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Banzai Pipeline Trace

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This east-west trace through the brush crosses Turkey Creek at the Banzai Pipeline in Addicks Reservoir.


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1.2

Miles

2.0

KM

100%

Runnable

103' 31 m

High

91' 28 m

Low

15' 4 m

Up

3' 1 m

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3%

Max Grade (2°)

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Features River/Creek

This is a trace in Addicks Reservoir that is not maintained. Please comply with Corps of Engineer's regulations by not disturbing the ground or vegetation. Vehicles are prohibited. Please refer to the “Addicks Reservoir” page for area-wide information.

Note that the Corps of Engineers may close areas to access for wildlife control operations. Look for signs at the entrances to Noack Trail and Miles Trail and please do not enter the area if marked as closed. Eastern access may not be mark

Description

This is a natural-surface path that provides an east-west crossing of Turkey Creek using the Banzai Pipeline. The east end is at the Addicks Dam and the west end is a legacy road in Addicks Reservoir. The path remains muddy for a time after rains. The lowest and wettest section is just west of the dam. Users should always be prepared for mosquitoes.

The western end of the path is accessed by the Bauer Trail. Beginning at the eastern bend of the Bauer Trail, the trace generally follows an elevated bank until meeting the Malsbury Trace where it turns sharply south along the irrigation ditch to the Banzai Pipeline. It is possible to cross Turkey Creek using the pipeline with caution. Proceeding east, the trace passes through yaupon stands then crosses the low-lying ground where the earth for the dam was sourced. The east end of the trace is at the Addicks Dam Road Southeast.

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The south end of Malsbury. There is an orange stake to help you not miss the turn, as well as rope wrapped around 2 trees. Go straight/south 550 feet and you're at Banzai pipeline. Turn right and you're headed for Bauer Trail. GPS: 29.81982, -95.58898
Mar 29, 2021 near Addicks, TX
There is a bridge crossing over Turkey Creek south of the Archery area. The GPS coordinates here are 29.82025 -95.58697.
Mar 22, 2021 near Addicks, TX
There are helpful white paint trail marks on the Banzai Trail, but they are only on the west side of the trees.  Great for hiking from Turkey Creek east towards the dike. But if hiking from the dike going west to Turkey Creek, you don't see them.
Mar 22, 2021 near Addicks, TX
Turkey Creek
Mar 22, 2021 near Addicks, TX
The trail running northwest from the pipeline crossing of Turkey Creek.
Mar 22, 2021 near Addicks, TX
The lake on the west edge of the power line cut, from the southeast corner. The trailhead for the Banzai Pipeline Trail is on the northeast corner. The GPS coordinates at the northeast lake corner and the west end of the trail are: 29.82017 -95.57914
Mar 22, 2021 near Addicks, TX

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