Explore the most popular forest trails in Little Lake Creek Wilderness with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Took this loop 2 days after the area had a heavy storm, BAD IDEA. This was my first solo outing and I found myself trekking through 3-4ft. of water for miles along the lake side of this loop, with fish and turtles jumping in the water around me. I had a very large carp splash not but 2 feet in front of me, good thing my pants were already wet. I still have bad feelings towards the sight of a Palmetto. Luckily the trail is well marked so sticking to it wasn't a problem.

All together, eliminating the high volumes of water, the trail was not bad. Some area's were obviously not as traveled as others so slightly overgrown. I took a bath in bug spray before venturing out so the mosquito's wouldn't bother me, but they definitely made their presence known. So be sure to bring bug spray, a Thermacell, or something on this trail or you may return with a lot less blood.

There are a number of creek crossings that are a little too wide to jump if the water is up. This makes for plenty of places to refill on water but be sure to have waterproof boots or an extra pair of dry socks.

Nice Texas woodland trail. Started at Parking lot #1 about 11am stopped to camp around 5 pm along Little Lake Creek just off the trail. The next morning made the 4 miles or so to Parking lot #6. Moderate only because of some creek crossing otherwise a beautiful easy walk the the pine and oak woods. I saw 8 different group of hikes the 24 hrs I was on the trail . I just needed some easy trail to get my head right for the new year, I plan on finishing the full trail by March

Really nice fitness trail no briars!

A few creek crossings make it a little more than easy. Very easy to follow and elevation change is not bad at all. Took the dog on this one and finished with no problems.

3 stars

Jumped deer right by the trail. saw a bobcat stalking prey 25 yards away on the trail! Be prepared for allot of briars and some downed trees across trail.watch your feet saw a coral snake on the trail.

fun trail, a little overgrown but hopefully I'll be able to do it again soon!

11 months ago

We prefer hills or mountains with changing scenery and terrain, but for this area this was a very nice trail, just enough roots and creek beds to make it more interesting than just a walk.

We got 8.42 miles hiking the North Wilderness Loop from Trailhead 3 to 2 and back via the LSHT.
Very narrow trail! Very "snakey" - I mean I fully expected to see many snakes along the way because of the overgrowth and many fallen trees along it. Thankfully did not see one on this beautiful warm day.
Yesterday we hiked the Richard's Loop and found it currently burn cleared. I hope they clear this one soon. Still, we enjoyed it. There are a few difficult places to cross - especially for a short girl like me, lol. But it's doable when dry to getting dry like today.

3/18 They've done a lot of burning in this aka Richard's Loop per the LSHT map. But that's good! And the contrast in color is striking. New spring flowers and grass is vivid against the ashes and black coal along the 6+ mile hike.
Few places to cross carefully - down embankment to sandy creeks and up the other side. Watch for rains to make these near impassable. And for snakes! A 2ft racer crossed the trail ahead of me!
Looking forward to the next loop as we hit the LSHT 2017!

Thursday, December 22, 2016

I started at 3rd parking lot (mile 8) and hiked all the at back to my car at Huntsville state park. Used Huntsville taxi ,Margie for shuttle. Trail was well marked. Way too boring. Too much sameness. Lakes were pretty. Saw no wildlife and only 3 people in 25 miles. I will not go back.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Part of the LSHT system - Starts at trailhead 1. Quiet single file trail. Lots of trees, roots, and brush. A few dry creeks to cross.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

This trail was a decent trail with not a whole lot to look at. A good place to go camping but this isn't what you are looking for if you love to hike or backpack.

I've been twice now and both times were pretty muddy, so maybe leave the Jimmy Choo's at home. The trail is well marked and follows the maps pretty well. If you're bringing dogs, definitely check them for ticks, they seem a little more active on this trail than others I've been on.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Nice trail to hike, well maintained trail. Part is the lone star trail, trails are all well indicated.
We did the whole loop and it came in at 6.4 miles, will definitely do some more hiking in this part of the sam houston national forest.

Got to the trail head and met the LSHT club. They invited me to join them. It was an awesome hike and met some really nice new friends. The trail is well marked. There were quite a few roots exposed from the heavy spring rains and trail had lots of brush. Rains prevented regular grooming. It was fine for me though. I liked the fact that this trail is only open to foot traffic. Hike early and bring plenty water in August.

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