[ Log In ] or [ Register ]

Wildlife, Island & Shelter Trails

Wildlife Trailhead
Wildlife Trailhead
This is where the Wildlife Trail starts.
User: Lone_Star - 6/4/2013

Location: Martin Dies, Jr. State Park

Rating:
Difficulty:  Solitude:
Miles Hiked: 2.70 Miles  Elapsed Time: 56 minutes

Comments:

Martin Dies, Jr State Park is an unusual park in that it has two sections (Hen House Ridge Unit and Walnut Ridge Unit) that are separated by Hwy 190.

Since I have separate track files for each section, I will log them separately.  This log covers the trails in the Walnut Ridge Unit (i.e., the Wildlife Trail, the Island Trail and the Shelter Trail).  For the rest of the Martin Dies, Jr. State Park trails, you can read my other log of the Walnut Ridge section here.

I started my hike on the Wildlife Trail.  Unfortunately, the only wildlife I encountered were flies, gnats and mosquitos.  Lots of them.  I recommend you liberally apply DEET on your clothes and skin before you hit the trail.  I did not and ended up dodging and swatting the whole way.

The Island Trail was nicer.  There are a couple of long wooden foot bridges that give you a spectacular view of the B.A. Steinhagen Reservoir and the many birds that live and feed there.

The Shelter Trail is a short cut off that leads to the Shelter Area.  'Nuff said.



Log Photos:
Wildlife Trailhead
Wildlife Trailhead
B.A. Steinhagen Reservoir
B.A. Steinhagen Reservoir
View From The Trail
View From The Trail
Good Signage
Good Signage

Area around Martin Dies, Jr. State Park

Loading...
Topo maps provided by MyTopo.com (purchase)

Recommended Item

Recommended Item Official Guide to Texas State Parks (Learn About Texas)
Laurence Parent
List Price: $21.95 Our price: $9.66 Buy Now

"This book will be in great demand by travelers, park visitors, and aficionados of Texas landscapes."