Lyndon B. Johnson National Grasslands

50.00 Miles
2point5stars (2.92)8
2stars (2.00)
2point5stars (2.64)
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LBJ Grasslands
Bridge near the trailhead. (Photo by Eveline)
LBJ Grasslands
Part of our group of hikers wading through the tall grass. (Photo by Eveline)
LBJ Grasslands
This was one of the nicer parts of the trail. (Photo by Eveline)
LBJ Grasslands
Trail in this area was badly eroded. (Photo by Eveline)
Log Entries
Nice Day Hike
By DLPointer on 8/11/2012
Rating: 2point5stars Difficulty: 2point5stars Solitude: 3stars
Distance: 10.50 Miles Duration: 5 hours
Started the Yellow Trail from Tadra Point, at 1600 hours, with my 19 year old son and 13 year old daughter. Very hot, about 100 degrees, but manageable. The trail was much more enjoyable after 1900 as the setting sun allowed for more shade. One thing to know about this trail is that it is very sandy. It’s like walking on the beach; sounds nice, but it is much more difficult than a firm packed trail. The sand is what caused the 2.5 difficulty rating. Water sources are questionable at best. You need a filter and some sort of water treatment tablets; at least that’s my opinion. Carried 1.5 liters of water each; we needed a minimum of 3 liters. Don’t get caught without adequate water or at least a way to filter your own. Even with the heat and sandy trail conditions we had a good day; of course it’s really hard to have a bad day outdoors with the kids. Finished the hike just after dark; 2100 hours.
If you live in metroplex this is just a short driv
By Marshall on 9/17/2008
Rating: 3stars Difficulty: 2stars Solitude: 3stars
Distance: 14.00 Miles Duration: 1 day

Decided to do a overnighter so I hiked the yellow trail, with a few side trails along the way. Left Tadra camp area ($4.00 for overnight camp) at 10 am hiked until 5pm camped in pine tree area on north end of trail about a mile past outback gate. Nice area to camp. got up at 6:30 broke camp and got back to truck around 10am. I was able to get pics of three deer, a armadillo, one beaver and a couple of snakes. A couple of things you need to know the map shows the trail to be 10.5 miles I would say it really is about 13 miles, would be a great day hike,and take extra water. TAKE EXTRA WATER THERE IS NONE THERE.  I took 120 oz and that was just enough for my trip. I also went during the week so the horse riders would not be there, I only saw one group the whole trip. None the second day.


LBJ Blue trail
By Marshall on 8/31/2008
Rating: 3stars Difficulty: 3stars Solitude: 3stars
Distance: 10.50 Miles Duration: 7 hours

have been waiting for cooler weather, finally found a cool morning to go back to LBJ. It was a weekend and there were quite a few horse riders on trail but very nice hike, but grass was very wet due to recent rains. take extra water none on trail

Nice area to hike
By Marshall on 4/17/2008
Rating: 3stars Difficulty: 2stars Solitude: 4stars
Distance: 10.00 Miles Duration: 5 hours, 30 minutes

If you have a chance take a trip to see the grasslands. It is well worth the drive.

a day at the races
By ntwalker on 1/8/2005
Rating: N/A Difficulty: N/A Solitude: N/A
Distance: 4.00 Miles Duration: N/A
Went orienteering out here today, so I didn't exactly stay on the trail. Or out of the thorns. For hiking, this is a great place with lots changes in trail types, climbs and flat, woods and open. Think I saw a Bell's vireo but that was pretty deep in the thickets.
By Eveline on 11/15/2003
Rating: 4stars Difficulty: 1point5stars Solitude: halfstar
Distance: 9.30 Miles Duration: N/A
Great fall colors. We ran into people out there training their bird dogs. Later we passed an equestrian group.
Great hike for solitude
By snakesat on 7/13/2003
Rating: N/A Difficulty: 1point5stars Solitude: 4point5stars
Distance: 10.00 Miles Duration: N/A
I hiked the 5 mile BLUE trail at cottonwood lake and hiked down to black creek lake. It did get hot. Not much of the trail used the trees for shade. The hike was 5 in and 5 out. All in all this was a pretty nice hike if you wanted to be alone. I suggest you wait untill fall.
By Eveline on 9/15/2001
Rating: 2stars Difficulty: 1point5stars Solitude: halfstar
Distance: 6.20 Miles Duration: N/A
It rained on us. The trail got slick in spots. Two people in our group fell. My dog was a muddy mess.
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