Bike & Hike Trail
Monthly Bird Walks
Join us July 16, 2022 at 7:30 am for the launch of our monthly bird walks. Bird walks will be held on the 3rd Saturday of every month from 7:30 am - 10:00 am. Enter the drive past the main winery gates, labeled “Bike & Hike Trail.” The trail is rough in areas, so it is more of an intermediate level hike. The walk usually lasts anywhere from 1 hour to an hour in a half. Please wear comfortable shoes, bring water, your binoculars, and get ready for some nature fun!
A special thank you
We want to personally thank our friends Burleson Area Recreational Cyclists for helping us maintail our Hike & Bike trail. We appreciate everything you do to help keep the trails a beautiful place to enjoy.
8 AM - Dark
The trail is 2.25 miles round trip.
HOW TO GET THERE
You will turn on to County Road 802 from John Jones Drive. The second turn on the right takes you to the wine production facility where the trail head is located. Please make sure the gate gets closed behind you to keep the wildlife out of the vineyard. You can check out the Facebook Page too.
The trail is free to use. Donations are appreciated for upkeep of the trail.
WHY DID WE DEVELOP A BIKE & HIKE TRAIL?
In 2013, Sam and Krys Davis, founders of the Wicked Wine Run approached Lost Oak Winery to host its very first race. They offered to clear the land, build the bridge and develop what would become a successful, nationwide race company. Since then, Lost Oak has hosted two races per year on the property.
VILLAGE CREEK HISTORY
Archeological excavations along the course of this creek and other tributaries in the region have unearthed evidence of several pre-historic villages. Artifacts from the area date back almost 9,000 years and represent a culture of food & hunter-gatherers.
In the 1830s, Village Creek was a sanctuary for numerous native American Indian tribes.
In fact, a small skirmish/battle occurred at Village Creek near the West Fork of the Trinity river, and additional skirmishes took place along the creek in 1838 and again in 1841. In 1841, 12 Native Americans were killed and numerous injured, and 1 Texas Militia was killed in the Battle of Village Creek (which is now under the waters of Lake Arlington).
Native Americans occupied and used this region to make raids on frontier Anglo-American settlements, take their supplies and horses, and keep individuals from trying to move west onto their lands. Edward Tarrant was the General who eventually led the Texas Militia of 70 volunteers to remove the Cherokee, Creek, Caddo, Waco, and Tonkawa who had occupied this area at one time or another. In 1838, the Texas militia tried to remove the Kickapoo but failed. After the 1841 battle, most Native Americans moved west.
In September 1843, the Bird’s Fort Treaty between the Village Creek tribes and the Texas Republic opened the region to settlement and removed the Indians to a reservation on the upper Brazos River.
During flood events and the construction of the new winery facility, numerous arrowheads were discovered.