Double Lake Trail Professional Review and Guide
"An extremely fun, fairly easy, mountain bike–only trail that meanders around the outskirts of the recreation area through the green and scenic Sam Houston National Forest. There’s not a whole lot of elevation gain to contend with here, just a lot of tree-shaded twisty turns and flatland pedal spinning. Sure, it’s pretty flat. But the lack of hell-bent descents (and the climbs that go along with them) does nothing to diminish the level of plain old fun that you and a group of riding buddies can have on this trail.
It’s fast and smooth, and there are twists and turns galore—the kind that really make you focus on simple handling skills. Digging into and pedaling through corners are two skills that will most definitely benefit from time spent on the Double Lake Trail, not to mention the endurance you’ll build from the virtual absence of coasting. The canopy formed by the pine and maple trees makes for about as serene a setting as you’ll find in East Texas, and the terrain, though sandy in a few spots, is consistently smooth and solid, interrupted by some roots and blanketed with leaves. There are also a couple small bridges and a wooden boardwalk along the way. Tread: Singletrack."