Ratcliff Lake Trail

MITTELSCHWER 18 Bewertungen

Ratcliff Lake Trail ist ein 2.8 Meilen langer, wenig besuchter Rundweg in der Nähe von Kennard, Texas. Er führt entlang eines Sees, durch schönen Wald und es gibt schöne Wildblumen und oftmals Wildtiere zu sehen. Aufgrund der Steigung und Distanz ist die Strecke als moderat einzustufen. Hier kann hervorragend gewandert, spaziert, gejoggt und gezeltet werden. Hunde sind erlaubt, müssen allerdings an der Leine gehalten werden.

Entfernung: 2.8 miles Höhenunterschied: 137 feet Routentyp: Rundweg

angeleinte Hunde

Camping

Wandern

Spazieren

Vogelbeobachtung

Laufen

Wald

See

Aussicht

Wildblumen

Wildtiere

wandern
3 months ago

Easy hike!

9 months ago

Well marked. Many large pines cut down looks like they may have been possible diseased or dead.

Sun Sep 02 2018

We loved this forest. It's beautiful, camp sites within feet of the lake. Campsites are about 12x12 (cant remember exactly) each comes with a fire pit and picnic table. Restrooms a 3 minute walk away. We didnt use a tent, just tossed some blankets down and camped under the forest canopy. There was some highway traffic noise but its not like the park can control where the highway is. The highway noise was just passing cars, not blaring horns and screaming. lol and nothing even remotely close to sounding like jet airplanes. Just regular highway traffic which in today's modern world is pretty difficult to avoid. Anyway. Deer, squirrels, egrets...they were plentiful. We went in November and pretty much had it to ourselves. During the summer months you can rent canoes and get snacks at the concession stand. There is a covered pavilion as well. Nearby the park is a town, Ratliff I think, that has a grocery store and gas station to get supplies if needed. Very camper friendly area.

gehen
Sat Jul 07 2018

Its a bit warm in July but you also see no-one on the trails and there is a nice breeze. The trails are maintained so its an easy walk.

Camping
Wed Mar 18 2015

We stayed at Group Site B on the Loblolly Loop for a few nights with several other families. The campsite itself was great. The loop was quiet and just the right size for kids to safely ride bikes with minimal supervision. The lake comes directly up to the campsite which made for great turtle looking and "fishing." If we had brought the canoe, it would have been perfect for excursions. The hiking trail was lovely, but the map we found on the forest service website was out of date so left us feeling uncertain on our hike. Everything was wonderful EXCEPT the traffic noise from Highway 7 was completely unreasonable. The kids didn't seem to notice much, but the adults had trouble sleeping. I tried lying out in the hammock to watch the stars and the traffic noise was too distracting to relax! The acoustics of the park and lake seem to amplify the sounds, especially of big rigs but even regular cars, and the sound sustains for an outrageous amount of time as the traffic travels past a quite long stretch of road. I timed it and it sounded like jet airplanes taking off for a sustained 75 seconds. That doesn't sound like that would be too bad, but it really was. Highway 7 doesn't seem like it should be such a busy road, but it certainly is. All night and all day. In the daytime, the noise is more constant, so unpleasant but you can tune it out. At night, there often seemed to be 45 seconds or so between vehicles so it was even more aggravating. It was great to get out into a beautiful area and let the kids have so much unstructured play, but I really wish we had known about the traffic. We would have definitely gone elsewhere. Perhaps the Lakeside loop might be a little more quiet, but I am not sure. When we walked the road through that part of the park, it seemed a little better, but on the water it might have been louder. It's very disappointing that such a lovely place is ruined by the proximity of such a ridiculously loud road. Very sad.

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10 months ago

aufgezeichnet cute!

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