Aransas National Wildlife Refuge is characterized by its flat landscape, which makes the paved tour road attractive to cyclists. Bicycle rides on the refuge offer good opportunities to see of a variety of habitats and wildlife, including deer, javelina, wading birds, possibly bobcat and raccoon. Routes:
Bike racks are available at the Heron Flats Trailhead and Observation Tower.
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The Matagorda Island Unit of the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge is part of long chain of barrier islands that extend down the Texas coastline. This rugged landscape is host or home to many amazing wildlife species, including whooping cranes, Kemp's Ridley sea turtles, reddish egrets, alligators and coyotes.