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trail running

wild flowers



A Convergence of Ecosystems Life of all types abounds in the Big Thicket. This national preserve protects the incredible diversity of life found where multiple habitats converge in southeast Texas. Hiking trails and waterways meander through nine different ecosystems, from longleaf pine forests to cypress-lined bayous. It is a place of discovery, a place to wander and explore, a place to marvel at the richness of nature.

29 days ago

this trail is great. I can not count the times I have hiked it and camped on the creek. Not recommended in summer as ticks and chiggers are rampant. fall, winter, and spring are great. Great day hike. seen hogs, snakes, deer, ect....

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!

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4 months ago

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

4 months ago

Wear bug spray as there are an insane amount of mosquitos. Unfortunately bug spray won't do a great job of keeping the deer flies away from your ankles and calves. Expect plenty of deer fly bites.

5 months ago

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

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

Great hike, especially starting early in the day.

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.

It's one of my favorite hiking days and the first good long hike! Odd that I hadn't saved it here.
We parked one vehicle at Kirby TH and hiked from the Turkey Creek TH. We did walk up on some wild hogs this day!