Clapper Rail Trail

Galveston Island State Park, Texas

Elevation Gain0ft
Trailhead Elevation5ft
Elevation Min/Max5/5ft
Elevation Start/End5/5ft

Clapper Rail Trail

Clapper Rail Trail is a hiking trail in Galveston, Texas. It is within Galveston Island State Park. It is 0.7 miles long and begins at 5 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 0 feet. Near the trailhead there is parking. This trail connects with the following: Heron's Walk Trail, Egret Loop, Clapper Rail Loop and Caracara Trail.

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100 Classic Hikes in Texas (The Mountaineers Books)
E. Dan Klepper
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"In 1900, the worst natural disaster in U.S. history hit the Texas coast with 140-mph winds, followed by a 15-foot storm surge that swallowed Galveston Island. The hurricane killed 6000 people and destroyed more than 3000 buildings on the island. However, following the traditions of mani fest destiny, humans spent the next hundred years repopulating the island with homes, businesses, families, and a seawall. Nature followed up with several more hurricanes, including hurricane Ike, but none (so far) as devastating as the nameless 1900 event. Instead, it has been the island’s natural world that has suffered greater losses." Read more

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Trail Information

Galveston Island State Park
Nearby City
Galveston Island State Park
Skill Level
Galvestong Island State Park
Local Contacts
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Dec 2018