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Dallas Trails

Dallas: Cross Timbers Trail

Hike 8.9 miles of undulating hills and blackjack oak forest along the mysterious, murky backwater bayous of Lake Texoma.

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Trail Facts

  • Distance: 14.3
  • Miles from city center: 87

Waypoints

CTT001

Location: 33.8594818115234, -96.8382797241211

Start @ Cross Timbers trailhead just N of lot

CTT002

Location: 33.8490409851074, -96.842399597168

Stroll high above lake along rocky ledges; pass several fine campsites. Follow trail along edge of last site to signpost

CTT003

Location: 33.8447189331055, -96.8508834838867

Trail temporarily ends; go L, pass Cedar Bayou Resort (stay on road)

CTT004

Location: 33.8425407409668, -96.8510284423828

Lunch break: Turn R and grab some BBQ at the floating dock restaurant (open in summer); return to road, turn L

CTT005

Location: 33.8410186767578, -96.8491363525391

Enter gates; take sharp R into picnic area. Trail starts again on L side, winding around bayou fingers

CTT006

Location: 33.8359794616699, -96.8565368652344

Keep straight @ T. Sidetrip: Turn R for 2 steeper mi. on Lost Loop Trail; return to Cross Timbers @ WPT 7

CTT007

Location: 33.8377113342285, -96.8595123291016

Keep straight @ T (if coming from Lost Loop, turn R)

CTT008

Location: 33.8422698974609, -96.8650207519531

Continue by bayou and through Five Mile Camp; begin steep climb

CTT009

Location: 33.8470993041992, -96.8672180175781

Swing R to camp @ Eagle Roost or swim @ black clay beach; return to WPT 9, continue hiking

CTT010

Location: 33.8468704223633, -96.8710174560547

Scramble over outcropping of large boulders

CTT011

Location: 33.8412590026856, -96.8819274902344

Trail joins access road; veer R @ edge of woods, then cross creek on wooden bridge; turn R @ T

CTT012

Location: 33.8523902893066, -96.8822326660156

Paw Paw Creek trailhead lot. Pick up shuttle or retrace to Juniper Point

Bayou Overlook

Location: 33.8471031188965, -96.8710174560547

Blackjack oaks line the grassy banks of Lake Texoma.
©Lorraine Pace