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“Peaceful Hiking!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of George Mitchell Nature Preserve

George Mitchell Nature Preserve
Spring Creek Greenway, The Woodlands, TX
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The Woodlands, Texas
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“Peaceful Hiking!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

We live not far from the entrance to the George Mitchell Nature Preserve, which is part of the Spring Creek Greenway that extends across and between Montgomery and Harris counties. I have only been to the Fitness Trail Loop, which is a 1.5 mile trail starting not very far from the trailhead on Flintridge Road. I generally go in the early mornings, so it is very quiet and peaceful and you hardly run into anyone. The trail itself is a little uneven in places and also quite sandy, which is probably good for strengthening the ankles. However, be on the watchout for roots sticking out of the ground that can trip you. Always keep your sight on the trail and what you are stepping on. There is a nice Bedias Lake detour along this loop. If you venture to go on the longer trail (which I plan to do once the weather cools down a little), you will rewarded with a lot more scenic views of the nature preserve. One final thought; try to stay in the center of the trail as there are a lot of spider webs along the sides, especially in the morning. All in all, it is a great place to hike, walk, or run!

Visited August 2013
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“Nature close to home”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

The nature preserve is a nice place to get away from noise and crowds. The trail is flat and easy for all ages. The best time to visit and see wildlife is at sunrise or sunset. We have seen wood ducks there (wow) and lots of egrets and herons.

Visited July 2013
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“Time to expand the trail : The Mitchell Trail”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

There is a huge latent fitness community within The Woodlands, walkers, hikers, runners. A Fitness Trail between between Gosling and Kuykendahl would be about 3.5 miles long. This trail (the Mitchell Trail ?!) would be in constant use, mostly by taxpaying adults, especially if full function trailheads were provided on both ends:
Parking, restrooms, drinking fountains, even covered pavillions. So many excellent sports facilities have been provided for our youth. Let's now do this for our fitness oriented adults, another unique feature attracting people to The Woodlands.

Visited August 2013
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“A walk in the woods”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Lots of trails and a new bridge that connects the side on Flintridge and Creekside. At the right time of year you can see various birds. Could use more parking on the Flintridge side.
Also bring water as there are no fountains. A fun walk or bike ride with family and friends.

Visited June 2013
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“Into the Woods”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The Woodlands has nearly 200 miles of fantastic well shaded paths that meander throughout the area. But if you want to get a little more into the woods, head over to George Mitchell Nature Preserve. It's a beautiful walk and the trails are longer than I expected. Be sure to keep track of which side trail you wandered off on. :) There are several entry points and several paths that cross over each other.

Visited July 2013
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