Hike along Lake Lavon

slitslash has not uploaded any photos with this log entry.
User: slitslash - 7/25/2004

Location: Trinity Trail

Difficulty: 1point5stars  Solitude: 4stars
Miles Hiked: 9.00 Miles  Elapsed Time: N/A

Comments: Woke up bright and early to beat the heat this fine Sunday. Struck out on this trail on my own(had someone pick me up at the end of the trail). A very quiet trail this particular day...only ran into one other couple who were on horseback. Great views of Lake Lavon...a mild, mostly flat trail, but it's a hard trail in terms of that it's hard on your feet. The trail runs along 3 separate parks along the west bank of the lake...these are also your only good places to stop for a break, too...not a lot of good stopping places. BUT...if you can whip out the first 5 miles from Brockdale to Collin Park, you can stop at Collin and walk to some picnic benches nearby to rest, eat, watch the boats in the marina...and build up enough strength the finish the last part of the trail. I recommend this trail and plan to do it again in the near future...really felt like I was out in the country, even though I was mere minutes from the big city.

Recommended Item
Recommended Item 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Dallas, Fort Worth: Includes Tarrant, Collin and Denton Counties
Joanie Sánchez
List Price: $16.95 Your price: $29.00 Buy Now
This detailed guide by experienced local Joanie Sanchez presents the best, most scenic day-hikes in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Covering everything from open prairies to rolling hills to lakeside beaches, the book shows hikers where to follow ancient dinosaur tracks, enjoy a secluded pecan grove, and experience Texas’s vanishing blackland prairie. Like all the guides in this series, this one is based on cutting-edge GPS data, with up-to-date maps and hike profiles.