The Swamp - Trail, Hwy 290/610 Loop, Texas

The Swamp - Trail, Hwy 290/610 Loop, Texas

DESCRIPTION

Tight, twisty and technical. 2 large,deep bowls to traverse. Some off camber portions. Bowls full of water after it rains. Not as rooty as HCM. Bring the OFF!

USER REVIEWS

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[Jun 22, 1999]
justin

The trails are pretty cool considering I live about 2 minutes away from them. Sometime they aren't exactlly in perefect condition but they're still fun. The only problem is when it rains a lot and then they get flooded. The trails aren't near as difficult as some of the stuf in Memorial, but if you're in to hauling ass through a single track and dodging trees, bushes and the ocasional hobo, then go for it. Another plus of the swamp is if you have a dirt bike then you can go the dip which is right on the edge of the woods along side the buyue. A word of warning. Do not under any surcumstances go back there at or around night because there are bums and gangs!

Customer Service

once you get in the woods just go where ever the hell you feel like it. I suggest finding your way to the big bowl and then just hopping on a trail

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4
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[Mar 09, 2000]
Ace

This trail bites! Whoever originally started this trail had good intentions, but that person must have moved to new zealand or something. Since then it looks like about 50 people tried to make their own trails and gave up half way through. It is tough to figure out which trail is the main one. Too bad I have to give this at least one tire. The dip by the bayou is at least one tire, so there. If I were still a kid I would definitely invest some time because it does have potential.

Customer Service

don't bother trying to find it! But if you just have to, it's across the bayou from t.c. jester park

Similar Products Used:

memorial, ant hills, any paved road

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1
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[Apr 28, 2000]
Ace

This is an old trail that is receiving a facelift compliments of myself and two guys named Jim and Ryan. It is very tight and pretty technical, but is lots of fun and a great workout. I just completed a 1.3 mile loop that starts and stops by the above mentioned railroad tracks.(best ridden counterclockwise) There will surely be many improvments in the time to come, so come by and take a look if you are in the area. And for those of you that noticed some disparity in the two reviews that I have written about this trail, lets just say that I'm a kid at heart!

Customer Service

Follow the railroad tracks on the south side of T.C. Jester park across the bayou and turn right the entrance is about 20 feet on the left.

Similar Products Used:

Ho chi Min

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4
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[Jun 22, 2000]
Tom Duke

I live about a mile from here and I find it to be quite enjoyable. It could use some work (a water pump would help), but it provides for some good technical practice. There are some tree trunks to clear in the trails which is fun.

Definately not for the wife!

Check it out.

Customer Service

Drop into the bolw and climb out and follow the trail to it's end. Return on the trail, drop back in and take a different trail out.

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4
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[Jul 31, 2000]
Tom Duke

***Revised review***

This place ROCKS!!! It's much different than Memorial. Yes it's unorganized, yes it's not well gromed, but that's the best part. There are several logs to clear, there are numerous drop-ins that are vertical to near vertical. Much more difficult than Memorial. It's hard to find a trail that last more than ten minutes, but there's lot's of off-camber around the creak beds, lot's of roots!

Customer Service

Drop in and go!

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4
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[Oct 03, 2000]
billy

this place could really use some help. last time i was there it had rained a few days before so it was pretty muddy. you should ride with a friend it's kindof spooky. and always have fun

Customer Service

??

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Ace- next time you'll be working on the trails give me a buzz i'd like to help contact me at dwsr4me@aol.com

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2
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[May 07, 2001]
32:16

it's a good trail. please don't drive to come to it. please leave your freaking chainsaw at home. if you can't handle it the way it is when you find it, try again later with more skill. at most, move branches by hand. chainsaws are for people that can't/shouldn't hang.
please don't tell anyone about it- we like it this way, lightly ridden. memorial park is the cautionary tale to reference regarding trails getting burnt by too much traffic. there are also some pretty lame comments about the neighborhhod on this page. if you scared, go to church.

Customer Service

stay away

Similar Products Used:

any others

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1
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[May 17, 2001]
singlespeed should be all you need

This trail is on the way out, apparently. Have a look at the City of Houston Parks Department's Master Plan, and you'll see that this land looks like it's about to be acquired, and doubtless, "IMPROVED". If you've been around Texas for any length of time, you know that means it's doomed. Parking lots, playgrounds, ballfields, all where once (now) there stands pristine (for Houston) Houston wilderness. What they should do, obviously, is make it into an arboretum and rec trails area, with very small parking area, or just forget that they ever saw the place (best case scenario) :>/

Customer Service

nope

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yes go somewhere else

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1
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[Jul 02, 2001]
Trey

I have lived in this area for almost 41 years and wish no one had ever dicovered this place. I have been riding these woods since I did it on a Stingray, anyone remember those? It's fun, but like all good things I am sure it won't last much longer.

Customer Service

Wish no one knew

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3
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[Jan 13, 2002]
Jeff Bullard

Went there on 1/13/02 for first time, these trails are decent but not recommended. They are rather urban, not a great "back to nature" feel here, too much traffic/train noise. Also, not great for cross-country workout. There are definitely cool sections but there are not long continuous dirt sections that I have seen at Lake Bryan, Rocky Hill, Ruston, etc. If I lived within a bike ride from there I would ride these trails occasionally but not worth the drive to them.

Customer Service

Regular trails

Similar Products Used:

Hershey Park much better than The swamp.

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2
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