12.0 miles
Distance
1,351 ft
Climb
-1,358 ft
Descent
02:21:34
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Cross Timbers Main Trail

  • Builder
  • past supporters

  • US Army Corps of Engineers
    1968 - 1969
    Builder

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Cross Timbers
    Gordonville, Texas
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge, Drop, Roller Coaster
  • Global Ranking
    #149889 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #90549 in Trail Running
    • #68276 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    10 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 10 in E-Biking
    • 65 in Trail Running
    • 50 in Hiking
  • Land Owner

This trail is has something for everyone It is listed by other trail apps as Black Diamond mainly for its continuous ups and downs and the overall effect it has on your body. There are only a few tough technical sections that should be rated Black. Overall the trail is a tough Blue, mainly for the demanding physicality. The length as 12 miles to Rock Creek. However, there is an additional 3 miles on the far west side starting at the trailhead near Lake Texoma Marina which has been part of the trail since it opened in 1969. And…there is many additional loops which brings the total trail mileage closer to 33! The original 15 mile trail was built by the US Army Corp of Engineers and is maintained by local Boy Scout groups, Sierra Club (Dallas), the Corp of Engineers and various local outdoor groups especially DORBA and North Texas Outdoors Meetup groups.

Although the USACE officially lists Cross Timbers Hiking Trail as 15 miles, Lost Loop is very beautiful and popular addition. This loop off the main trail is probably the most beautiful trek tLost Loop. Other Loops like the Kiwanis Loop, an old Boy Scout camp were recently re-opened after many years of neglect and are awesome for all uses. In 2015 flooding caused some parts of the trail to fall off onto the shore below at the Juniper Point Trailhead, recently crews re-o pended this trail, now called the Shoreline Trail….and it is also a beautiful and carved out trail on the edge of these areas. Great views!!

Some of the best primitive camping sites (less traffic) are on Lost Loop. The whole trail has awesome primitive campsites scattered along and on the Loops. Kiwanis Loops has 5 or 6 re-covered camping spots. This area is also popular with the deer as there is plenty of thick cover, water and persimmons trees. If you would like to camp near bathrooms, Juniper Point is where you want to set up. There are sites for tents and RV’s. Closer to Cedar Bayou Marina, there are cottages and homes for rent as well.

Access Info

Juniper Point Trailhead (HWY 377), 32744 US Highway 377, Gordonville, TX, 76245
33.8594044, -96.8382651

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Cross Timbers Main Trail multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -7 ft
  • Altitude min
    622 ft
  • Altitude max
    746 ft
  • Altitude start
    645 ft
  • Altitude end
    640 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -32.1%
  • Grade min
    42.3%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    3 miles
  • Avg time
    02:21:34
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Ideal
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