Cypress Creek Hike & Bike Trail Labyrinth
By Lone_Star on 10/29/2013
Distance: 10.20 Miles Duration: 3 hours, 34 minutes
I started my hike of the Timberlane Trails (aka Cypress Hike & Bike Trail) at Timber Lane Park. After looping the park, I caught the dirt Cypress Hike & Bike Trail and hiked into the woods. There are two color-coded trails (yellow and orange), but the signage is a little confusing as often a color-coded trail forks off in two different directions. There are some display boards that show a trail map and there are supposed to be some printed trail maps available for users of the trail, but when I hiked the trail all of the containers for the printed trail maps were empty so I am not sure if or how often the printed maps are replenished. With a printed map in hand, it is hard to hit all of the various loops.
At the far west end of the trails, I noticed another trail system running on the other (west) side of the drainage gully. I found out this was a new trail system known as Cypress Creek Park at Timber Lane. It looked promising, so I followed it. This trail system consists of paved concrete trails as well as some dirt trails. A large display board erected near the children's playground shows that some additional trails are being planned for the future. I decided to see if I could hike them and I did where I could, but I found some places to be totally undeveloped and impassable. On another unimproved trail, I abruptly turned around when I encountered 3 snakes in less than 10 seconds. It was apparent to me I had walked into a snake's den and I wasn't emboldened to go any further to see if there were any more. :) Instead, I took a detour back through a subdivision until I could rejoin the trail.
You can read my log of the hike through Cypress Creek Park at Timber Lane here.