Big Creek Scenic Recreation Area Big Creek Loops

Shepherd, Texas 77371

Big Creek Scenic Recreation Area Big Creek Loops

Big Creek Scenic Recreation Area: Big Creek Loops Professional Review and Guide

"The Big Creek Loops consist of four short loops just inside the Big Creek Scenic Recreation Area. This is the only hike on the Lone Star Hiking Trail that is part of the recreation area."

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"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."

"For a chance to see many of the typical birds of the eastern Texas Piney Woods/Big Thicket region, you could hardly do better than to take a short (or longer) hike along the trails at this beautiful spot located just a few minutes off U.S. Highway 59.

A specially designated area within the Sam Houston National Forest, Big Creek encompasses 1,460 acres of meandering creeks, lush pine-hardwood forest, and varied flora and fauna."

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11/13/2009
This is a beautiful spot, with a few back trails. Iif you want a short hike or a long hike this is the spot. It is a wilderness area, so this hasn't been presribe burned. Great area to hike in!
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5/16/2006
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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Trail Information

Shepherd
Nearby City
2.7
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
2.5 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
Sam Houston National Forest
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USGS: Camilla
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