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Lake Somerville Birch Creek Unit

A scenic trail system connected to a great campground.

Hiking Easy

13 km
104 m
104 m
2-3 hrs
Low Point
74 m
High Point
86 m
Lake Somerville Birch Creek Unit Map

The Birch Creek Unit of Lake Somerville State Park provides a gorgeous getaway on the shores of an expansive lake. This unit of the state park offers extensive camping opportunities, and conveniently enough, you can access a great trail system directly from camp.


The trails here are popular with mountain bikers, hikers, and trail runners alike. The route shown here attempts to maximize the distance along trails in this network without creating an overly complex route. There are additional connector trails that will allow you to create a more complex ride, shorten this route if desired, or possibly lengthen it marginally.

Sources: https://tpwd.texas.gov/publications/pwdpubs/media/parkmaps/pwdmpp45050056k.pdf https://www.thetexastrailhead.com/what-to-expect-lake-somerville-state-park/ https://naturerocksaustin.org/greenspace/birch-creek-unit-of-lake-somerville-state-park-trailway



Walking along a well-kept trail that’s mostly flat. No obstacles are present.

Low Exposure

1 out of 4

The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.


  • Picturesque
  • Water features
  • Family friendly
  • Forestry or heavy vegetation