“Approximately 10 miles of the Caprock Canyons Trailway, the Kent Creek Trail runs from Turkey Depot to Quitaque Depot.”
— Connad Higgins
Day use permits and updated Trailway information can be obtained from Caprock Canyons State Park and Trailway Headquarters, three miles South of Quitague, TX, on FM 1065. Phone: 1(806)-455-1492.
Rattlesnakes are common. Always watch where you put your hands and feet.
The trail is wide and well maintained in most areas, but water may be a concern so be sure to plan ahead when considering a trail run, especially in the warmer months.
The Kent Creek Trail can be accessed from Turkey Depot or Quitaque Depot. A parking area is available at either end of the trail. A backcountry campsite area is available at Mullen's Rise, approximately halfway between Turkey Depot and Quitaque Depot. Water is available in Turkey Depot and Quitaque Depot, but availability at trailheads and on trail is unreliable so runners and backpackers should plan ahead regarding water needs and pack plenty of water. The trail is open in some areas so wind and sun exposure can be concerns.