Nails Creek Main Trail

Lake Somerville
The trail offers nice views of the lake.
User: Lone_Star - 2/8/2008

Location: Lake Somerville Trailway

Rating: 3stars
Difficulty: 2stars  Solitude: 4stars
Miles Hiked: 13.60 Miles  Elapsed Time: 4 hours, 30 minutes

Comments:

I parked at the Pavilion and took the Main Somerville Trailway (including a small loop via Nails Creek Trail). 

The trail was mostly a wide service road and a bit rocky at times. There were a few rolling hills, but nothing very difficult.

I opted to take the Flag Lake Loop Trail around to where it rejoins the main trail.  There were a lot of ducks and birds on the pond.

I took the Main Trail as it zig zagged to the small bridge at Yegua Creek.  There was a guy fishing there at the creek.  He had caught a fish that was about 10 inches long.

On my way back to Flag Pond, I decided to take the west route, but I got off course here because the map wasn't very accurate in portraying the service roads vs the trail.  As a result, I walked out of the park, past a gas facility and onto some rancher's land before I realized I was off course.  The park could do a better job here by posting better directional signs towards the trail as well as when you are leaving the park boundaries.

Once I got back on the right trail, which incidentally is right along the lake shore, everything went fine.  The trails were in very good condition overall.  I saw a few deer and some wild boars on this hike, but they were scared an quickly ran off to avoid me.

This trail is also frequented by equestrians, although I did not see any on this weekday.



Log Photos
Trail Map
View Of The Trail
Lake Somerville
Flag Pond
Area around Lake Somerville Trailway
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