This .62 mile trail branches off the Riverbottom Trail near the Wild Plum Trail. The densely forested path follows the bed of an ephemeral creek and offers an easy shaded walk. Several wooden bridges span the various forks of the creek and provide a good vantage point for looking for signs of animal life.
Animal tracks here may include species such as Raccoon, Bobcat, Virginia Opossum, and Coyote. Crayfish holes, and the crayfish themselves, are often present when it is wet. Crayfish shells scattered along the sides of the creek are a sign that a Raccoon had a good meal the night before. Rustling noises in the leaves indicate that Fox Squirrels are on the prowl for acorns. It could also be the sound of a Nine-banded Armadillo pushing its way through the underbrush in search of food.
Trees found in this area are a mix of water loving and dry land species including Post Oak, Cedar Elm, Pecan, and Eastern Cottonwood. A variety of fungi and mushrooms appear after a good rain. Barred Owls are known to maintain territories in this section of the park and they can often be found out on hunting forays during the day. To hear a Barred Owl, listen for a series of hoots in the late afternoon that rise and fall in a pattern that sounds like “who cooks for you, who cooks for you all.”