Southwest of Ratcliff and Kennard in the Davy Crockett National Forest, the Piney Creek area has a 46 mile network of hiking trails through piney woods. There are 5 color-coded trails which can be combined to form loops.
To reach the hiking trailhead from Ratcliff, head west on SR7 for 3 miles to Kennard. Turn south on SR2781 for 8 miles. Turn right heading northwest on FR514 for 1 mile to the trailhead parking.
Overall, Piney Creek is the 20th most popular hiking trail of all 32 hikes in Texas.