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Island University Hike and Bike Trail Re-Opens Just in Time for Fall Semester

August 26, 2015

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Hike and Bike Trail, an outdoor trail on the campus at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, is now open after a three-week closure for maintenance and repairs. Repairs on potholes and asphalt began on August 10 and continued through August 25. The one-mile-long trail begins near Miramar University Housing and ends near the Carlos Truan Natural Resources Center, and boasts beautiful views of the Oso Bay. The trail is open to the public, as well as to the campus community.

“The trail is an opportunity for anyone to exercise outside and experience the beauty of Ward Island and Oso Bay,” said Danny Feitel, Assistant Director of Recreational Sports at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. “Our state-of-the-art gym itself is beautiful, but so is nature. Many students use the trail on a regular basis.”

The trail is open 24 hours a day, and lit from dusk until dawn. It’s not uncommon to see wildlife, including birds and other animals, along the trail. Trail users are asked not to disturb the wildlife. Dogs are allowed on the trail, as long as they remain with their owners on a leash.

Trail maps are available in the Dugan Wellness Center, or go to recsports.tamucc.edu for a digital map.