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Thicket Trail Loop

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

0.4 mile 0.7 kilometer point to point
100% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 13' 4 m
Descent: -11' -3 m
High: 437' 133 m
Low: 430' 131 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 4% (2°)

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Trail shared by Alene Passerine

The Thicket Loop Trail winds through the woods, with one leg passing the pond.

Alene Passerine

Features Birding · Lake · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Park is open from dawn to dusk; other park rules posted at the parking area.

Description

Easy sandy track through the trees, with one leg going past the pond. There are educational signs along the trail and it's dappled shade in the trees. You can make the whole loop back to the trailhead, or turn off where you join up with the Pond Trail Loop. Trails and markers are color coded at John F. Burke, and the Thicket Trail Loop is indicated with red.

Flora & Fauna

I've seen dragonflies, damselflies, and crickets, and I've heard cicadas and birds. The river and pond will have turtles and fish, and often egrets and killdeer. North Texas woods commonly host rabbits, snakes, raccoons, possums, foxes, deer, bobcats, and more, so keep a sharp eye out! The educational info onsite tells you more about what you may find!

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Land Manager: City of Farmers Branch

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Entering the Thicket Loop Trail
Jul 4, 2018 near Farmers…, TX
Thicket Loop leg across drainage area, under the highway
Jul 4, 2018 near Farmers…, TX
Educational signs on the shared leg between Thicket and Pond Loops
Jul 4, 2018 near Farmers…, TX
Pond from shared leg of the Thicket & Pond Loops
Jul 4, 2018 near Farmers…, TX
Thicket & Pond Loops junction, with bench and educational info
Jul 4, 2018 near Farmers…, TX

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