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While the Marcus Trail is a bit remote to be a good hike on its own, in combination with the Bush Mountain Trail
or Tejas Trail
it can be part of a nice loop for a long day hike or multi-day outing.
Depending on which direction you are hiking, Marcus Trail is either a steady climb (north to south) or steady descent (south to north). There are a few sections with steeper grades and rocky footing, but the trail is generally easy to follow although the terrain may slow you down a bit in spots.
When hiking from north to south (as mapped), the first mile is an easy hike through fairly open terrain. After the first mile, the trail climbs a small hill with a couple winding turns before continuing south. The terrain is still pretty open and exposed, and can be hot on a sunny day.
Just past the 2-mile mark, the trail levels out again, and from here, the hiking is quite easy until the trail ends at a junction with the Blue Ridge Trail
Shared By: Kristen Arendt