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Nice Nature Trail

Trail Sign
Trail Sign
This is the sign for the Kirby Nature Trail.
User: Lone_Star - 4/22/2013

Location: Big Thicket - Kirby Nature Trail

Rating:
Difficulty:  Solitude:
Miles Hiked: 2.40 Miles  Elapsed Time: 1 hour

Comments:

The Kirby Nature Trail is a nice place to hike and learn.  It is close to the Visitors Center off Hwy 287 and a popular place for elementary school field trips.  This is a great first stop if visiting the Big Thicket for the first time.

The Nature Trail features a shorter Inner Loop and a longer Outer Loop.  There are no distance markers along the trail so I don't know the distance of the Inner Loop, but the Outer Loop is longer (2.4 miles).  The Nature trail has a lot of educational placards to help you learn about trees and the ecosystem of the area.  The previous reviewer stated the trail signs needed to be more obvious, but I found them adequate.  What I did not have was an enlarged trail map, however.  I'm not sure one exists.  I only had the brochure map which shows the entire Big Thicket National Preserve.  On that large scale map, the Kirby Nature Trail is hard to discern, making it difficult to navigate.

What I found most impressive were the Bald Cypress trees down in the Slough.  They are nice specimens.  Take your camera.



Log Photos:
Trail Sign
Trail Sign
View Of The Trail
View Of The Trail
Bald Cypress Trees
Bald Cypress Trees
Knees
Knees
Another View Of The Trail
Another View Of The Trail

Area around Big Thicket - Kirby Nature Trail

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