Hiking The Lake Somerville State Park

The 16th most popular hiking trail in Texas.

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Between Houston and Austin, Lake Somerville State Park consists of two sections. The Birch Creek area has 19 miles of hiking trails and the Nails Creek area has 13 miles. The 21 mile Main Trail connects both districts by following the western shores of Lake Sommerville and Flag Pond.

To reach the hiking trailhead from Houston, follow US290 toward Austin. At Burton, turn left heading northwest on SR2780 for 10 miles. Turn right heading northeast on SR180 for 1 mile to the Nails Creek trailhead parking area.

Overall, Lake Somerville State Park is the 16th most popular hiking trail of all 32 hikes in Texas. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Lake Somerville State Park including Lone Star Trail, Brazos Bend State Park, Lake Bryan Park, Double Lake Trail, Trail Between The Lakes and Huntsville State ParkLake Houston State Park.

Lake Somerville State Park Hiking Map



Local Contact(s):  LSSP (979) 289-2392; Texas Tourism (800) 888- 8TEX.

Recommended Book:  "100 Classic Hikes In Texas" from Dan Klepper

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Reference Source:  click here http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/

GPS:  30.287, -96.663

Date Published:  12/30/2015

Date Updated:  7/30/2016

ID:  12906

Lake Somerville State Park Hiking Map


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