National Wildlife Refuge System

ATTWATER PRAIRIE CHICKEN
NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

P.O. Box 519
Eagle Lake, TX, 77434
Phone: 979-234-3021
E-mail: John_Magera@fws.gov

HORSESHOE TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 0.87 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Cross Slope: 4.5
    • Cross slope is the grade that is perpendicular to the direction of the trail. Cross slope information is most useful to wheelchair users. Wheelchairs are very difficult to drive or maneuver on steep cross slopes. A cross slope of less than 3% provides maximum accessibility.
  • Surface: Gravel to observation blind, then mowed

Special Features

  • Occasional river otters, kingfishers, gallinules
  • Observation blind
  • Excellent view of thousands of acres of native prairie
  • Resting bench at halfway point


PIPIT TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 1.69 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Cross Slope: 2.3
    • Cross slope is the grade that is perpendicular to the direction of the trail. Cross slope information is most useful to wheelchair users. Wheelchairs are very difficult to drive or maneuver on steep cross slopes. A cross slope of less than 3% provides maximum accessibility.
  • Surface: Mowed

Special Features

  • Elusive Sprague's pipit sightings
  • Little bluestem prairie
  • Sense of historic landscape



SYCAMORE TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 1.28 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Cross Slope: 4.5
    • Cross slope is the grade that is perpendicular to the direction of the trail. Cross slope information is most useful to wheelchair users. Wheelchairs are very difficult to drive or maneuver on steep cross slopes. A cross slope of less than 3% provides maximum accessibility.
  • Surface: Mowed

Special Features

  • Alongside Coushatta Creek and native prairie
  • Spring wildflowers and winter sparrows
  • Occasional alligator or river otter
  • Springtime migrant warblers, flycatchers and hawks
  • Resting benches at .4 and .7 miles


Attwater Prairie Chicken
National Wildlife Refuge

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Last updated: October 28, 2010