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Great get-away for families with small kids, especially from Juniper Point and Cedar Bayou Marina trailheads.
Best times to use this trail are late September through June. Twice a year the Cross Timbers running group sponsors a trail run that effectively closes 12+ miles of the trail to others, though it doesn't prohibit trail access or use.
The first half of the trail, beginning at Juniper Point trailhead, has many hills, making it a moderate hiking experience. Plenty of tree coverage and access to Lake Texoma, with access to Cedar Bayou Marina approximately three miles from Juniper Point. There are various primitive camping sites up to and including Eagle's Roost which is just over six miles from Juniper Point and is the highest elevation of the trail.
Descending from Eagle's Roost, the trail continues to wind its way through forested hills to Rock Creek Marina, then levels out and becomes a much easier hike. There is less tree coverage on the second half of the trail, but still plenty of coverage.
After 12+ miles, the trail intersects with Paw Paw Creek Road, a rather dilapidated road that connects with Rock Creek Road. Turning "right" onto the causeway allows the hiker to connect with the last approximately 1.5 miles of the trail that is largely unused, ending at the Texoma Marina trailhead.
Flora & Fauna
Pine, cedar, oak. Various wild flowers and grasses.
Shared By: David Smith