I was expecting a longer hike for going thru the entire park, but it was nice that it parallels the lake on and off but not the whole time. We took the outer loop hoping for a slow grade up the "hill". Instead we ended up with a pretty steep climb for East Texas that follows the outer boundary of the park.
I work at the park and have hiked this trail many times! Its a great trail for easy scenic walking. It has a nice length and we keep it well maintained. In summer months you definitely want to take water. A self-guided booklet is available in the visitor center for free. As always watch for snakes! Probably the best time to hike this is first thing in the morning to avoid crowds of people.
Hiked this trail in the rain, but our footing was very good. The tall trees provide a very good canopy. At times the trail follows along the bank of the lake and a small jetty. This trail, as well as the rest of the park, is a great place for the whole family. The more experienced hiker may get bored at first, but the scenic views and small ridge pay off in the end. Higly recommended.
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