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Dallas, TX: Crow Hill Loop

Climb up to an observation tower atop the migratory-bird crowded shores of Lake Texoma on this easy 0.4-mile interpretive loop in the Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge.

Rating

Even when the weather turns Texas hot, this 0.4 mile interpretive loop offers maximal views for minimal sweat. Hiking the gentle incline on a wide, shady, grassy path, expect to spend some extra time reading a series of informational panels identifying and indigenous plants, birds and animals. The hike culminates at a 16-foot observation tower that provides a 360-degree panorama of the entire 11,320-acre refuge and Lake Texoma. Look for several varieties of geese (snow, Canada, Ross’ and white fronted), or white pelicans which flock here by the thousands during their spring and fall migrations.
Attention birders: Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge is a busy from the spring to the fall. Birds use it as both a pit stop and wintering ground. Make sure you pack your binoculars and field guide.
-Mapped by Casey Lyons

To Trailhead

From US-75 in Sherman take exit 63 to US-82 W. Drive 8.5 miles and turn right on Blythe Rd. Continue straight on Wright Rd., and Frank Ln. for 3.6 miles, bear left at the Y-junction. Drive 0.2 miles, turn left on Silliman Rd. Turn left in 0.3 miles and continue 0.3 miles to the trailhead.

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