Not a great trail, fun for an overnighter though

jasonhk has not uploaded any photos with this log entry.
User: jasonhk - 1/17/2009

Location: Lake Somerville Trailway

Rating: 3stars
Difficulty: 1star  Solitude: 3stars
Miles Hiked: 8.00 Miles  Elapsed Time: 1 day


Hiked from the Nails Creek Unit about 4 miles in to one of the campsites near (what used to be) the Pond. The pond was completely dried up, not sure if it was seasonal. Never saw much of a lake either. Trail looks more suited to equestrian guests, fairly sandy in some spots. Did meet a few horses on the trail.

Definitely not a great hiking trail, but if you need a place to camp overnight on a less than strenuous trail, this could be the place for you. Few places on the trail had great scenery. Again, could just be because it was January.

Trail was not marked extremely well, easy to find yourself off course. Found a couple structures on the trail, like a lookout and some shelters with maps. The lookout was good sized for a gathering.

Area around Lake Somerville Trailway
Recommended Item
Recommended Item Hiking Texas: A Guide to the State's Greatest Hiking Adventures (State Hiking Guides Series)
Laurence Parent
List Price: $24.95 Your price: $20.87 Buy Now
From the rugged Guadalupe Mountains in the west and the deep canyons of the Red River in the Panhandle to the lakes on the eastern landscape, the Texas backcountry is as spacious and diverse as the Lone Star State itself. This guide contains unforgettable hikes that suit all abilities and interests.