Cross Timbers Trail

Dallas, Texas

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About 35 miles NW of Sherman. A moderate overnight trip along undeveloped southern shoreline of Lake Texoma. Special Attractions: Lake. Permit required for camping.
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by Laurence Parent (Falcon Guides)

About 35 miles NW of Sherman. A moderate overnight trip along undeveloped southern shoreline of Lake Texoma. Special Attractions: Lake. Permit required for camping.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Dallas
Distance: 18
Elevation Gain: 120 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Season: Fall through Spring.
Local Contacts: Army Corps of Engineers (Lake Texoma) 903-465-4990
Local Maps: Cross Timbers Hiking Trail Map (Army Corps of Engineers), Gordonville and Dexter USGS
Topo Map: Cross Timbers Trail Topographic Map
Guide Book: Hiking Texas Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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Recent Trail Reviews

8/30/2015

8-30-15: Just to let people know not to give up on this trail. As of 8-30-15 there has been much improvement on the trail. I personally have re-blazed parts of the trail have fallen into disuse. New portions of the trail from Juniper point have been created to by-pass portions that have fallen into the lake. You won't have to worry about walking through underbrush to get to good portions of the trail. From Juniper point to Rock Creek Marina the trail is in very good shape now. Past Rock Creek Marina to the Paw Paw Point trail head (12 mile point) the trail is in need of debris and trash removal from the lake flooding during May/June of 2015. There are plans to remove the debris come late September/October time frame (volunteers appreciated). The last 2 miles of the trail has been sorely underused, with many trail makers missing. As of 8-30-15 new blazes have been placed from the Paw Paw Creek trail head (my Lake Texoma Marina) for about one-half mile. More will be placed in the coming weeks so that the entire trail will be completed blazed and easier to follow. I personally would like to see more people begin their trek from the Paw Paw Creek trail head (end of the trail) to help make the trail more visible by constant wear. Also, the Paw Paw Creek trail head has a great grassy area for parking plenty of vehicles.

3/14/2011

Great trail. Steeper than you would think for Texas. Views of Lake Texoma are best at the beginning and end. It's the perfect trail for those looking for a same-day challenge, or who are preparing for longer backpacking trips. This is also a very fun trail to run on.

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