New Trails to Hike
May 12, 2020
Two weeks ago I had two different phone calls from friends asking me where they could hike. Of course I immediately wanted to refer them to Grand Central Park, however my friends would have to move here first! As I began thinking of fun places to hike, it crossed my mind we have several options and all within a reasonable amount of distance to Grand Central Park. For instance, Lee and I have been riding our bikes at a place called Four Notch Hunter Camp which consists of gravel roads and is perfect for hiking, biking and or trail running. We saw a Dad and his two young sons riding their bikes and we also saw a man doing some running. It’s so beautiful and affords a fair amount of shade, depending on the time of day you go out there. The other neat thing is that you can camp there and it is a trailhead for the Lone Star Hiking Trail.
Other options include Huntsville State Park and or the W. G. Jones State Forest Trail which is not such a ‘secret’ anymore. On any given Saturday or Sunday the parking lot can be packed with cars with overflow parking on the street of FM 1488.
Another gem of a place is the George Mitchell Preserve in The Woodlands. It’s perfect for hiking, running or riding your bike - and connects with the Spring Creek Nature Trail. It, too, can be quite crowded. If you want to go to a place that has roads less crowded, then I highly recommend Four Notch.
I can’t say enough good things about the above mentioned trails. There’s just something about fresh air that does the mind and body good. Happy hiking, friends.