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Sam Houston State Park Trail

Average Rating:    (2.44 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 9

No hard climbs,lots of turns,some speed,some dips,two logs,lots of roots off-camber.Fun ride for nature lovers
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Latitude
30.305317637976145
Longitude
-93.25847625732422
Trail Directions
I-10 to Lake Charles,then north on 171 to Moss Bluff,turn left on 378 and follow signs to park.Map available at Ranger stop.Simple trail head location is: Yellow trail enters at right of boat launch by cabins.Trail intersects blue trail after 3/4 mile.Blue trail ends at park road so expect to ride back or turn right to rode ride to boat launch.Park rents boats and cabins.This is no gamble so if you like to mix riding and gambleing,this is the spot!
Trail Length
3.5 miles blue/3/4 miles yellow
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Lake Charles
   


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Review Date
November 21, 2011

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Bobstansteve ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
pretty well-rounded,the blue trail has some pretty decent climbs,lots of roots and your ride will last a while, the yellow, pretty easy but still fun, good flowing sections and some climbs, the other 1/2 to 1 mile trails are about the same. All in all its pretty good for swla.

Recommended Route:
Blue is hardest, then yellow, the rest are same, you choose



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Review Date
January 6, 2009

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: calschex ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
The trail is in pretty good shape. It's more like 5.25 miles if you ride all the sections. Stay off the yellow trail -- There are no hard climbs and some places flow faster than others. The section of bridges get slippery when covered with pine needles. You can make this trail tougher and more fun the faster you ride. Be sure to ride the connecting trail from the main section that adds a good mile to the whole length -this is the fastest and best flowing section. The last section leading to the exit(entrance) to the park gate is fun as well and is probably the newest/smoothest part. It's well marked. You can enter by the park entrance -about 100 yards on your right as you drive in or park by the maintenance shed and hit the trailhead there. Thank You Sam Houston Park for keeping it up. It's what we got here in SWLA and I'm happy to have it. It drains well so don't let the LA rain spoil your desire. GO RIDE !



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Review Date
February 18, 2008

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: thewonderment ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
The Blue Trail is open. The Yellow Trail (near the boat launch) is closed and looks like it will be for the long haul.

It's a good ride when you just need something quick. You can just about make it as fun you want to make it. It's in Southwest Louisiana, so you have to know that large hills will not come into the equation... get over it. Enjoy it for what it is worth and have fun.



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Review Date
September 6, 2006

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: wamcneil ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
TRAILS ARE CLOSED! (8-1-06) The people at the gate estimated they would reopen ~Oct 1 2006.



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Review Date
March 31, 2005

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: T_Blood ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I rode this trail once about a year ago. As far as a nice ride goes...this is it. If you want satisfaction of being a hard care biker, go somewhere else. The scenery is nice, but as far as technical skills, it's not here. I came from Europe riding fast technical downhill/XC downhill, so this was a disappointment. It's a nice park and for the area finding any trail to ride is a gift. If you're in the area, ride it...but don't make a special trip for it.



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