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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.

hiking
5 months ago

First, Alex at the Visitor’s Center couldn’t have been more knowledgeable/helpful. Nice trail but much of it is still closed. Able to hike about 4 miles round trip. At about the 1.75 mile mark the mosquitoes literally hung in the air like a cloud. Just be prepared to douse yourself in repellant! (Nice surprise finding repellant in the sign in/registration box btw).

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

good trail easy enough to take my two boys on

hiking
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

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.

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

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

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.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

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!

walking
Friday, January 20, 2017

Perfectly pleasant nature walk.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

This trail is beautiful absolutely love. It's enclosed in the woods trees, squirrels, and all kinds of little critter. I'd recommend camping out if you can there's plenty of exploring to be had.

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!! :)

hiking
Wednesday, March 09, 2016

I enjoyed this hike. It was a lovely hike through the woods and after a mile or two in, you start to walk along the creek. I didn't realize there were two sections of this until I pulled out to leave. Not sure which section I did. Both just said Turkey Creek Trail. Would like to go back and do the other section.

walking
Sunday, January 31, 2016

My husband and I walked the trail yesterday and it was nice! Saw a lot of pitcher plants toward the end of our hike.

hiking
Monday, October 12, 2015

I took the top-most portion of this trail for a medium-length day hike down to the Pitcher Plant Trail loop about 2.9 miles down from the trailhead. The walk was lovely and interesting, with more open, grassy stretches in the beginning and wooded walkways of over-arching canopies along the way. A few small dried-up creek passages would be picturesque in higher water seasons.

Some of the wooded clearings just before the trail follows the dirt road make the trail tricky to follow. The pitcher plants are a unique, delightful find if you take that short detour (I recommend it!). The weather was great in early October and the bugs cooperated for the most part. Will come back to do the whole trail, perhaps starting at the alternate trailhead for the connected Pitcher Plant Trail or to backpack/camp the whole enchilada.

hiking
Thursday, November 27, 2014

I chose this trail because it is Thanksgiving Day. What a beautiful trail with the walking bridges and large trees and trees that may canopies. Plenty of bird life and fun to watch. As I brought my walking buddy, Hunter, he had plenty of water to drink from the mini creeks. About 2 miles in, I saw an opening and it ended up being the perfect place for my snack or picnic, if you choose. It was right on the water, obviously this was Turkey Creek. Its width is about 30 or so feet across with slow moving water. The water was fairly clear, and this ran parallel along the trail for a little bit. I only rate this a 4 as the ending was not really an ending. I came to a dirt road, and saw a sign with the word "trail," and an arrow, but I just ended up walking down a dirt road, to another dirt road and no way was it heading back to my car. I backtracked the original trail and ended up walking about 7 miles. No big deal as there wasn't any elevation and the hard pack ground made navigation easy. I recommend this for an individual, families and bike riders with mountain or hybrid tires. I will walk this one again, only next time, I will find out where it truly ends first.

walking
Wednesday, May 22, 2013

A nice little walk with the girls. Beautiful pitcher plants.

hiking
Thursday, February 21, 2013

When we went on a one-night backpacking hike, we saw literally no one at all until the last 100 feet. You couldn't have asked for a more pleasant hike--the caveat being that this occurred in February. I hear it's scorching in the summer. Even though you're hiking alongside a creek, you can't filter water from it since it is chemically contaminated, which means you have to bring a lot of water with you. That, however, was the only inconvenience of the trail. We loved being able to pick our own campsite anywhere off the path, and we enjoyed all of the cute benches and bridges over the swampy land and under the trees.

Overall, great, fun hike. Not buggy at all in February, lots of wildlife to see, and not many people in your way!

hiking
Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Nice scenic trail...enjoy the different ppl I've gotten to meet while on it.

hiking
Friday, July 20, 2012

Has both an inner loop (0.4 miles) and outer loop (1 mile).
Nice easy walk.

hiking
Friday, July 20, 2012

Nice point to point trail. Can make it as long 18 miles out and back or shorter as there are several starting points. I really enjoyed the Sandhill Loop off of this trail.

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