Lake Whitney State Park

Trail
2.00 Miles
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$2.00
1point5stars (1.50)6
halfstar (0.92)
2point5stars (2.50)
N/A
Yes
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Hillsboro
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Photos
Another View Of Towash Trail
Aside from the lake, there's not much to see along the trail. (Photo by Lone_Star)
View Of The Towash Forest Trail
The trail takes you along a section of Lake Whitney. (Photo by Lone_Star)
Wildlife Observation Blind
This is the Blind along the Towash Forest Hike/Bike trail. (Photo by Lone_Star)
Towash Forest Trailhead Sign
This is the sign at the Towash Forest Trailhead. (Photo by Lone_Star)
Bridge Along Two Bridges Trail
This is one of the two bridges along the trail. (Photo by Lone_Star)
Another View Of Two Bridges Trail
This is another view of the two bridges trail. (Photo by Lone_Star)
View Of The Two Bridges Trail
There are a lot of cacti along the trail. (Photo by Lone_Star)
Two Bridges Trailhead Sign
This is the sign at the Two Bridges trailhead. (Photo by Lone_Star)
Log Entries
Two Short Trails
By Lone_Star on 4/12/2013
Rating: 1star Difficulty: halfstar Solitude: 1star
Distance: 2.00 Miles Duration: 45 minutes

I hiked the trails at Lake Whitney State Park on my way to a weekend group hike of Cleburne State Park and Dinosaur Valley State Park.  You can read my logs of those two other parks here and here, respectively.

Lake Whitney State Park has two trails:

  • Two Bridges Trail (0.9 miles)
  • Towash Forest Trail (1.1 miles)

I will describe each separately for clarity so that preceding logs by other members can be put into context.

The Two Bridges Trail is essentially a narrow, looping nature trail on the west side of the State Park just past the Recreation Hall that takes you through some forest areas interspersed by cactus and grass and takes you across two bridges and close to a section of Lake Whitney.  There is a sign at the trailhead, but no others.  They're not needed since the trail is a short loop with no intersections.

The Towash Forest Trail is a wide hike/bike trail on the east side of the State Park (just beyond campsites 124-130) in the shape of a lollipop.  The linear portion of the trail takes you out to the loop.  Along the way you'll pass a Wildlife Observation Blind in an open grassy area.  The rest of the trail is a "lawnmower cut" loop that takes you along another section of Lake Whitney.  This trail has a sign at a trailhead, but no others.  They're really not needed as the trail is a simple "lollipop".

As for Lake Whitney itself, it is a nice, scenic lake for water sports or pure enjoyable viewing.  The park offers nice campsites along the lake.

By Marshall on 12/13/2008
Rating: 1star Difficulty: 1star Solitude: 1star
Distance: 2.00 Miles Duration: 1 hour
Nature trail
By CedrHillr on 6/3/2007
Rating: 2stars Difficulty: 1star Solitude: 3stars
Distance: 1.00 Mile Duration: 1 minute

Woodsy, w/ a small meadow along way, easy and short trail.  My other half w/ her bad knees could walk this.   I was on my way to check out the spillway after all the rains.    Didn't see any other trails.  

Short and easy
By PromiseJoy on 5/9/2007
Rating: 2stars Difficulty: 1star Solitude: 4stars
Distance: 2.00 Miles Duration: 1 minute

A little boring to me - just a bunch of weeds really and no hills. :(

boring
By caspalding66 on 5/7/2003
Rating: 1star Difficulty: 1star Solitude: 5stars
Distance: 2.00 Miles Duration: 45 minutes
boring hike, not a good trail, just a mowed section on grass next to the lake
By Eveline on 3/6/1994
Rating: 2stars Difficulty: 1star Solitude: 1star
Distance: 12.40 Miles Duration: N/A
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