Peach Creek and Caney Trails

Peach Creek
This is a view of the creek as seen from the bridge spanning it.
User: Lone_Star - 2/9/2008

Location: Lake Houston Wilderness Park

Rating: 4stars
Difficulty: 2stars  Solitude: 2stars
Miles Hiked: 5.00 Miles  Elapsed Time: 2 hours


The first thing I want to say is finding this park is not very easy.  It was not programmed into my car's navigation system and although I had a map I downloaded online, I found the signage into the park not very good.  I think the park could do a better job making a more prominent sign pointing the entrance into the park.

Second, this park is now owned by the city, not the State, so they don't honor State Park memberships any more.

There are a lot of short nature trails near the facilities area, which is ideal for kids and people who want to explore nature without going really far or deep into the woods.

I did a short hike through this park because I did not have a lot of time.  I crossed a massive walk bridge over Peach Creek and took the Peach Creek trail to the Caney Trail as it heads south along Peach Creek.  I found the trails to be extremely well marked with paint dots on the trees.  In fact, the dots are painted every 25 - 50 yds, making it impossible to get lost.  It's almost overkill, but newbies and the faint of heart will find this comforting.

There are some primitive camping spots at the end of the Caney Trail if you want to "rough it".  If you're looking for some more moderate camping, there are some nice lots in the facilities area.

I went through this park on a late Saturday afternoon and I found there to be a lot of people on the trails.  This is why I have rated the Solitude a '2', but during the week it could be an entirely different story.

One thing I found to be particularly pleasing is that the forest is quite dense in spots so you feel like you are "in" it, rather than just passing through it.  The branches overhead join together, limiting your sky view.  It's very nice.

I will likely go back and hike the other trails on another day.

Log Photos
Peach Creek
Good Signage
View Of The Trail
Area around Lake Houston Wilderness Park
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