Not too great

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User: texaskdog - 4/11/2010

Location: Shoal Creek

Rating: 2stars
Difficulty: 1star  Solitude: 1star
Miles Hiked: 8.00 Miles  Elapsed Time: 2 hours, 40 minutes


Interesting trail in the sense that some parts are great and some awful.  Starts with a nice park and a bridge on the old alignment of 35th street.  Then you must exit and walk on a street.  Then you find the best part of the trail (as mentioned in the writeup).  Then it is still pretty nice and pease Park is okay, lots of frisbee players.  Not very great after 15th.  Erica liked some of the downtown building you see from below but there is a lot of trash and its not a very nice trail.  Could be, if they kept up with it.  Since the writeup just above every water crossing has been bridged and my shoes never once got wet.  This trail would be better served if you biked it, not much for hiking really.  I could justify 3 out of 5 for the nice parts but the run-down parts soured me a bit.  It runs next to Lamar almost the whole time so very loud and lots of people.

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