Lake Somerville Trailway

Lake Somerville State Park - Nails Creek Unit, Texas

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Lake Somerville Trailway is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Lee County, Texas. It is within Lake Somerville State Park - Nails Creek Unit. It is two miles long and begins at 264 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 443 feet. The 4, 2/3, and 1 caravan sites are near the trailhead. There is also parking. The 9/10, 7/8, and 5/6 caravan sites can be seen along the trail.
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Lake Somerville Trailway is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Lee County, Texas. It is within Lake Somerville State Park - Nails Creek Unit. It is two miles long and begins at 264 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 443 feet. The 4, 2/3, and 1 caravan sites are near the trailhead. There is also parking. The 9/10, 7/8, and 5/6 caravan sites can be seen along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Cutoff Trail.
Activity Type: Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Road Biking, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Lake Somerville State Park - Nails Creek Unit
Distance: 2.0
Elevation Gain: 443 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 264 feet
Top Elevation: 303 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Driving Directions: Directions to Lake Somerville Trailway
Parks: Lake Somerville State Park - Nails Creek Unit
Elevation Min/Max: 240/303 ft
Elevation Start/End: 264/264 ft

Lake Somerville Trailway Professional Reviews and Guides

"About 20 miles NE of Giddings. An easy day hike through the back country of Lake Somerville State Park. Special Attractions: Spring wildflowers. Permit required for camping."

"The Lake Somerville Trailway system connects the park’s Birch Creek Unit on the north shore of the lake with the Nails Creek Unit on its south shore, on gently rolling terrain.

It passes through dense stands of yaupon and post oak, hickory, blackjack oak, and water oak, by scenic overlooks, and over flowing streams. Impressive displays of spring wildflowers can be found along the way."

Recent Trail Reviews

3/29/2002
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This short trail is a loop on the Somerville Trail. The whole actual trail joins two state parks (Nails Creek and Birch Creek) and goes for 13 miles. I hiked the whole thing on Good Friday in perfect overcast weather. The walk along the Flag Pond was amazing with thousands of water birds nesting. Then I came to Newman Bottoms portion of the trail to find fishermen catching limits of bass up the Yegua Creek in spawn. I pushed on through one small boring section between the two state parks. Then arrived to see the view of Lake Somerville at Birch Creek Park. It was a great hike. I was the sole hiker that day, but there were a couple of bikers. The trail is designated for hiking, biking, and horseback riding. It is 26 miles round trip, but if you want to camp overnight there are primitive sites. There are also six shelters and several latrines along the way. I was lucky to have my husband pick me up at the end of the trail and drive me back to my car, so I only did the 13 miles. It was a hike to remember!



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