Cypress Creek Hike & Bike Trail Labyrinth

Trailhead #1
Trailhead #1 starts at Timber Lane Park and the dirt trail heads southwest into the woods.
User: Blaze - 10/29/2013

Location: Timberlane Trails

Rating: 1point5stars
Difficulty: 1star  Solitude: 1star
Miles Hiked: 10.20 Miles  Elapsed Time: 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.

Log Photos
Trailhead #1
View Of The Trail
Color-Coded Trails
Trail Map Displays
Cypress Creek
Connect To Cypress Creek Park