“A natural-surface path from Clay Road at War Memorial to the eastern bank of Langham Creek.”
— Bryan Dotson
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.
This is a natural-surface trail through trees, brush and grassland from Clay Road north to the eastern bank of Langham Creek in Addicks Reservoir. Though routed through high ground, there are sections which flood after rains and remain muddy for some time thereafter. Users should always be prepared for mosquitoes.
The southern end is at the intersection of Clay Road and War Memorial. The trail begins directly north of the traffic signal. A bar ditch must be crossed and it can be impassable after rains. The southern two-thirds of the trail passes through tall trees and brush. On leaving the brush, follow the trampled grass to the Mary Helen Lee Trail
near Langham Creek. The Wise Fox Cutoff
is another option on the north end which may be less prone to mud.
According to US Army Corps of Engineers’ records, the land on the south end of this trail was owned by Henry J. Fox et al before the land was appropriated for the reservoir. That parcel was about 38 acres. The north end of the trail is on a tract of about 146 acres owned by R. E. Wise and his wife. Several other people owned land along this route between the Fox and Wise holdings.