Lake Creek Nature Preserve is currently our favorite hike in Montgomery county. Located down a dirt road just south of the Woodforest Parkway South Entrance, this trail is just the right length for little legs (1-1.5 miles).
Boardwalks, stepping stones, lookout decks, palmetto groves, marshes, pine forests, and wiggly squiggly suess-esque trees are all things you'll find as you meander the trails of this 530+ acre nature preserve.
We recommend taking the orange trail in and the blue trail out to avoid confusion at the orange loop turn off which adds .2 miles to the trek. The signage is a bit tricky coming the other way.
This is a Bayou Land Conservancy managed preserve.
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