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Nice Easy Loop, Trail, watch out for orb spiders, bring plenty of bug spray :-)

The Big Thicket Turkey Creek Trail is 15 miles long not 3.4 that the description says. There are multiple entry/exit points along the trail that breaks it up into 3 mile sections.

My favorite section is South of the Pitcher Plant Trail entrance going south to county road 4825. The trail winds and follows the creek for the majority of this section.

Beautiful. Very well maintained. Definitely going back!

While the scenery is awesome, the trail was filled with mosquitos. And we are not just talking a normal amount. We were in the middle of a nat cloud type swarm of them that you could not escape. Mosquitos bites everywhere. No amount of spray controlled the. Lots of mud right now. Be prepared. 7 mile hike was easily completed.

Short and easy trail to take small children on, especially when the wild flowers are in bloom.

I absolutely love this trail! Easy hike for any skill level, with beautiful scenery.

hiking
6 months ago

I give this a high mark for cleanliness and just overall beauty. No challenge here, just a pretty walk and some great flora and fauna. The park in general is very peaceful and just an awesome place.

hiking
6 months ago

Great trail even though it’s short but what it lacks in length it makes up for in scenery. It’s easy to hike just be careful of the tree roots.

Easy hike/walk. Trails were not clearly marked and this app did not show all the trails the park map did.

backpacking
7 months ago

fun trail. have done it 3x. lightly to moderately trafficed. further you go less people you see.

hiking
7 months ago

We like coming here because it’s only 15min from the house. Good for the whole family.

hiking
7 months ago

One of our favorite places to go that is close to home. Beautiful lake views. Nice wide trails. Kid friendly and dog on leash. Park is always clean and quiet when we go

8 months ago

very cool trail... there was a downed tree right in the middle of the hike.. going through it was worth the hike... there are fallen trees all over and the bridges were very bad... I will definitely come back for the adventure

Hiked the length of the trail today. It was very peaceful, didn't see another person out there all day. For a solitude I give it 5 stars; you might as well be in your own world out there. For maintenance though, I would give it 3 stars, as someone stated earlier, the trailhead is nicely maintained, but the trails not so much. This really doesn't bother me too much just shows how little the trail there is utilized. The thing that did bother me though was the complete lack of signage. With no blazes or markers of any type, at times the trail can be confusing. The map that is provided is for the horse trail out there and does not even show the actual hiker path. I finished up on the trail early and stopped by the big thicket visitors center to ask about the lack of signage, thinking maybe much of it was lost due to flooding from Harvey. When I asked about It, the ranger on duty sheepishly told me that there really had never been any and that this trail is the least of the maintained in the big thicket system. He did say it was on the to do list of the park though...
All in all though, it is a great hike that takes you through some beautiful landscape and provides plenty of solitude and a chance to recharge the batteries after a crazy hetic week. I will definitely be back...

good place:)

hiking
9 months ago

The trail is very easy to follow.Make sure you were insect repellant.

hiking
9 months ago

The trail is very easy to follow. Wear good insect repellant.

trail running
9 months ago

trail running
10 months ago

hiking
Sunday, August 06, 2017

Very impressed with my first TX state park. Easy trail with some cool bridges and waterfront trails most of the way.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Mosquitos and deer flies and a lot of mud. Be careful not to go anywhere from 2 weeks after a rain.

if you just want a nice walk it's great but nothing to see.

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Wonderful short hike .... lots of flowering pitcher plants.

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Great hike, especially starting early in the day.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

This is a great trail for small walks. It is named after the sundews which are small carnivorous plants. This trail also has quite a few pitcher plants which are also carnivorous.

hiking
Thursday, March 16, 2017

Not much change in landscape. Good for a long hike

trail running
Monday, January 30, 2017

Was a very good trail that I ran and was recommended from the park employee at the park store. The trail at the time of fall/winter/ before spring, alot of brown and trees without leaves. I bet during spring and summer it's gorgeous! Was also able to get a National parks passport while at the park store and was taught how it is used. Pretty excited and ready to use it!

walking
Friday, January 20, 2017

Perfectly pleasant nature walk.

hiking
Wednesday, November 23, 2016

This is a gem in the forest. Very well marked, with maps at the trailhead. The cypress trees are impressive, especially when you reach the cypress grove. We saw only one other group. Restrooms at the trailhead are very clean.

hiking
Monday, September 19, 2016

First off most reviews don't show the main trail at this park, the main trail is a straight trail that connects between the loop trail and the oak flat loop near the entrance. The trails easy to hike expect muddy shoes if it's rained recently and the mosquitos are very bad in summer time.

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