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I live right next to the park so I go there almost everyday to walk my dogs or just to go to get my nature fix. I love this little piece of paradise. Great trails, beautiful creek. My dogs love it too. They can swim in the creek and run around in the woods. There’s abundant wildlife and spring flowers everywhere. Also a good birding area and It’s terrific for bluebonnet photos!

I’m not actually rating the trail itself—I wasn’t able
to get to it. Every road we could find to it (In Apple Maps AND Google Maps) was blocked by gates.

Love it! My dog loves the trails.

Beautiful, mostly paved trail. If you go all the way to Bob Eden and back it’s about 5 miles.

perfect to take a long walk with the dogs and "get lost".

such an awesome trail! hiked the 8 miles today with a friend and we had a great time. dirt trail mostly trees about half shaded and a little lake views.

Very busy loop. An urban trail at best.

3 days ago

Had a great weekend here with my son (10) camping and hiking. We did the full trail and all the loops twice over the weekend. It is a great trail for young and novice hikers. There are some more technical aspects to the trail in the red section, but isn't terribly challenging in the other parts of the trail system. We had a blast. I had never camped here before. I've been to Isle du Bois more times than I can count, and it has a great DORBA trail system too ... but this was my first time at Johnson Branch.

Our site was in the "Dogwood Canyon" primitive camping area, and the sites there are great. If you are a hammock camper (like me) you will want to avoid most of the waterfront sites in that area for lack of good hanging options. However, the inland sites offer plenty of places to hang your hammock, and are a little more sheltered from the winds that can come in strong off the lake (like we had this weekend).

The total trail system is about 9 miles if you do all the loops, which is substantially smaller than the sister park on the other side of the lake (Isle du Bois) ... but the foot traffic is noticeably less and we only encountered a handful of bikes on the trail. It was a great weekend and we'll definitely be back. The trail is a great one to do some training on for longer backpacking trips and hikes. I was pleasantly surprised to find this little gem right around the corner from where everyone else goes when they try to camp at Lake Ray Roberts.

5 days ago

Great trail to hike with a family and dogs!

Was really nice. First one we’ve done. Pulled in and parking lot was full, so we were worried. But, found space to ourselves. Nice to have option of dirt trails and paved. Spent 2.5 hours there finding plenty to do.

Beautiful scenery. Beaver dam and natural spring. Path was pretty wet which slowed us down a bit.

Great trail a little crowded but expected since is the beginning or Spring Break, take mosquitoe repellent, I am definitely going back to enjoy
Spring creek with my dog

A decent local park with a nice view. I wouldn't fly to it as the main destination, but worth a few moments if near.

Straight forward "hike" with lots of human traffic. Went towards the afternoon and the sunset over the lake was amazing! Lots of dogs on this "trail" so be careful with their byproducts if ya know what I mean. There are bicyclists as well so try not to get run over by them.

All in all, pretty easy and chill "hike".

Attempted to start off of the purple trail, but got to a section that seemed impassible for EASY. Looks like hurricane may have washed part away. You would basically have to climb down into a ditch and climb back out. As someone just starting to hike and being alone, I was not able to make the LEAP into the ditch, nor climb out. I turned around and hiked purple/orange instead.

Great trail.

This trail head was nonexistent.

You can also take the tunnel on the west side that goes under Angel Parkway to more paved walkway that adds another mile or so. It continues all the way back to Malone.

Seester time! This is a concrete sidewalk that is over 5 miles long. We parked at Lions Park off of Howard Road. It is a nice path for hikes, joggers and bikers. There is a creek that runs beside the trail with lots of trees. There is a dog park along the way. It was fun to see the dogs playing.
Granite stones are along the path telling you what mike you are at. The trail takes you right into town so bring cash if you’d like to get a cold drink before turning around. You also see the concrete pillars where the old electronic railroad was. That’s all that’s left. Nice trail a d very easy.

This park is worth the $5 entry fee, plenty of parking areas and staff is courteous. Park attendants drive around the park as well. This park also has the best sunset views on the lake! The snack shop at the park has drinks, ice cream, chips and other snacks. There are Guided Hiking Tours available at the Rockledge Park store. The hiking tour was great! I learned a lot about the local history and wildlife on the tour. This is the number I called to reserve my spot for the tour, 817-454-1058.

Flat and paved, good trail for long runs! Lots of bikes, but all were very courteous!

Brought my two dogs, so much goose poo and mud piles all over the trail. lots of bikes, kept having to get off the path into the grass/mud to let them by. Most never warned me they were coming up and startled my dogs. I wouldn't have minded too badly if they just warned me. Came across a dead dog in the field, and there were no rest spots to stand or sit and let the dogs breathe. It was ok, only will use if it rains again.

love it

trail running
16 days ago

Ran here again yesterday. Very, very pretty. Guys fishing, people walking and jogging. Just a place for a leisurely stroll. This is not for hardcore trail running, it's to get some flat miles in.

Beautiful nearly all year round. numerous trail entry ways so that you can carry your experience each time you are in the trail.

18 days ago

There are several trails at this park. We did the outside loop trails that came to about 2.5 miles. Loved the hills and rocky trails. The river was pretty and nice to walk along at the end of our hike.

19 days ago

Went February and weather was good. The unpaved trail is alright and links up to river, but not moderate trail and really easy. The paved trail is nice and good for beginners. Next time I'm bring my bike to enjoy more.

19 days ago

Good for exercise, but not great on sights or beauty. Underwhelmed.

Easy flat trail, well maintained.

trail running
24 days ago

Lived in Big Spring for a couple months back in 2016. Used this trail for running. Not bad! Watch out for cars as many like to not follow the speed limits posted. Parking is limited. Some great views of Big Spring and beyond!

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