Rustling Leaves Nature Trail

Daingerfield, Texas

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This forest of pine, red oak, maple, walnut, sassafras, and dogwood surrounding a spring-fed, 80-acre lake feels more like something out of the far north woodlands than Texas—a bit of the “Yooper” (Upper Peninsula) for those homesick Great Lakes hikers. But you don’t have to travel all the way to the Upper Peninsula to enjoy a little hike in the woods. Daingerfield State Park, deeded to the state by private owners in 1935, enjoys the benefits of both North Woods atmosphere and Southern climate. It also took advantage of the Civilian Conservation Corps’ labor. Several of the buildings on the park were constructed from the local stone and timber, and the entire 500- plus acre park has a timeless beauty that many CCC-constructed parks in Texas embody.
100 Classic Hikes in Texas

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100 Classic Hikes in Texas

by E. Dan Klepper (The Mountaineers Books)

This forest of pine, red oak, maple, walnut, sassafras, and dogwood surrounding a spring-fed, 80-acre lake feels more like something out of the far north woodlands than Texas—a bit of the “Yooper” (Upper Peninsula) for those homesick Great Lakes hikers. But you don’t have to travel all the way to the Upper Peninsula to enjoy a little hike in the woods.

Daingerfield State Park, deeded to the state by private owners in 1935, enjoys the benefits of both North Woods atmosphere and Southern climate. It also took advantage of the Civilian Conservation Corps’ labor. Several of the buildings on the park were constructed from the local stone and timber, and the entire 500- plus acre park has a timeless beauty that many CCC-constructed parks in Texas embody.

©  E. Dan Klepper/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Daingerfield
Distance: 2.5
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 3 hours
Season: Best in Spring
Local Contacts: Daingerfield State Park
Local Maps: USGS Daingerfield
Driving Directions: Directions to Rustling Leaves Nature Trail

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May 2018