Nails Creek Loop is a 1.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Somerville, Texas that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.1 miles Elevation Gain: 36 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly




5 months ago

This trail offers a nice little leg stretcher from the park campground, as well as accessing the shore of Lake Somerville. The trail is flat and easy to follow, though not very groomed. Passing through mixed meadows and woodlands of post oak, cedar elm and ashe-juniper with dense yaupon brush, evidence of Hurricane Harvey damage is visible closer to the lake shoreline with flood debris and dead standing trees killed by prolonged high water. On a cool Saturday afternoon in late March, I didn't pass a single person on this trail. While the views along the trail are not very noteworthy, it is very peaceful and quiet. About midway on the loop you reach the Lake Somerville Reservoir, egrets, ducks and cormorants are in abundance, with a decent showing of scattered bluebonnets, milkweed and other wildflowers.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Hot and muggy. Little to no shade in some areas. Great for riding a horse or getting from camp to the water. For anything else...not so much.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Saturday, October 20, 2012

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