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Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Cross Timbers Trail

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  • US Army Corps of Engineers
    1968 - 1969

Cross Timbers Details

  • Riding Area
    Gordonville, Texas
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  • Trail Type
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
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Juniper Point Trailhead (HWY 377), 32744 US Highway 377, Gordonville, TX, 76245
33.8594044, -96.8382651

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  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
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  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
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Oct 8, 2018 @ 2:05am
Oct 8, 2018
Cross Timbers, Denison

1 Review & Comments

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flag MLMathis67 (Oct 8, 2018 at 1:47)
 This trail is has something for everyone! It is listed by other trail apps as Black Diamond and the length as 12 miles. 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. This 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 like DORBA and North Texas Outdoors Meetup groups.

The Hiking Project app (REI) and AllTrails have this trail listed as 14 miles. These apps are most accurate for distance. Unfortunately, they both leave off the 1 mile (round trip) out to Eagles Roost, the highest point on this trail and the best view!

Although the USACE officially lists Cross Timbers Hiking Trail as 15 miles, a local bike group added 2 miles several years ago making the total length just over 17 miles. This loop off the main trail is probably the most beautiful trek through the trees and skirting the peninsula that you will find, called Lost Loop. Be careful as the record flooding of 2015 caused parts of the trail to fall off onto the shore below but people just naturally carved out trail on the edge of these areas. Great views!!

Some of the best primitive camping sites (less traffic) are on Lost Loop. We are in the process of identifying new camping areas on the West side between Rock Creek marina and the Paw Paw Point peninsula camping area with nice sandy beach. 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.

Cross Timbers has five trailheads:

1. Juniper Point Trailhead (HWY 377)
No address for this trailhead, the closest would be:
32744 US Highway 377, Gordonville, TX, 76245, us
33.8594044, -96.8382651
Apple maps gets you closer to the Juniper Point West parking area, just
don’t drive into the water. Go to the West side of 377 to the end of the road.

2. Cedar Bayou Trailhead (Cedar Bayou Marina) * BAILOUT POINT
water faucets available at marina store and near picnic tables along blacktop road
3.4 mile mark, No address for this trailhead, the closest would be
322 Cedar Bayou Blvd, Gordonville, TX 76245
33.8409842, -96.8489935

3. Rock Creek Trailhead (Rock Creek Resort Marina) * BAILOUT POINT
*water, snacks and drinks, say hi to Cindy! She helps us a lot and has maps!
9.5 mile mark, No address for this trailhead, the closest would be
Rock Creek Marina, 1464 Paw Paw Creek Rd, Gordonville, TX 76245
Apple maps: 1000 John Dr, Gordonville, TX 76245
33.8523295, -96.8821189

4. Paw Paw Creek Rd Trailhead (not on the map, pot-holed blacktop road), * BAILOUT POINT
12.5 mile mark, No address for this trailhead, the closest would be
2900 Rock Creek rd OR Paw Paw Creek Rd, Whitesboro, TX 76245
33.859196, -96.893992

5. Texoma Marina Trailhead (mislabeled as Paw Paw Creek on map)
Type the address into Google maps:
Cross Timbers Hiking Trail, Texoma Marina Trailhead
(3715-4073 Rock Creek Camp Rd, Whitesboro, TX 76273)
33.864981, -96.898534

Also, check out the Cross Timbers Hiking Trail page on Facebook.

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