Dallas: Dogwood Canyon Trail

Find an oasis of thick cypress groves, lakeside coves, and nesting bald eagles on this 4.8-mile lollipop loop in Ray Roberts Lake State Park.

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Trail Facts

  • Distance: 4.5
  • Miles from city center: 64



Location: 33.4226608276367, -97.0559463500976

R @ Y; head downhill over short, rocky section; in 50 yds., R @ Y toward primitive campsites


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R @ Y, staying on multiuse fi re track


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Emerge into grassy meadow (designated a backpackers’ campsite). Trail descends slightly, crosses bridge, then returns to thick woods.; in .1 mi., cross 2nd bridge


Location: 33.42333984375, -97.0604019165039

First of backwoods campsites; continue by going R


Location: 33.4217300415039, -97.0626373291016

L @ Y


Location: 33.419750213623, -97.0613632202148

Pass 2nd primitive campsite; continue straight


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Continue along fi re track. Warning: Many side trails to explore, or get lost on


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Trail splits. Turn R @ Y to begin a short lollipop loop.


Location: 33.4100303649902, -97.0603866577148

Continue E toward lake


Location: 33.4098281860352, -97.0572814941406

Spur: Turn R @ Y through tall grass down to brown-
gravel beach with open views of 29-acre Lake Ray Roberts. To continue, return to WPT 11 and go L @ Y to close loop @ WPT 9; backtrack to trailhead