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Santa Ana Professional Review and Guide
"About 15 miles SE of Mc Allen. An easy day hike through the native woodlands of the Rio Grande floodplain. Special Attractions: Native Rio Grande Valley woodland, unique wildlife."
--Laurence Parent, Hiking Texas (Falcon Guides).
I have lived seven miles north of Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge much of my life and have explored much of the park. It is truly a unique environment among wildlife refuges. I would recommend a loop hike down to the old cemetary. You start off on the B-Trail until you get to the Terrace Trail. Take the Terrace Trail to the Jagarundi Trail and follow it for quite a while until you get to the Owl Trail. You follow the Owl Trail to the cemetary. From there you can either explore further, go back the way you came, or (as I always do) follow the Wildlife Drive back to the Visitor Center. I have never really measured the distance for this loop so I'm not sure how long it actually is. I would guess maybe two or three miles.
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