Dallas: Bonham State Park Loop

This gentle 4.8-mile loop rolls through Texas woods and grasslands to a breezy lakeshore.
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This gentle 4.8-mile loop rolls through Texas woods and grasslands to a breezy lakeshore.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 7.8

Waypoints

BON002

Location: 33.5474510192871, -96.1486892700195

R @ T. In fall, shiny black seeds hang like beads from Eve’s Necklace, a native TX tree

BON003

Location: 33.547981262207, -96.1483764648438

Straight @ T; veer around one of the park’s finger trails, where you’ll see armadillos, opossums,
maybe a bobcat

BON004

Location: 33.5501098632812, -96.1451263427734

Veer L before the road, staying on M-3

BON005

Location: 33.5486297607422, -96.1443176269531

Hike near knee-high bluestem prairie; bear L before paved drive. In .1 mi., cross park road onto M-2 trail

BON006

Location: 33.5475311279297, -96.1440963745117

Stone fragments from an old 1930s well litter the ground

BON007

Location: 33.5469093322754, -96.1413726806641

Stay L @ Y’s for next .2 mi.

BON008

Location: 33.545539855957, -96.1398468017578

Straight @ 4-way over dirt track

BON009

Location: 33.5447158813477, -96.1416397094726

Eat lunch @ stone tables and listen to the slurred cheers of cardinals; continue S on trail adjacent to park road

BON010

Location: 33.5429306030273, -96.1412963867188

Turn R. In .1 mi., trail joins paved road; follow park road .5 mi.

BON011

Location: 33.5429611206055, -96.1487503051758

Follow road R @ Y; take an immediate R onto M-1 to the shoreline

BON012

Location: 33.5456390380859, -96.149543762207

Turn R onto road; go .3 mi. around N edge of lake back to car

Lake View

Location: 33.5456619262695, -96.1491546630859

©Lorraine Pace

Trail skirts lake

Location: 33.5427703857422, -96.1412353515625

Through the shade and along the lakeshore. ©Lorraine Pace

Cloaked by forest

Location: 33.5482635498047, -96.1484375

©Lorraine Pace