Dallas: Skyline Trail

This 6.6-miler goes high (scenic bluffs) and low to a horseshoe bend of Mountain Fork River (streamside fishing) in Beavers Bend Resort Park.
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This 6.6-miler goes high (scenic bluffs) and low to a horseshoe bend of Mountain Fork River (streamside fishing) in Beavers Bend Resort Park.

Mapped by Carl Kinney and Lorraine Pace

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 10.7

Waypoints

SKY001

Location: 34.1374130249023, -94.6928176879883

From parking lot, turn R onto Cedar Bluff Nature Trail (blazed with blue bull?s-eyes) for first climb over small knob

SKY002

Location: 34.1353569030762, -94.6977996826172

R @ T onto Skyline Trail (red bull?s-eyes); views above Mountain Fork River

SKY003

Location: 34.13330078125, -94.6989517211914

Descend to bottom of dry ravine, then climb away from river

SKY004

Location: 34.1283378601074, -94.6975479125976

Climb for a short stretch, descend into a hollow, and climb again

SKY005

Location: 34.1290092468262, -94.7038116455078

Bottom of second ravine

SKY006

Location: 34.1296768188477, -94.7101974487305

Bee Creek primitive campsite with reliable water. Follow creek past a small swimming hole and turn sharply uphill

SKY007

Location: 34.1325569152832, -94.707160949707

Overlook bench: Steep bluffs front Beavers Bend. Continue N on ridgeline

SKY008

Location: 34.1416397094727, -94.7082214355469

Path plunges N and away from the river

SKY009

Location: 34.1494064331055, -94.7098693847656

Cross under power lines

SKY010

Location: 34.1489868164062, -94.7040100097656

Stroll through small saddle, continue over ridge; pass nice two-tent sites

SKY011

Location: 34.147705078125, -94.6991577148438

Begin final descent, passing stream (good trout fishing)

SKY012

Location: 34.1478996276856, -94.6942672729492

R @ T onto Beaver Lodge Nature Trail; descend along stream to park road and turn R. On trip back to WPT 1, spot twin-humped formation of Devils Backbone across rive