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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!

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

Make sure to call ahead. All of the trails were still closed from Harvey. when I went last week.

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

Wish we could have seen it. It’s completely shut down and we couldn’t find a way to even park and walk to the trail unfortunately.

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.

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:)

trail running
9 months ago

trail running
10 months ago

Half of Hodges Gardens is already inaccessible while they're in the process of closing down completely. It was nice to walk around the other half, but that area is no longer as well maintained as it used to be.

Mostly paved wouldnt exactly call it a trail, but make no mistake this place was beautiful and is more than worth checking out.

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.

Thoroughly enjoyed the village creek trail today. It starts with a great bunch of picnic tables nestled under the forest canopy and meanders along the creek! You can even swim at the end of this trail. Lots of benches skinny the way, and even a covered area close to the end of trail! I'll be back to explore the other trails another time as the rain set in! Nice paths. Clean. Minor wash outs in some areas. Overall a welcoming little hidden treasure of south east Texas!

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

hiking
Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Been on these trails twice now...they were control burning one area so couldn't get to the trail I really wanted to that I haven't been on yet when my wife and I took my mother-in-law there today. All the trials here are well maintained and pretty easy. You may have to cross water on quite a few of these so be prepared for that. Nice little park that has a little bit of everything.

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
Saturday, September 17, 2016

Flowers are pretty, trails extremely overgrown. The park ranger we talked to was a first class A-hole. There were some locals here wearing rotary club vests, doing some kind of high school running event that were very rude as well. Maybe it's just the area.

trail running
Monday, September 05, 2016

Great trail for a short hike or run. Pretty view and well maintained.

Saturday, September 03, 2016

Easy hike, enjoyable!! :)

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