Lanana Creek Trail

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The Lanana Creek Trail is approximately 3.5 miles long from E. Austin Street into the youth soccer complex just south of Main Street. The trail is an ongoing project of the Sesquicentennial Celebration of 1986. The trail and Stephan F. Austin State University Abroretum are the result of a cadre of volunteers and enthusiasts that want to make Nacogdoches a better place to live.

Some of the trail at both ends is handicap accessible with the northern end winding through beautiful university gardens. The southern end promotes an exercise loop running through youth soccer and youth softball complexes. The trail winds through the campus of SFA, Pecan Park, and beautiful shady areas next to Lanana Creek. It borders a historical cemetery, Oak Grove, and makes a loop through youth athletic fields. The mostly shady trail is open all year.

Parking and Trail Access

Nacogdoches is located 2 hours north of Houston on Hwy 59/259. Main access to the trail is behind Liberty Hall at 805 East Main Street just a few blocks east of the downtown square and directly across from the youth athletic complexes.


flood damage

   July, 2015 by sharilee43

Have been on this trail twice in the last month. There are areas on the South end that have been damaged due to flooding and we were not able to get through. I have a Trek cruiser and my husband is disabled and has a hand bike so the major ruts and stairs more

Nature at it's best!

   June, 2015 by morganlisa40

This trail has sun, shade, mud, grass, birds, squirrels, a beautiful creek, and so much more. I enjoy walking and running on it. read more

Trail Needs Work

   November, 2014 by streak1

Jogged on this trail during recent visit.Trail is uneven,has many exposed tree roots and is ok for walking but it is not a good trail for cycling or jogging.Much work is needed to make it conducive for jogging/biking. read more