Lake Houston State Park (Kingwood / Humble area) - Trail, New Caney, Texas

Lake Houston State Park (Kingwood / Humble area) - Trail, New Caney, Texas

DESCRIPTION

The word here is POTENTIAL! 5,000 acres of State Park which is gradually being improved with equstrian and mountain bike trails. For now, it's mostly old logging roads interconnected by single track--beginner to intermediate level, but the potential is there. Offer encouragement when you visit!

USER REVIEWS

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[Aug 31, 2013]
SingleSpeedMTB
Cross Country Rider

Love this park, fairly easy trails, not too technical, well maintained and manicured, lots of fun hills and wooden bridges. Costs a measly $3 for all day access. Definitely recommend very knobby tires, trail specific only, don't try and use hybrid or all terrain. There are lots of spots with soft sand and more than once I kissed the dirt taking a corner too aggressively and my back tire kicked out hitting that nasty sand.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Mar 21, 2013]
Damian Pool
Cross Country Rider

Lake Houston Wilderness park is now a City of Houston park. Some renewed interest in trail development. Trails are now better marked and are more often used. Unique mix of east Texas terrain. Approximately 8 miles of singletrack winds through pine forest, sandy riverbanks, and cypress bayous. Additional trails are doubletrack/logging roads which can be combined for longer routes. Some of the doubletrack trails are seldom used and can require a more adventurous spirit. Active wildlife and good scenery.

Customer Service

Start from parking lot to right of park entry. Follow the creek from north to south. Ride the peach creek trail and part of the peach creek loop trail past the nature center area to the ameritrail trailhead. Ride the 4.5 mile Ameritrail out and back or use five mile road for your return to the nature center area.

The 2.0 mile Forest trail starts at the nature center parking lot and is also out and back or can be a loop by including the logging roads.

Similar Products Used:

Double Lake recreation area. Huntsville state park. Anthills. Memorial park.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[May 30, 2012]
J.P.
Weekend Warrior

I've ridden this trail about seven times. Its close to me so its one of my go-to's. It is a fairly long trail and has some nice technical root sections and a few decent climbs. Overall it is a beginner trail with a few intermediate sections. I'd say its a 40% singletrack 60% jeep trail logging trail mix. There are some sandy spots that you may have to walk and the normal menaces are present (horseflies). There are however NO homeless people nor have there been for quite some time. I think the earlier review may have been a weird fluke. This trail is worth a visit if you are an hour or less away. The first 4-5 miles of the trail are the best. The last two miles are not very good because they aren't marked very well. I rarely see others on the trail which is nice.

The park has done some extensive upgrades to facilities and entrances, I hope they have also upgraded the trails. I will ride again in the next week and let everyone know.

Customer Service

The last few miles aren't much fun because you will often get lost. It is a there and back trail if you ride the whole thing which is nice because some of the challenging climbs become nice little technical descents on the way back. If you only have an hour stick to the peach creek loop and turn around when you get to primitive campsites.

Similar Products Used:

Carl Barton Jr. Park is only thirty minutes away. Less overall distance (about 2.5 miles overall) but better singletrack.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Mar 22, 2012]
TheBite
Weekend Warrior

Upgrades? Any new riders since this was recently upgraded? Post it.......I'm going this weekend. I'll let you know.

Customer Service

TBD

Similar Products Used:

Sam Houston State Park

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Mar 04, 2011]
louiswoodman
Weekend Warrior

Could be a great place but management allows homeless people to live there. Not a safe place for kids. My son was approached by a person living in the park. And lets just say that it was a very inappropriate approach. Management was informed and nothing was done.

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
[Apr 26, 2010]
marvov
Downhiller

perfect for beginners, not too dificult but some challenges. beautiful scenery, many small bridges, and bumpy ride at times.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
2
[Jan 30, 2010]
mojoman2010
Cross Country Rider

I've ridden all over this park and go one to two times a week. It's great exercise, and there is usually no one there. The trails are not maintained for riding. Stumps and roots dominate. Don't go until a few days after rain, otherwise you will be swamped in mud.

Customer Service

Just take the peach creek loop (the half that's open) to the caney creek trail which goes out and back. This is about 4 miles of single lane trail. When they open the other side of the loop up there is a slight downhill on a fire break which adds about two miles and goes back down to the creek with a washed out 4 or 5 foot drop at the bottom. I hit this at full speed, careen down into the gully and generally smash my body against the other side. Someday though...

Similar Products Used:

Double lake, and Huntsville.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Nov 29, 2009]
philanncrapmail
Weekend Warrior

I took my first ride out there today. (11-29-09) $3 entry fee per person. The routes are simple, nothing challenging here. The best part is the solitude, I didn't see anyone on the trails. I talked with the Ranger and it seems that the future is bright with several new trails planned. Lots of trail construction currently, so several trail areas are closed or torn up.

Customer Service

Take the trail to the primitive camping area. (Peach Creek) It's worth it if you're just looking to kill a couple hours.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Mar 17, 2008]
scguidry
Weekend Warrior

Took the short drive out to Lake Houston State Park. I live it Kingwood so it is a short hop. This was m first trip out there. I took the Peach Creek Trail down to the primitive camping area. This was pretty easy riding but a lot of fun. Nothing terribly technical but you could jump off the main trail in a few spots that were a bit more challenging. This is a great place to take my 13 year old son as he gets introduced to Mountain Biking. There are a lot more trails at this place but it was wet so I stuck to the driest one as recommended by the staff.

Customer Service

Peach Creek Trail / Primitive camping area.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Aug 06, 2007]
biga6462
Weekend Warrior

This a great place to go to get away from the city. Though there is nothing technical about this trail, you can make what you want out of it. I had only one complaint about this place - there are way too many spiders. I guess I will have to try it out when the weather changes.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
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