Beautiful park on the swamp

boardwalk over the swamp
User: plectrudis - 10/28/2017

Location: Martin Dies, Jr. State Park

Difficulty:  Solitude:
Miles Hiked: 5.00 Miles  Elapsed Time: N/A


Hiked the Wildlife Trail and pootled around the Wlnut Slough area of the northern part of the park.

The trail was mostly level, with a couple of nice bridges/boardwalks over the lake.  There were a few roots but it was generally pretty easy footing.  The bright, brisk October weather was gorgeous, most of the trail was shaded, and we saw lots of neat plants, from wild southern Magnolias to American beeches and black walnuts.

Will definitely return to do more hiking.  There are also extensive paddling trails, so would love to come back with a kayak.

Log Photos
boardwalk over the swamp
Baldcypress swamp
Magnolia, hickory, maple, and pine
Area around Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
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