Oak Bayou Loop

Galveston, Texas

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Take a walk along the bayous and tidal flats of Galveston on the Oak Bayou Loop. This loop uses three trails—the Clapper Rail Trail, Heron’s Walk, and Egret Loop— to take you over some beautiful wide bayous, through the salt marsh, and to an area where a wetland restoration project is under way. The trail is strewn with wildfl owers of all types. Indian blanket, or fi rewheels, with their distinctive red petals with yellow tips brighten up the greens and browns of the marsh. There are also many prickly pear cactuses along the trail bed adorned with big purple bulbs on their pads, waiting to explode into colorful flowers in the summer.
Hiking the Gulf Coast

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Hiking the Gulf Coast

by Joe Cuhaj (Falcon Guides)

Take a walk along the bayous and tidal flats of Galveston on the Oak Bayou Loop. This loop uses three trails—the Clapper Rail Trail, Heron’s Walk, and Egret Loop— to take you over some beautiful wide bayous, through the salt marsh, and to an area where a wetland restoration project is under way.

The trail is strewn with wildfl owers of all types. Indian blanket, or fi rewheels, with their distinctive red petals with yellow tips brighten up the greens and browns of the marsh. There are also many prickly pear cactuses along the trail bed adorned with big purple bulbs on their pads, waiting to explode into colorful flowers in the summer.

© 2016 Joe Cuhaj/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Galveston
Distance: 1.7
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1.5 hours
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Galveston Island State Park, 14901 FM 3005, Galveston, TX 77554; (409) 737-1222; tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/galveston-island
Local Maps: USGS Lake Como, TX; maps available at entrance station
Driving Directions: Directions to Oak Bayou Loop

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