Big Thicket - Turkey Creek Trail Photos

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View Of The Trail
There are numerous boardwalks to help you walk over the low-lying wet areas. (Photo by Lone_Star)
Nice Rest Areas
There are some nice rest benches along Turkey Creek. (Photo by Lone_Star)
Nice Shaded Areas
Many parts of the trail provide a lot of shade. (Photo by Lone_Star)
May Apples
These little umbrella plants are called may apples. Very cool little plant! (Photo by Lone_Star)
Knees
These strange looking growth formations coming up out of the water are the "knees" of the bald cypress trees. (Photo by Lone_Star)
Sandhill Loop
The trail was well-maintained and, like the Kirby Nature Trail, had some educational placards along the trail. (Photo by Lone_Star)
Good Signage In The Sandhill Loop Area
These signs provided a small map and directions. (Photo by Lone_Star)
Fallen Trees
There were several fallen trees blocking the trail as well as a few widowmakers. (Photo by Lone_Star)
Trailhead
This is the trailhead off Gore Store Road. (Photo by Lone_Star)
Trail Sign
This is the sign off Gore Store Road. (Photo by Lone_Star)
Caterpillars
These are not processionary caterpillars, but they had a nice little procession going... kind of like a group hike! :) (Photo by Lone_Star)
Lizard
Notice how this species of lizard has evolved to exactly match the color of the surrounding foliage in the background. Amazing! (Photo by Lone_Star)
Nice Shaded Areas
In several parts of the trail, the foliage forms "tunnels" that provide shade. (Photo by Lone_Star)
Nice Rest Spots
There are some nice places to rest along Turkey Creek. (Photo by Lone_Star)
Another View Of The Trail
There are boardwalks to help you walk over the low-lying wet areas. (Photo by Lone_Star)
Bald Cypress Trees
There are numerous bald cypress trees along the creek. (Photo by Lone_Star)
Sporadic Mile Markers
Some mile markers are present, others are missing. (Photo by Lone_Star)
Turkey Creek
The trail takes you along Turkey Creek. You can use it as a water source if you have the proper filtration equipment and supplies. (Photo by Lone_Star)
Fungus Among Us
There were some massive fungi on this log. I placed my cell phone on the log for scale. (Photo by Lone_Star)
View Of The Trail
The trail is wide and generally easy to follow. (Photo by Lone_Star)
Trailhead
This is the northern trailhead off Hwy 1943. (Photo by Lone_Star)
Trail Sign
This is the sign off Hwy 1943. (Photo by Lone_Star)
bald cypress
Taken between the 2 and 3 mile post (Photo by ee_achee)
pitcher plant
closeup (2) (Photo by ee_achee)
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