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The Cargill Long Park Trail runs for 3 miles through the Texas city of Longview. The trail follows an old rail bed along a wooded corridor among suburban neighborhoods and parks. The trail is open...
The Paul G. Boorman Trail, named after a long-serving city employee, is one of the longest walking trails in Longview. It runs nearly 3 miles through the Grace Creek corridor, including Lois Jackson...
The Rudman Loop Trail, located within Rose Rudman Park on the southern end of Tyler, is part of a larger trail system called the Rose Rudman Recreational Trail. The paved trail meanders for just over...
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The trail is not quite 3 miles, one way. It's perfect for biking, walking, running, rollerblading, etc. They have a bathroom at one of the trailheads (Fairmont St Trailhead). Its awesomely shaded in a lot of areas and it's got gorgeous scenery. You will see deer along the trail sometimes and lightning bugs right as the sun is going down. I rollerblade and bike ride on this trail everyday and LOVE it. It's awesome that Longview has this. There are also 2 dog parks, both right off the Loop Entrance.
This trail very nice! Do friendly with dog parks, like it and will be back.
The trail is not well kept. I brought my street bike only to dodge holes in the asphalt and then 1 mile in have to turn around because of the gravel that is on the rest of the trail
Needs major repair and better intersections
We rode this trail from the Marshall Ave. trailhead north for about 2.5 miles. It goes through the woods and every now and again you come across a park or another trailhead. It's a nice trail that is easy to ride and has many things to look at along the way.
One of the best trails we have rode on. Trail is short and has one major road crossing.
This trail is to rough for any bikes other than Mt bikes
The loop my only be 1.2 miles, but there is a nice extension that goes on for another mile or more. I use this trail often for jogging and always love it. No true hills, and all intersections have underpasses for joggers and bikers. There are also several places to picnic and a playground for kids.
Combined this trail with the one through Southside park and down along Grande. Kudos to the city and others for this great park and trails. Friendly folk,ease of access, well maintained. Nice little hill in the middle.route runs under several street intersections for a smooth ride.
I discovered this beautiful nearby trail thanks to TrailLink.com. I agree with the previous review. It is a fairly wide asphalt trail that allows runners, walkers, and bikers to go in both directions and pass by slower travelers with plenty of room to avoid accidents. The trail has plenty of shade trees on both sides which cools the summer Texas heat a bit, although during the summer months I would recommend walking in the mornings or evenings. The signage is very good indicating quarter miles traveled. I started at the Hollybrooke parking area (I have never had a problem finding a parking space) and when I reached the end of the trail at Marshall Ave., the final sign indicated that the trail was a total of 3 miles (not 2.5 as indicated on the TrailLink site). I haven't walked the entire 3 miles yet. I believe the first mileage post leaving from the Hollybrooke parking lot towards Marshal Ave. indicates mile marker 1. I have walked the other direction to the 3/4 mile post. I know that there is another parking area that likely starts at mile 0 and I look forward to starting at that point and discovering the whole 3 mile trail. The City of Longview has plans to connect this trail to others in the city (see the 2007 development plan at http://www.ci.longview.tx.us/files/park_trail_map_and_information_5350.pdf). I know that the city has been working on adding trails but I don't know what trails have been completed since the 2007 map was issued. I guess I'll just have to explore.
"I grew up literally in the shadow of this park. It is only a few miles long, but I can't help but love it because it's home. I played there all the time with all the neighborhood kids when it was still just an abandoned railroad right-of-way. We were thrilled when they actually made a path out of it because now we thought we could go anywhere we wanted! (Farther than our Moms probably wanted us roaming, anyway.)
The path is mostly tree-lined, which helps protect you from the hot summer sun. You'll enjoy the intoxicating scent of the tall pine trees. You'll want to watch out for the ""porcupine eggs"" dropped by all the sweet gum trees.
There are well-established neighborhoods on either side, so you do cross several residential streets; however, only a couple of the streets carry much traffic. The park was established over 30 years ago, but is kept in good shape. Enjoy!"
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