miles, and the long loop is ~ 5 miles.  At the northern most point, the long loop runs right behind the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation.

The trail was not very well-maintained when I went.  The grass was ankle high and the vegetation had overgrown in several areas.  In fact, I ran into a European family that was headed back and they told me that the trail was closed.  I thanked them and continued.  I later surmised they came to that conclusion because the trail was so poorly maintained.  On a positive note, there are rest benches along the trail that also serve as trail maps.  Clever dual-use of resources.

Nice, quiet hike
By mgbgun on 12/22/2007
Rating: 3stars Difficulty: 1star Solitude: 5stars
Distance: 2.50 Miles Duration: 1 minute

Dead of winter yet still an enjoyable hike. It was my and my son Ben's first hike together. Nice little pond of about 3 acres but no wildlife. The trail runs right alongside the Alabama-Coshatta Indian Reservation and there are signs and a fence to let you know where the boundry is. There is a bench with the trail map carved in it approx. 1.1 miles down the trail. Trail is marked and maintained very well. The popsicle shaped trail is around 6 miles in length with the loop being around 3-4 miles so it's all new scenery there.

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