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Cross Timbers Hiking Trail is a 14.2 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Sherwood Shores, Texas that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
The Cross Timbers Hiking Trail begins in Juniper Point recreation area and winds west approximately 15 miles along the southern shoreline through Cedar Bayou, Rock Creek, and Paw Paw Creek Resorts. The first half of the trail has several elevation changes and past Rock Creek it levels out with more sparse tree cover. The trail is well marked and miles posts have been erected for reference. Expect a moderate degree of difficulty from the trail, as it is suited for weekend adventures and conditioning for extended trips.
If you wish to camp along the trail keep in mind there are wilderness camps scattered throughout but you mustcarry in your supplies (water, food, fire
wood, etc.). If you’re not up for roughing it in the woods there are also recreational areas that provide running water and bath-houses.
Water is not available along the trail except in developed parks. If you plan to camp in one of the primitive areas it would be advisable to carry enough for your needs. Also the area of which you will be hiking is inhabited by several forms of wildlife including copperheads and rattlesnakes. Exercise good caution to prevent any unwanted meetings. Ticks, mosquitoes, and chiggers are fairly common during summer months. Therefore a good brand of insect repellant would be advisable.
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