100 Classic Hikes in Texas  by E. Dan Klepper

100 Classic Hikes in Texas Guide Book

by E. Dan Klepper (The Mountaineers Books)
100 Classic Hikes in Texas  by E. Dan Klepper
There's a lot of ground to cover in Texas! The second largest state in the country offers a wealth of trail options to accommodate hikers at any level. Regions covered include the Panhandle Plains, Prairies and Lakes, Pineywoods, Gulf Coast, South Texas Plains, Hill Country, and the Big Bend Country.

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Trails from the "100 Classic Hikes in Texas" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 100.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 100.

Devils River State Natural Area is undeveloped, thus no picnic tables, concessions, or amenities. Its “natural area” designation requires that it remain so. It is also a long way from the nearest town ...
Del Rio, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 12
Copper Breaks State Park suffers the consequences of the kind of place that may be surrounded by history but may have never seen history unfold on its own soil. This remote region near the Texas–Okl ...
Quanah, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
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Brazos Bend State Park encompasses an amazing diversity of unique habitats. It provides an opportunity to hike through lake, marshland, and forest environments via ecotones, regions where habitats ove ...
Houston, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.2
Alto Relex—it’s a name and a soaring plateau that has always intrigued visitors to the national park. Geologist Ross Maxwell, in his article about the region written for a national park service public ...
Marathon, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.5
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Beavers are some of the most entertaining animals to watch. They will often ponder a hiker with intent, especially one willing to sit quietly and ponder patiently back. Watching a beaver in its native ...
Livingston, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
The Beechwoods Trail is located, appropriately, in the Big Thicket National Preserve’s Beech Creek Unit where Beech Creek and Little Beech Creek intersect. It offers a shady stroll through a mature ha ...
Woodville, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
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One of my favorite sites to hike along the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail is the Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center with its easily accessible boardwalk and observation tower. The center provides a ...
Port Aransas, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.1
Boca Chica is where the Rio Grande River makes its final push to the sea, playing havoc with ocean currents as its fresh water flows into the Gulf of Mexico. Boca Chica means “little mouth” in Spanish ...
Brownsville, TX - Birding,Hiking - Trail Length: 3
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Meridian State Park was opened to the public in 1935 and has all the weathered charm of a grand old outdoors recreation facility. At a tiny 505 acres, Meridian wouldn’t at first glance appear to have ...
Waco, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
The Bull Canyon Trail is one of the more popular trails in Copper Breaks State Park, both for its accessibility and its charming destination, Bull Canyon. A nice, easy stroll for late afternoon or ear ...
Quanah, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.5
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Buttrill Spring is one of several permanent water sources that bubble out of the north end of the Rosillos range, a cold blue mirage of mountains that rises above the desert in the farthest north sect ...
Marathon, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
If Swamp Thing had a favorite place to go for rest and relaxation, Caddo Lake State Park would be it. Caddo Lake is the ideal cypress swamp with its matrix of bayous and sloughs covering over 26,000 a ...
Karnack, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.75
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The Caswell Nature Trail is named for Ira and Vivian Caswell, a local Blanco couple who rescued Blanco State Park from an era of poor government funding in the 1960s. The park opened to the public in ...
Blanco, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.5
The Chinquapin Trail, located in Huntsville State Park and adjacent to Sam Houston National Forest, is a favorite of hikers, trail runners, and many mountain bikers. It crosses several interesting hab ...
Huntsville, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.4
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In 1900, the worst natural disaster in U.S. history hit the Texas coast with 140-mph winds, followed by a 15-foot storm surge that swallowed Galveston Island. The hurricane killed 6000 people and dest ...
Galveston, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
Closed Canyon is a deep slot canyon that cuts through Colorado Mesa, a massive uplift between FM 170 and the Rio Grande River. The narrow geology of the canyon means the trail is in shadow most of the ...
Lajitas, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.7
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The Contrabando Trail meanders through washouts, eroded flats, and dotted fields of volcanic ejecta typically found throughout the Big Bend’s Chihuahuan Desert low country. The route, called Contraban ...
Lajitas, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 12
Cooper Lake State Park consists of two separate units—the South Sulphur Unit where the Coyote Run trailhead is located, and the smaller Doctors Creek Unit. Cooper Lake is a fairly young impoundment, c ...
Commerce, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
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Resacas are an important component of the Rio Grande Valley’s river delta and were once the habitat of tens of thousands of migrating shore, song, and sea birds. These ancient river channels provided ...
San Benito, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
The Cibolo Nature Center is an example of successful efforts by a local community to rescue and restore a neglected and degraded natural area adjacent to fast-growing urban sprawl. Boerne, once a smal ...
Boerne, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.5
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