Poorly Maintained And Not Much To See
By Lone_Star on 4/22/2013
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.