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by Laurence Parent (Falcon Guides)
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I did a loop hike through the southern and central portion of the Little Lake Creek Wilderness on the Lone Star Hiking Trail. Little Lake Creek was relatively high, resulting in some wet feet on the crossing. There were numerous deadfalls, which required some brush whacking to go around and pick up the trail again. The southern section of the trail was not heavily traveled and faint in some sections. The central portion of the trail had some newly maintained foot bridges (by the Boy Scouts)across mudflats around Little Lake Creek. There are a number of decent camping sites along the trail.
I think people overrate this trail. While there was some good forest views, you can still see the evidence of bad logging and fires have ruined some stretches. However, for only being a couple hours from Houston it is definitely worth the trip!!!!
For the area of TX this is in, the trail will surprise you. After the first 0.5-1 mile, you begin to feel more like you're in some lost wood. There is a great little creek that is almost always running with crystal clear water. Part of the loop is a preserve that feels enchanted in its own way.
The Little Lake Creek Wilderness Trail is just one small part of the Lone Star Hiking Trail, just west of Anderson, and east of Huntsville. There are numerous creeks, several ponds, plenty of birds and wildlife, and great hiking trails. The Lone Star Hiking Trail Club website has maps of several different loops to hike on the LSHT, including two parts of the Little Creek wilderness trail (Richards Loop - 6.95mi and Sandy Branch Loop - 5.5 mi.) Bring plenty of water, a good filter, or purification tablets. I was pleasantly surprised that the trails were somewhat up and down over the creekbeds, not too flat, as around Houston. It is a great hike, and a chance to get away from the city.
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