Hunstville State Park - Trail, Huntsville, Texas

Hunstville State Park - Trail, Huntsville, Texas

DESCRIPTION

Trail runs on the very edge of the park which has hiking trails, a lake, and camping facilities. Trail starts out as fire road and changes to rooty single track. Quite scenic and secluded as you travel through a heavy pine forest. You can make a full day of it at the park or even makes a nice night ride to beat the Houston heat.

USER REVIEWS

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[Aug 31, 2014]
andrew j
Weekend Warrior

Fast, fast, sandy, lots of roots, ...some long, steady climbs (not much elevation going on...) It's a nice trail, beautiful state park. Best suited for large wheels. 7-8 mile loop, a lake, showers.. in the pine trees

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jun 07, 2014]
bhlass
Weekend Warrior

long rooty climbs, good stretches of sand. You will definitely get a workout, especially when one of those patches occurs in a middle of a climb.

Similar Products Used:

Cypress Creek, Cypresswood, Flintridge

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
[Oct 22, 2013]
Jon Freeland
Cross Country Rider

The trail is super sandy so you are washing out all the time. It is shared with hikers so it gets a lot of use. I don't consider this to be mountain biking.

Customer Service

Out of the park to another locale

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
[Aug 01, 2010]
arm017
Cross Country Rider

I love Huntsville. It is fairly far away from everything, and if I was making the drive from Houston, it might not be worth it, but it is pretty descent single track. It is full of roots and some sandy parts. There is not all that much climbing to be heard of. If you were in the area with some bikes I would definitely stop by. It is 5 bucks a person to get in though! Not per car. For the Houston area, these trails are great. The best part however is that lake! Jump in after your done with your ride and have a beer and watch the sunset.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[May 23, 2010]
Killer Squirrel
Weekend Warrior

My wife and I rode Huntsville for the first time today and it was a lot of fun. We live in Baytown so there's not a whole lot close to us, and we feel the almost 2 hour trip was certainly worth it. We rode the Chinquapin trail and it was exactly like the other reviews stated; lots of roots and sand, and mostly either up or downhill runs. We came across only one other person - a trail runner. We're looking forward to going back and plan to make an overnight trip soon.

Customer Service

We rode Chinquapin trail, starting from the trailhead behind the Nature Center.

Similar Products Used:

Double Lake, Lake Houston Park

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Apr 13, 2010]
TheKleinKid
Weekend Warrior

If you like riding over roots, sand, and enjoy climbing then you should check this trail out. At first, I was disappointed that it was only 8 miles on the outside trail, but it was a pretty tough 8 miles. I had to stop and rest a few times. The climbing is what wore me out. The sand and roots will also slow down your momentum. I can do 18 miles (2 laps) at Double Lake and feel less tired than just one lap at Huntsville. Also, it seemed like you were either climbing or going down hill. There wasn't a whole lot of flatness to this trail. Technically, I would give it a 1.5 out of 5. Plus, if you're into kayaking then bring that with you.

I prefer Double Lake over Huntsville because it's a quicker paced trial. The ground is more hard packed with very minimal sandy spots and there are less roots in your way. Both trails are fun though.

Similar Products Used:

Double Lake

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Nov 21, 2008]
ROAD WARRIOR
Cross Country Rider

Writing this review mostly to let everyone know that all the trails will be closed to bikes on Dec. 8 2008 for the Annual Sunmart Texas Endurance Run.
Beginner level single track, but open enough to let more advanced riders ride fast and make an otherwise boring trail interesting. Fair amount of roots and sand.

Customer Service

Ride the Chinquapin trail a lap or two in each direction, adding the Dogwood and Praire Branch Trails in for a break from the roots.

Similar Products Used:

Memorial Park, Houston

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
2
[Aug 02, 2008]
railking
Weekend Warrior

I rode the 7 mi. Chinquapin trail on 8/1/08. The trails are dry and in good shape. Riding the Huntsville State Park trails is a lot of fun and a great workout. It offers enough of a challenge for experienced riders, but is not too difficult for beginners. The climbs are not too steep, but mostly long and gradual over roots and sand. The trees provide lots of shade when it's hot. Bring plenty of water because there are no water stations or restrooms along the trail.

Customer Service

Chinquapin or Triple C

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Apr 04, 2008]
steelworx
Weekend Warrior

Nice singletrack not to difficult ,lots of roots and slight elevation changes. Service road that runs around perimeter of park is great for beginners, very fast at times.SE portion of service road has tree fall blocking it (can go under)on 3/31/8. Pretty well marked nice day trip for riding or you can camp out

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Sep 06, 2007]
Matthew Dewhurst
Cross Country Rider

I just got back from the Huntsville State Park 09-06-07 and let me tell you WOW!!! I live about an hr. way down I-45 and take the trip up there every so offten. I really like the ride. It cost $4 for the day and you could spend the hole day there riding the differnt trails. Ask for a map when you pay or enter the trail head and you will find your way around with out any problem. I took the Chinquapin Trail and it was about 7 miles on a great well maked trail with lots of up and down hill runs. I was not go hard of a ride and would be great for the joy rider. There are some new rebilt bridges and the trail was well packed. There are alot of roots so I hope you have shocks. There is alot of nice things along the way to stop and take a look at. There are a few other riders and runners to look out for. They are having a large race up there Sep. 15th-16th for info go to http://www.bikelanehouston.com/bikelanehouston4.html I love riding this area.

Customer Service

The Chinquapin Trail

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
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