After a very wet couple of days, my Sweets and I decided to strap on the rubber boots and walk the trails at Bringle Lake. There is a bike group in the area that has put a lot of time and effort into creating the trails, adding bridges, and marking paths. We took a 2.5 mile hike in to the spillway as the lake was up pretty high and we were expecting a lot of, well, “spillage”. The trail winds through the woods and near the lake around trees and over creeks. There are some inclines but I wouldn’t say a notice like myself couldn’t handle it on a bike. There were some muddy areas due to the monsoons we’ve just entured but I’m sure those will dry up by summer. We rarely run into anyone on the path but we did see a friendly biker who was toting in tools this weekend. I can only assume he was going to work on the trail. We are looking forward to returning with the bikes in a month or so and riding in with a picnic lunch up by the spillway. There’s are large open area up at the north end of the lake near the spillway that will make for a great picnic spot. And if the ride in wears you out there is the old trail that they have leveled into a road that is a much shorter trip back. We entered the trail head from the park at the south end of the lake near the Texas A&M extension campus. You will see the markings for the trail off to the right as you walk into the park We really enjoyed it, even on a rainy day! And if you are hungry for some grub after a long ride in the woods, I’d highly suggest the spicy chicken sandwich at the Ironwood Grill on Galleria off of Richmond or an awesome burger and microbrew at Pecan Point Brewing Company in downtown Texarkana. By far two of my favorite places to eat in Texarkana!