Southeast of Dallas and north of Ratcliff in the Davy Crockett National Forest, the Four C Hiking Trail is a 20 mile route beginning at at Ratcliff Lake Recreation Area and ending at the Neches Bluff Overlook. A portion of the trail traverses the Big Slough Wilderness Area. The trail passes along or close to man-made ponds that may have catchable fish and continues to the scenic overlook at Neches Bluff, offering a panoramic view of pine-hardwood forests above the Neches River bottomland. The Walnut Creek Campsite is located on a small ridgetop near Walnut Creek about midway on the trail.
To reach the Ratcliff Lake trailhead from Lufkin, tTake Hwy. 103 west for 16 miles where it merges with Hwy. 7. Continue west for 12 miles and turn right at entrance to the recreation area.
Overall, Four C Hiking Trail is the 12th most popular hiking trail of all 32 hikes in Texas.