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This trail is wide and well designed, with benches available on the east end of the trail, and pavilions along the way as well. There is a beautiful statue in one of the parks, and the views of the river and the city are splendid.
The biggest issue is that in the summer sun, there is little shade. The few places that have shade don't have benches, and the seats that are provided sit in the baking sun.
It would be an excellent project for scouts or community groups to erect some shade structures over the existing benches, and to plant some trees that would provide more shade along the trail.
The western end of the trail has no benches or shady spots.
Overall, this trail is an asset to the community and would be most enjoyable when the temperatures are cool.
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.
I rode this trail today. It is very scenic. Love the winding turns. The big downhill by the bridge and tbe scenery was so awesome. There is one place near the boatlaunch that is covered by a man made levee to help with flooding but it can be ridden over with little to no effort. I give the trail 5 stars because it is free and fun. I thank the city for putting it there for our enjoyment. I wont remove stars due to minor issues caused by flooding as that is not the trails fault nor the city-- afterall it is a trail.
This trail is really sad. Portions of it have sand and dirt all over it so thick we had to pick up our bikes and walk through (road bikes). The vines are growing out and will hit you in the face. Obviously the city is no longer maintaining it. One part we picked up our bikes and walked over a big pile of dirt and then there were several miles of good trail. Despite this we had fun visiting the city and trying out the trail.
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
We went to ride the trail and found only small sections open, due to all the flooding this spring/summer. Would love to try it again when it cleans up!
Could not find access at the north end. Trail ends with a turn-a-round before the Casino. Found Parking at the Aurther R Teague Multi-use Trail and overlook area No. 3. N32.50222 W93.70680 You must be south bound on Barksdale Blvd to enter. Trail Surface in fine condition, many people using the trail this Sat Morning, 29 Sep 2012. Noel Keller
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.
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