Kleb Woods Nature Preserve Trails

Hockley, Texas 77447

Kleb Woods Nature Preserve Trails

Kleb Woods Nature Preserve Trails Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Kleb Woods was part of a family farm owned by one of the original German descendants to the area in 1840. Conrad Kleb’s son Edward ran the farm between 1904 and 1933 on a total of 132 acres, but his son Elmer stopped farming and let the land go back to its natural state.

Elmer Kleb planted trees to encourage the birds and animals to stay on the land, but due to his inability to pay his taxes, he accrued a large tax bill and was taken to court. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and The Trust for Public Lands worked with County Commissioner Steve Radack to buy the land and turn it into a nature preserve, allowing Elmer to live here until his death in 1999 at age 90. The original section of the nature preserve opened in 1994 and included picnic areas, restrooms, paved parking, a hiking trail, and campsites."

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Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

"Pass by a remnant prairie on the Nature Center Trail and then follow the Farm Trail Loop that leads past early twentieth-century buildings from the Kleb homestead. The Wetlands Trail goes through woods containing loblolly pine, eastern red cedar, live oak, and other hardwoods. A boardwalk crosses patches of wetlands. Watch for animals and snakes. Several ponds and an old windmill add additional interest to the hike. Start at the Nature Center Trail trailhead on the south side of the parking area. In 2009 there was little trail signage, but there are ongoing projects to develop signage and construct more boardwalks. Use insect repellant to discourage the mosquitoes and other pesky insects, and apply sunscreen because the tree canopy and shade are intermittent.The Nature Center Trail is a 10-foot-wide gravel road leading to the Nature Center." Read more

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A little on the short side, but seems to be very quiet. More of an interpretive trail.
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Trail Information

Hockley
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
2.3
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
1 hour
Duration
Year-round
Season
USGS: Rose Hill
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Dec 2018