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The map on this site is out of date. Due to flooing and other factors, the first 3+ miles of the trail has change routes in two places. Updated tracks for this trail can be found on http://www.trimbleoutdoors.com
With the rains and flooding in 2015, the first portion of the trail has been updated. Updated tracks can be found on trimbleoutdoors.com, using Cross Timbers as search parameters. As an FYI this trail is 14.5 miles in length from the Juniper Point trailhead to the Texoma Marina trailhead. That will be 29 miles out and back.There is also a Facebook group for the Cross Timbers hiker, not to be confused with the Cross Timbers runners group.
8-30-15: Just to let people know not to give up on this trail. As of 8-30-15 there has been much improvement on the trail. I personally have re-blazed parts of the trail have fallen into disuse. New portions of the trail from Juniper point have been created to by-pass portions that have fallen into the lake. You won't have to worry about walking through underbrush to get to good portions of the trail. From Juniper point to Rock Creek Marina the trail is in very good shape now. Past Rock Creek Marina to the Paw Paw Point trail head (12 mile point) the trail is in need of debris and trash removal from the lake flooding during May/June of 2015. There are plans to remove the debris come late September/October time frame (volunteers appreciated). The last 2 miles of the trail has been sorely underused, with many trail makers missing. As of 8-30-15 new blazes have been placed from the Paw Paw Creek trail head (my Lake Texoma Marina) for about one-half mile. More will be placed in the coming weeks so that the entire trail will be completed blazed and easier to follow. I personally would like to see more people begin their trek from the Paw Paw Creek trail head (end of the trail) to help make the trail more visible by constant wear. Also, the Paw Paw Creek trail head has a great grassy area for parking plenty of vehicles. In the last month I've personally worked on portions of this trail, and have surveyed the entire trail, so I know the above statements to be true. On Facebook a group called the Cross Timbers & Lost Loop Trail Runs have people who are contributing to the maintenance of the trail. I walked the first almost 3 miles of the trail with them on 8-29-15 to survey the trail from Juniper Point. It is completely clear and easy to navigate. There is also a Facebook page for this trail where I make periodic posts keeping people updated on the trail improvements. By October of this year I plan to have updated tracks to upload to this and other trail sites so people will have the latest navigation tools and information.
Recently hike this trail with a meet up group. We like the trail for the most part, but this trail definitely has some problems that need to be addressed. In the first half mile, several portions of the trail have fallen into the lake. A new trail needs to be cleared on this por that need to be addressed. In the first half mile, several portions of the trail have fallen into the lake. A new trail needs to be cleared on this portion of the trail. Also, the lost loop is really overgrown, and needs to be cleared in several places.
This is a very nice trail that I hate to see ignored by the Corps.