Just outside of Houston, Huntsville State Park is a majestic wilderness area full of towering loblolly pine trees, freshwater streams, rolling hills – and yes, alligators! The land hasn’t changed much since it was first settled by Native Americans over 500 years ago, who took care of the rich soil and clear water.
At XTERRA Gator Bait, you can experience the beauty of eastern Texas and lose yourself among the trees and natural beauty of the park. You can choose from a 5K, 15K or 21K run on wide singletrack that is perfect for beginners as well as more experienced runners looking for a personal best.
Huntsville State Park is located in the Sam Houston National Forest, home to the 128-mile Lone Star Hiking Trail. XTERRA Gator Bait is the perfect race to plan a weekend around. At Huntsville State Park, you can camp, hike, bike, picnic, fish, swim, paddle, geocache and study nature. The park includes 21 miles of trails, playgrounds, a bird blind, and a nature center.
On April 29th enter the park at Park Headquarters. You will need to pay $5 unless you have a Texas State Parks pass. Follow the race signs straight ahead. The start and finish areas are located at Screened Shelter #1.
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Photo courtesy of Samuel Beard Jr.