Huntsville State Park
 Huntsville, TX

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18 miles


singletrack; doubletrack


TPWD (park)  |  TPWD (trails)

$5 per person 13 and older/day use (annual pass available for $70)

Chinquapin Cutoff | Chinquapin Trail | Coloneh Trail | Dogwood Trail
Lone Star Trail | Prairie Branch Loop | Triple C Cutoff | Triple C Trail

• Picnic sites
• Tent campsites with water
• Campsites with water and electricity
• Screened shelters
• Screened, group picnic pavilion (capacity 75)
• Group recreation hall (capacity 200)
• Trailer dump station
• Restrooms with and without showers
• Bathhouse
• Fishing piers and fish-cleaning tables
• Boat rental (seasonal, including paddle boats, canoes and flat-bottoms without motors)
• Boat launching ramp and dock
• Playground

TPWD website

(936) 295-5644

The intermediate lakefront trail in Huntsville State Park cuts through tall pine forest in classic Piney Woods country. Look for alligators crossing swampy areas around Lake Raven. ~TPWD

The first 1/4 mile is downhill (photo courtesy of Mike Strawns) Most of the trails can be divided into three categories: sandy, rooted, or sandy & rooted (photo courtesy of Mike Strawns) It doesn't matter if you're going downhill, uphill, or level; you will have roots (photo courtesy of Mike Strawns) While most of the uphills aren't very steep they can be rather long (photo courtesy of Mike Strawns) Huntsville has three things in abundance: roots, sand, and bridges (photo courtesy of Mike Strawns)
The trail and the roots just keep going (photo courtesy of Mike Strawns) There are quite a few trail markers but most of them really aren't that useful, luckily the map is (photo courtesy of Mike Strawns) Here's the start of a fast, long downhill section that can really get you moving (photo courtesy of Mike Strawns) One of the larger bridges in the park (photo courtesy of Mike Strawns) This uphill climb is a real killer. It wouldn't be so bad if the soil wasn't loose (photo courtesy of Mike Strawns)
This section has a nice tunnel canopy that goes for some distance (photo courtesy of Mike Strawns) Flat trail with no roots means you can really let her rip! Enjoy it while you can (photo courtesy of Mike Strawns) There are two long boardwalks to ride over. This one plus another one in Alligator Alley (photo courtesy of Mike Strawns) A section of boardwalk over Alligator Alley (photo courtesy of Mike Strawns) Coming closer to shore looking for a meal. Just hope mountain biker isn't on the menu (photo courtesy of Mike Strawns) 




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Last modified: 15 April 2012