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Lake Houston State Park (Kingwood / Humble area)

Average Rating:    (3.12 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 17

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!
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Latitude
30.146908510079008
Longitude
-95.17181396484375
Trail Directions
Take 59 north from Houston. Exit FM 1485 and go East two miles to Baptist Encampment Road. This is a State park so there is a sign pointing the way. Turn right and go 1.5 miles to the entrance. And by the way, there is no access to Lake Houston at Lake Houston State Park.
Trail Length
8 miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
New Caney
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Review Date
August 31, 2013

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: SingleSpeedMTB ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
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.



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Review Date
March 21, 2013

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Damian Pool ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
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.

Recommended Route:
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.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Double Lake recreation area. Huntsville state park. Anthills. Memorial park.



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Review Date
May 30, 2012

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: J.P. ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
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.

Recommended Route:
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.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Carl Barton Jr. Park is only thirty minutes away. Less overall distance (about 2.5 miles overall) but better singletrack.



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Review Date
March 22, 2012

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: TheBite ,  Weekend Warrior

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

Recommended Route:
TBD

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Sam Houston State Park



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Review Date
March 4, 2011

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: louiswoodman ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
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.



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