texianof1836's Logbook

Total Log Entries: 2 (Rank: 282nd)  [List Them]  [Map Them]
Total Distance: 7.00 Miles (Rank: 434th)
Average Distance: 3.50 Miles

Average Rating: 3stars (3.17)
Average Difficulty: 1star (1.26)
Average Solitude: 2stars (2.14)

Earliest Log Entry: 9/20/2007
Latest Log Entry: 9/29/2007

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one of the many peaceful spots on the creek

A nice landing by the creek in parr park. A nice place to stop and appreciate the areas lush forests. [Big Bear Creek Trail]
Log Entries
Balcones Park - 9/29/2007  [View Log Page]
Rating: 3stars Difficulty: 2stars Solitude: 5stars
Distance: 2.00 Miles Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

This was a nice easy hike with some interesting features. The creek bed was dry when I went, but I bet this place is pretty nice during wet weather. Didn't see a single person the entire time, which I thought was odd for a saturday. The terrain was nice and rocky, but my favorite features were the tunnels and drainage ditches. I'm weird like that I guess. All in all this was a great stroll through the woods with some interesting man-made additions.

Great glimpse of the cross-timbers
Big Bear Creek Trail - 9/20/2007  [View Log Page]
Rating: 4stars Difficulty: 1star Solitude: 3stars
Distance: 5.00 Miles Duration: 5 minutes

I actually grew up in this neighhborhood and used to explore these woods long before there was a park. I spent a lot of time in Bear creek and Parr park up until I moved away. The "bear creek valley" as I call it. There are some beautiful terrains here, traversed by paved and dirt paths. I recommend taking all of the little offshoot trails that lead towards Bear Creek - you can find some nice spots for some solitude.  One of my favorite spots is the little waterfall in Parr park (not the man-made one in bear creek park). This trail system showcases the natural diversity of the unique ecosystem that used to exist all over DFW. Early Spanish explorers compared the dense forests to those of the Yucatan. This is the best kept secret in Northeast Tarrant county, for sure.