Hiking Project Logo

greenBlue Turkey Creek Trail

  4.4 ( 14 ) Favorite

Trail

2.8 mile 4.6 kilometer loop
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 167' 51 m
Descent: -168' -51 m
High: 668' 204 m
Low: 531' 162 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 12% (7°)

Dogs

Off-leash
Driving directions Take a virtual tour
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

Trail shared by Eric Ashley

A scenic lollipop hike with an off-leash policy.

Eric Ashley

Features River/Creek · Views

Overview

The Turkey Creek Trail offers visitors a great hike past a fern wall and viewpoint. This hike makes for a short, fun outing, especially in the heat of summer. Bring your pooch if you have one, as it will love to cool off in the creek on a hot summer day.

Need to Know

If you decide to bring your dog, make sure to carry poop bags. There are no trash cans beyond the first quarter mile, so it won't hurt to have Fido get to business at the start.

Description

There are plenty of branching trails in the area, so you may want to use the Hiking Project mobile app to help stay on track.

At the trailhead, you'll see a sign encouraging hikers to pick up a rock to help line the trail. From there, the trail starts out relatively flat as it follows the river's edge to a pocked wall layered in ferns.

After passing a scenic overlook, the trail picks up a touch of elevation. On the way back down, the trail requires sure footing, and you may want trekking poles or a good stick to help.

Hiked this trail?

We need help with the following missing trail information:

Flora & Fauna, History & Background

Is something wrong? Let us know. Have photos to share? Help fellow hikers know what's here.

Contacts

Rate This Featured Hike

Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Hike

Check In

Check-Ins

May 22, 2019
Brian Booth
Beautiful trail
May 17, 2019
Kandice Klumb
Mar 18, 2019
Laura-Ann Harness
Mar 11, 2019
Shawn Mauser
Feb 24, 2019
Jazmyn Griffin
Jan 27, 2019
Laura Levisay
Dec 23, 2018
Matt Lynch
Dec 20, 2017
Melissa Horning
2.8mi

Trail Ratings

  4.4 from 14 votes

#1147

Overall
  4.4 from 14 votes
5 Star
36%
4 Star
64%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Featured Hike Rankings

#15

in Texas

#1,147

Overall
73 Views Last Month
1,362 Since Nov 2, 2016
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate

0%
67%
25%
8%
0%
0%

0 Comments

Hiking Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Hiking