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Riverbottom Trail

Easy/Intermediate

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3.8 mile 6.1 kilometer point to point
99% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 221' 67 m
Descent: -218' -66 m
High: 651' 198 m
Low: 604' 184 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 11% (6°)

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The Riverbottom Trail follows along the marshes and Clear Fork of the Trinity River.

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Features Birding · River/Creek · Spring · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Refuge Hours:
Winter (Oct-Apr) 8 AM - 5 PM
Summer Weekdays (May-Sept) 7 AM - 5 PM
Summer Weekends (May-Sept) 7 AM - 7 PM

Hardwicke Interpretive Center
Open Year Round from 9 AM - 4:30 PM

$5 Adults (13-64)
$2 Children (3-12, under 3 FREE)
$3 Seniors (65+)
$1 Discount per person (with Military ID-Active/Retired)

Description

The Riverbottom Trail will allow you to run alongside the West Fork of the Trinity River. Along this trail, you'll get great views of the water and birds that frequent the waters such as Great Egret, Great Blue Heron and woodpeckers high in the trees. During winter, the waters are filled with migrating ducks, American White Pelicans and Double-crested Cormorants. Evidence of beaver can be found along the trail with gnawed trees and current and former beaver lodges. The trail is mostly smooth, with some sandy sections. Its under the cover of trees for the most part, with some sections that go through prairie.

Flora & Fauna

Poison Ivy present alongside many parts of the trail. Birds such as Great Egret, Great Blue Herons, woodpeckers, ducks, American White Pelicans and Double-crested Cormorants. Evidence of beaver can be seen in the area as well.

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Enjoy a pleasant view of the river right from the trail.
Mar 22, 2017 near Lakeside, TX
Where the eastern portion of Riverbottom Trail joins the western portion, enjoy a view of the water and an abundance of waterfowl.
Mar 23, 2017 near Lakeside, TX
Yucca plants hug the trail.
Mar 22, 2017 near Lakeside, TX
Limestone ledges make for good hiking and scenery. Watch your step!
Jan 30, 2017 near Lakeside, TX
Numerous park benches let you sit and rest during a long hike in the woods.
Mar 23, 2017 near Lakeside, TX
A bridge at the western end of the Wild Plum Trail aids your passage over a small creek and connects you to the Riverbottom Trail.
Mar 9, 2017 near Lakeside, TX

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