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Turkey Creek Extension

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A nice easy scenic run on a wide open path through the woods along a creek.


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0.8

Miles

1.3

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102' 31 m

High

98' 30 m

Low

4' 1 m

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2' 1 m

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Features Birding · Lake · River/Creek · Wildflowers

The Lakes of Eldridge housing subdivision at the north end is a private gated community, and if you're not a resident, you won't be able to enter and park there for access from the north end. Parking is therefore on the south end on Clay Road. There is not great parking here - just pull off the shoulder as far as you can so you don't impede traffic, and don't block the gates which provide access to the drainage for maintenance and emergency vehicles.

Need to Know

No restroom facilities. Bring your own fluids.

Runner Notes

There is a well-beaten narrow path through the grass with hard-packed dirt on the west bank. If you get off in the grass, there are a few places with small sinkholes or ditches - watch your footing.

Description

This trail runs on both sides of a drainage ditch built as part of the Addicks Reservoir, an extension of Turkey Creek which used to have its source just north of Clay Road. The ditch hurries-up the water drainage from the north down into the reservoir, and was dug in the 1940's. The top of the banks are flat and grassy, and the grass is kept cut by tractors. It's popular for walking, dog-walking & jogging by residents of the houses to the north. Heavy woods are on both sides.

The distance one-way is three-quarters of a mile. Double-back for 1.5 miles. You can add a little extra by running the trails around the subdivision lakes. Run up one side, cross over on the bridge at the north end, and come back on the other side.

Flora & Fauna

You can see both woodland and water birds in this area. The subdivision lakes have ducks. There are broad-banded water snakes. Deer live in the woods, and you might see tufts of fur on the barbed wire fences where they leap over the fencing, and their bellies drag on the top wire barbs, pulling out hairs.

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John Rich

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The well-beaten path on the west bank.
Apr 6, 2021 near Addicks, TX
The woods-lined creek banks.
Apr 6, 2021 near Addicks, TX
The bridge at the north end, to be used to cross-over from one side to the other.
Apr 6, 2021 near Addicks, TX
Malsbury Trace can be found south of Clay Road on the right side of the water in this photo (the west bank).
Feb 10, 2017 near Addicks, TX

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