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Big Creek Professional Review and Guide
"About 65 miles north of Houston. An easy to moderate day hike through the woods along Big Creek. Special Attractions: Lush forest, creek, large magnolias. This hike traverses a particularly scenic stretch of the 140-mile Lone Star Trail. The hike starts at the attractive Double Lake Campground and recreation area. The developed campground makes a good overnight spot before or after your hike.The trail follows the Double Lake Branch of Big Creek all the way downstream to the Big Creek Scenic Area. The route passes through lush woods of mixed pines and hardwoods. Several bridges ease crossings of creeks and ravines. As with all of the Lone Star Trail, the route is marked by aluminum rectangles posted on trees."
--Laurence Parent, Hiking Texas (Falcon Guides).
Comfortable, easily navigable hike through airy, lofty forest. Magnolia grove really impressive, unfortunately we missed the blossoms. Trails well maintained and marked, no rough going. Some uphill grades on return. Hiked trail in early May ... warm but very well shaded and bugs were not too bad. Swim area in lake at recreation area at trailhead ... remember your swimsuit.
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