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I Agree with the construction comments. Should have read the reviews before driving 2 hours to ride. The Hockley Street trailhead starts the trail from the east but suddenly stops due to construction. I would advise not trying to start from this location. We took streets to the Mason Park (South 75th Street) trailhead to get back onto the the trail from there westbound it was hit and miss with the construction. Some places could use better signage for what way to go on the detours. For the most part the trail was concrete and asphalt. There were places in need of repair that was rough and if caught you off guard you could take a spill. The traffic on the the trail was very light due to overcast skies, windy, and being a Friday. Overall not a bad days ride and getting out of the house.
Unless you are a local Houstonian, I would not recommend this trail at this time. I met many obsticles and managed to go around, by walking thru mud, hitting a street for about 500 feet and navigating thru barriers. So I suggest NOGO if you are coming from out of town.
Trail not complete
And very few signs. It was difficult to follow the route in several locations. It’s still a work in progress
This is a great trail for walking. If you start at the beginning, make the loop and return, it's over 6 miles long. The asphalt surface is a little easier on the knees than other concrete trails. There are 3 points along the trail where you must cross street traffic although only one (Scarsdale) is a busy street. The other 2 are neighborhood streets. An added bonus is the tail passes through 3 different parks that provide 3 areas for parking. It's not the widest trail and can get congested in the afternoon especially with bike riders zooming around. It follows the banks of a drainage canal and loops around a large retention pond. Therefore, you're likely to encounter wildlife every now and then. There's even a detour on the back side of the loop that takes you through a densely wooded area for the adventitious folks. My kids call it the "Spooky Forest". Over all, it's a great opportunity to get out, exercise and meet some of your neighbors.
Lovely on a crisp Fall Saturday. A bit busy. But everyone deserves a lovey Saturday
Great ride. Wide concrete area to cycle. Pretty busy but just be courteous to others on the trail. Once you hit the dirt mounds on the west side of e trail I’d recommend you turn back. I fell off my bike at least 4tomes getting stuck in mud or using my balance. Next ti
I was looking to do a bike run on this trail this weekend. Since I have a road bike with slimmer tires is this trail concrete or is it gravel? Concerned about punctures since I’m new to riding. Also is the construction ongoing?
Perfect trail, well kept secret! It does have a 15 mph speed limit, and it is patrolled by Harris County Constables precinct 4 on motorized vehicles. It’s a beautiful wooded area with a river running along side of it. Saw lots of pedestrians, runners, cyclists, and people on horseback. Very clean, well maintained and lots of signs and markers. Slight hills but nothing to big.
On a Sunday I parked at La Porte’s City Park, 600 Little Cedar Bayou Drive. The bike trail begins to the left of the tennis courts by the blue trash can. No signs are present. I traveled to San Jacinto Community College on the trail parallel to Fairmont Pkwy (13 miles round trip). It’s an 8 ft cement paved trail in mostly decent condition. Fairmont Pkwy has a huge overpass I had to shift to first gear and huff & puffed over it. Sometimes the trail was difficult to follow due to lack of signage. A few 100 ft were under 6 inches of water perhaps the rainfall from the previous night. A small part of the trail was an unmarked business parking lot. The trail is in a rural area along with many industrial businesses. I encountered only one other cyclist and a golf cart. People are friendly. It was quiet and peaceful, but at the same time very desolate. There were a few benches and trash cans along the way. It’s not a bad trail if only a little tender loving care TLC were put into it. It has great potential. I would not recommend to those cyclists that like going faster than 8 mph.
Parked at 1648 Studemont St, nice lot. I’m a 63 year old heavy weight trying to get back into shape. I quickly discovered there are lots of up hills and down hills. I found myself picking up a lot speed going down hills. You need good brakes. I needed to shift into the low gears huffing and puffing up hills. Good work out. Most folks were what I call serious cyclists. Towards the end the pavement runs out along the bayou. Later there are piles or mounts of dirt with grass on the trail as if to discourage cyclists. I have no idea what it’s about. The city should remove them. Small paths around them. From what I could see pretty much the end when you get to the Nina and Michael Zilkha park let.
This trail is really better than my rating. I gave it this rating because the trail is not complete from both sides of I-45 North. The trail has 4 parks on its path which includes Rockstar Energy Bike Park, Tom Wussow Park, City View Park and Jack Drake Park. I recommend this trail and I wish more of the community take advantage of it. Other than that, the park division needs to finish or construct the trail to go under 45 and the service road to truly complete this trail 100 percent.
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