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Chinquapin Trail

Intermediate
 4.1 (15)

A loop around Lake Raven in Huntsville State Park.


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Map Key

7.3

Miles

11.7

KM

Loop

461' 141 m

High

294' 90 m

Low

730' 223 m

Up

711' 217 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

17%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Lake

Family Friendly It may be a long hike for smaller kids, but we've seen a lot of families on this trail.

Description

Huntsville State Park is straight north of Houston off of I-45. For this trail, it is best to start at the nature center. Grab a trail map as the pegs on this description are not perfect. This trail follows the Orange Trail on the state park map. Take the Chinquapin Trail north from the nature center for a nice counter-clockwise loop around the lake.

There are a lot of side trails in the area just north of the nature center so keep an eye out for the orange blazes. The Chinquapin trail shares various sections with the Triple C Trail that follows the perimeter of the park. This trail is a service road built by the Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC) as they constructed Huntsville SP. There is a dam about 2/3 of the way around the lake that can make for a nice picnic spot.

Trail signs are are in plentiful supply and easy to see. Be sure to follow these as it is easy to get onto another trail. One of which is a trail that leads out of the park.

Contacts

Land Manager: Texas State Parks

Shared By:

Karl W with improvements by Quinn Banas and 1 other

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  4.1 from 15 votes

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Several boardwalks exist along the trails.
Aug 14, 2019 near Huntsville, TX
Lake Raven makes for a great trailside companion in Huntsville State Park.
Jan 22, 2017 near New Wav…, TX

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Oct 18, 2020
Nathan Shull
7.3mi
Sep 25, 2020
Tammy Diaz
Jun 30, 2020
Jennifer Fowle
11h 15m
Feb 28, 2020
JoJo Gonzalez
Dec 28, 2019
Michael Evans
neat wooded trail, thick yopon trees mostly. awesome lake, well built wooden walk paths through wetlands 7.3mi
Nov 22, 2019
Pablo Najera
beautiful day with my son 7.3mi — 2h 22m
Oct 5, 2019
Liz Davis
6.5mi — 2h 18m
Jan 27, 2019
Cameron Saltus
7.3mi