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Total Log Entries: 1 (Rank: 445th) [List Them] [Map Them]
Total Distance: 28.00 Miles (Rank: 115th)
Average Distance: 28.00 Miles

Average Rating: (4.38)
Average Difficulty: (3.30)
Average Solitude: (3.43)

Earliest Log Entry: 5/24/2014
Latest Log Entry: 5/24/2014

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Cross Timbers Trail

more fun along the trail [Cross Timbers Trail]

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Cross Timbers Trail - 5/24/2014  [View Log Page]
Rating: Difficulty: Solitude:
Distance: 28.00 Miles Duration: 12 hours

Love Love Love this trail.....have made this trail many times.....finally got to "thru-hike" from end to end (and back).    I will have to say that my favorite part is from Juniper point west to paw paw (I forgot the name of the resort/store they've changed it recently) after that the trail becomes relatively flat, and large stretches of open (uncovered) trail (not my favorite thing in Texas Summers).  Also, we had several encounters with various snakes on that stretch, (not trying to scare anyone....just be on the lookout)   and then once you round the final penninsula and come around the little inlet approaching the Rock Creek resort the trail marking becomes very vague at best.....the trail isn't really maintained well past the paw paw creek marina thingee, unless you want to just say you hiked the whole trail I would say you aren't missing much ......so overall I would give the first 11 miles a perfect 5 (for Texas) and then after that...not so much.  My favorite part is definitely between cedar bayou marina and 5 mile camp (or even on to paw paw)....lots of nice established campsites, trails very well marked, and (in my experience) pretty quiet (even on holiday weekends)....anyway that's my two cents worth...I could be wrong....