Low-key hike/walk with some nice woodsy bits

Pond at the SW end of the park
At one point, the asphalt peters out into an unpaved trail, and more or less at the end of that, the creek has been dammed to make a little pond.
User: plectrudis - 3/25/2017

Location: Mary Moore Searight Park

Rating: 3point5stars
Difficulty: 1point5stars  Solitude: 2stars
Miles Hiked: 5.14 Miles  Elapsed Time: N/A


I had no idea this park was here, but it's certainly popular with the surrounding neighborhoods and apartment complexes, for whom it must be a very handy amenity.  

It feels a little decayed--some years ago, the park put in an extensive asphalt trail with periodic exercise stations, but now the surface is rutted and full of potholes, and for some reason all the trail maps have been removed.

It's certainly not neglected, though, as the trails are fairly busy with a mix of walkers, joggers, and dog-owners, and cyclists, plus there is a model airplane park that seems to get heavy traffic on the weekends.  Not a great choice for solitude, but it is a good choice for safety-conscious singletons, at least on a fine Saturday afternoon in spring.

Like most parks in Texas, it could use more trees, but it does have some nice wooded areas (maybe 1/3 of the trail is shaded?).  In addition to the asphalt trail, there are also unpaved trails that wander off into the woods, which are a little less walk-y and more hike-y, but on the whole, this is a pretty strollable, non-strenuous trail.

Log Photos
This pleasant ford across Slaughter Creek is fairly close to the trailhead
Without a map, I meandered randomly
Pond at the SW end of the park
Area around Mary Moore Searight Park